Fall Sunflowers

Happy Friday everyone!! Brenda, here with you today. I hope you have some fun things planned for the weekend!!  Fall is definitely in the air here in the Midwest!! The high temperature is only supposed to reach 80 degrees all next week. Quite a change from the 90 – 100 degree weather we have been experiencing. I LOVE warmer weather, but I also love fall…just not so much what comes after fall…the dreaded winter.

Sunflowers always remind me of fall and today I have three cards that are all very similar. All I did was change up the embossing powder, sentiment and embellishments.


I began by heat embossing the Fresh Cut Sunflower Coordinating Outline images with gold, white & sparkle gold embossing powders. The images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (without water) and then cut with the Coordinating Dies. I cut three panels with the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large) and watercolored them in shades of blue. The Haute Stripes Background Cling Stamp was stamped and heat embossed onto some white cardstock with the same three embossing powders, before die-cutting with the largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large).  All the sentiments are from Anemone Wishes and were also heat embossed onto the lower, right corner of the watercolored panel. The sunflowers and leaves were adhered to the panel, with the largest being popped up with foam adhesive. The watercolored panel was also adhered with dimensional adhesive onto the striped background. A few sequins were the finishing touch.

Here is the card with the gold embossing powder and sequins from Blue Lagoon and Summer Skies Couture Mixes.


Here is a close-up with the white embossing powder and sequins from the Summer Skies Couture Mix.


Last, but not least, is the sparkle gold powder and sequins from Belle’s Dress Couture Mix. (The sparkle is so hard to photograph.)


Do you have a favorite? I can’t decide…I love the tone-on-tone of the white, but the gold is so elegant and the sparkle gold is so, well, sparkly!!!

Even though Fall is in the air, you have a few more days to enter the challenge over at The Ton!! The theme for this month is Summer!! Come play along for a chance to win a $50 gift code to The Ton’s Shop!!!

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Have a wonderful weekend!!!


4 thoughts on “Fall Sunflowers

  1. Maggie B says:

    Hi Brenda ~ This card features my very favorite flower and you’ve done a stunning job creating it. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. ~HUGS~


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