Oops, sorry for those who had this card saved in their favorites. I deleted the photo thinking I could upload a different pic with a watermark immediately. Now I'm starting all over! So here it is again:
First, I stamped the sunflowers, using the masking technique, to make one flower head appear to be behind the other. Same with the leaves.
Then, using my paper trimmer, I cut out a rectangle from a separate scrap piece of cardstock, the size I wanted my "window" to be. I centered the rectangle over my stamped flowers and traced with a pencil, skipping over anything I'd stamped. (I didn't want any pencil lines on my flowers!) This gave me a guide for where to cut the straight lines, with either scissors or a craft knife and straight edge. Any leaf or petal or stem sticking out beyond the lines is carefully trimmed around (don't cut them off!).
I then cut a black cardstock rectangle to mat the sunflower panel. The card base is cut from an 8.5x11 inch Always Artichoke cardstock piece. I cut it in half the long way down, not across the short way, like I usually do. I then inked the Weathered stamp with True Thyme and stamped the card front. I tied a piece of black stitched ribbon around the middle of the card. (If I'd had my new In Colors stitched ribbon from the Holiday Mini I would have used that instead!) The sunflower panel was popped up on double-stick foam tape.