Welcome to the Stampin Friends May 2017 Hop! You have arrived at Kathie’s (that’s me!) blog. If you have arrived from Barbara’s amazing blog … I’m glad you came for a visit! Be sure to continue on though the hop until you get back to where you started. I hope you find lots of inspiration as you hop on through! Please welcome our super talented guest blogger this month!! Be sure to say hello as you visit her blog. … Hi, Lori!!!
There is quite a bit of Big Shot work on this card… but it’s very quick if you cut multiple pieces at the same time. The card itself is very simple, with a Whisper White (thick card stock) base, a layer of Chocolate Chip and top layer of Whisper White.
I used Birthday Blooms for my sentiments. I stamped in Early Espresso. The solid circle (under the medallion layer) is from the Layering Circle Framelits cut from Early Espresso. I used Chocolate Chip top layer of the sunflower center which is cut from A scallop circle (from the Layering Circle Framelits) and 2 dies from the BRAND NEW (available this month as part of a bundle) Eastern Medallion dies.
The sunflower is cut from the Eastern Medallion dies in Daffodil Delight. This die does not completely cut … on purpose. A few easy snips and you can free it from the paper. I used 2 to make it a full sunflower.
I like to carry the theme from the card front to the inside. I just used an extra leaf. The leaves are from the May Flowers Thinlits. In the end, there is no question that this is a May Flower card!
I popped the sunflower and leaves up on dimensionals. I really like this card a lot!
Below is how I laid out the dies to minimize the number of passes on the Big Shot. Using your magnetic platform makes life easier!!
Here is my 3D project … simply made with a piece of covered floral wire. I used a Wild Wasabi circle to cover the wire in the back. The leaves are held on with glue dots. .. I stuffed some styrofoam into the small terra cotta pot, stuck in some moss and the sunflower.
I added some of the brand new Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon that will be available June 1st in the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog to dress up the pot..
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Here are the links to each blog in the hop. You are at Kathie’s blog. Elizabeth is up next … just click on her name! Have fun!!