November 8, 2021
Oh, sunflowers are so beautiful, aren’t they? I pulled out my Stampin’ UP! Celebrate Sunflowers and one of the Picture This Dies and came up with these cards. I did place the largest of the Stampin’ UP! Stitched Rectangles around the Picture This Die to get a finished look but it is not necessary. Now, my first idea was to highlight the smaller sunflower and leave the larger stamped sunflowers uncolored as a design element along with the amazing real Cork Specialty Paper.
My next idea was to add a longer sentiment into the middle stitched opening of the Stampin’ UP! Picture This Dies which left me without a place to place the smaller colored sunflower so I added color to the larger sunflowers and placed some leaves around the sentiment. I stamped and colored the small sunflower on the inside.
You can use the other longer sentiment in the Stampin’ UP! Celebrate Sunflowers, too:)
Notice the great stitching on the middle slot of the Picture This Dies? The dies create a stitching on the inside and the outside. I actually colored the flowers and layered the cork die cut over them. Next time, I think I will stamp the sunflowers, die cut the rectangles out, and then color the sunflowers inside the rectangles and then put them back into the open rectangles so I would have stitching on both parts! Not only does this show the cute stitching but then you only need to color what you would see inside the rectangles.
The Stampin’ UP! Picture This Dies has two dies in the set…note that they do not cut out a rectangle around them- only the rectangles and circles. You just precut your card stock (or DSP, Specialty Paper) to the size you need before you cut the shapes out.
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