Here’s how I came up with this idea. It’s the sketch challenge card for the week, I hostess the challenge so I was drawing up the sketch and after saving it to the files I closed the program and my screen wallpaper photo was this huge partial sunflower (enter light bulb icon here) and here it is. The bee seemed the perfect image to go along with the flower.
Okay, so I thought I was pretty clever…right…wrong…I was in Waxyo’s gallery today only to find a big ol’ sunflower almost like mine; she constructed hers a little different. Just when I thought I was good!
Oh and if you can guess which card of hers just might be featured in an upcoming challenge, I’ll give you a seek peek at that week’s card!!!
The flower is about five inches along the card edge. Darkest outside panel for the image layers is 2 3/8” by 2 1/8”.
I double stamped the background –Flannel Plaid and Linen. The sunflower is both sizes of Stampin Up oval punches and a 1 ½” circle punch. Edges distressing with a Tonic perforator tool then ink distressed. This card front is mounted on a white cardstock (I’m using up some scrap) so I inked the portion of the card that the slot punch shows through. The ribbon is between the two layers so I won’t show inside.
The sentiment if also from the same set as the bee but I’m a rebel and cut the wording out of the bee and flower images to better serve my needs, I don’t use thank you that often.
Thank you Sue/StampinSusie for the set, I will certainly enjoy it! You’re so thoughtful!
Registered: November 18, 2005 Location: Jeffersonville, IN Posts: 28395
Tue, Jan 02, 2007 @ 9:28 PM
WOW -- my eyes are buggin'!!!! So FABULOUS (and I'm at a loss for words too -- not like me at all). Roxie this is just incredible, love everything about this card from the sunflower, the ribbon to the distressing! WOW!