Monday, July 12, 2021

Sunflower Smiles

Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Monday!  Before I continue with sharing my Card of the Day, I wanted to remind everyone of the Blog Hop that is active until Midnight EST on 14 July so hop along for your chance to win some holiday themed prizes.  To find the hop, click HERE and you can also find the post in the sidebar to the right.  Hope to see you there!

My card today features the Sunflower Smiles digital image by Star Stampz.  I adore Sunflowers in the Summer and Fall.  I used to grow mini sunflowers in whiskey barrell pots, placing them on my front porch.  The minis are adorable, I need to grow some this Fall.

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers then trimmed the side with a My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edge Die. I created a side panel by inking up a strip of card using Catherine Pooler ink as I didn't have colored card that shade of blue. 

I cut a piece of craft foam slightly smaller that the focal panel and mounted all on a Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110 lb. card base.  I find myself using craft foam instead of foam tape of foam pads for dimension.  I find it more economical and I can die cut it to match the shape of more intricate die cuts.

The sentiment was sent to me in a card swap and lastly, I added Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle on the Sunflowers and enamel dots for additional interest.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time, Happy Crafting!


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  1. What a gorgeous card! I love it. It's so nice to see your creations linked up each week. Thank you!
    Janis, Owner & Design Team @ Crafting Happiness Challenges

  2. What a pretty and feminine creation Donna, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'For a Lady' theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge. It would also fit in perfectly with our flowers theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque.
    B x

  3. A wonderful summery card Donna - love your colouring of the flowers. I too find craft foam more economical than the tape or dots.
    Stay safe

  4. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Your brilliantly colorful flowers make this Darling even more beautiful! She is obviously a delighted gardener! xx

  6. This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  7. Adore your coloring and the sunflowers look very realistic. Thank you for playing in our challenge and can't wait to see more from you. Hugs, Kinjal DT - Clever Dexter

  8. Thanks for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Blog. We think your cleverly concocted creation is awesome. All the best!
    --- DT - Gina Ang ---
    Clever Dexter Challenge #19 - Hello Summer

  9. Your coloring on this is amazing!!! I LOVE your sunflowers!!! Beautifully designed card. Thank you for playing with us at The Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!!

    DT Member
    Cupcake Inspiration Challenge

  10. Just a wonderful card, I like the colors and the stamp, your coloring is awesome. Thanks for playing our challenge at Cupcake Inspiration!

    Leanne DT/CIC

  11. Stunning! Love those big bold sunnies! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspiration!

  12. Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge. Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Hope to see you again in the next month. :)
    ---DT - LIZZY---

  13. Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge. Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Hope to see you again in the next month. :)
    ---DT - LIZZY---

  14. Your card is absolutely beautiful and love how you have coloured it up. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month!

  15. Hello!
    I really like your project, thank you for joining the Clever Dexter challenge! I hope to see you again next month!
    DT Roberta

  16. Beautiful card! I love it. Thank you for playing along with the latest challenge over at Clever Dexter! - DT Marj

  17. Beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at our July Clever Dexter Challenge Good luck and we hope you join us too the next month! - DT Irene of Clever Dexter Challenge


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