Sunday, 7 July 2013

Sunflower Wedding


You know that saying "Go big or go home"? This card is 6x6. That's BIG. I made it for my neighbour to send to a couple whose wedding she can't attend.

This is my second attempt that this card - here's the first. My neighbour wanted something with a little more 'presence' shall we say. She was very pleased with this one, which was a big relief to me, because I don't know how many leftover sunflower wedding cards I'm going to need this summer!

Again, I used a Stampin' Up poinsettia stamp (a bigger one from a different set this time), stamped, offset and stamped again so that the petals overlapped, then stamped a big circle in brown and filled it with Cinnamon stickles. I matted the main panel on gumball green and then on some beautiful yellow vellum.

And since the only 6x6 envelopes I have are brushed gold, this card is going to land on the doorstep with a nice solid visual and audible 'thump'. Presence indeed!

14 comments:

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh, hahaha, I totally remember that story about your neighbor wanting something not as CAS! Way to combine her tastes with your style. It's still very "you" but definitely a lot louder!

Teresa Zuehls said...

LOL! Such a cute story! I'm sure you would rather have her happy than just ok with it. The card is beautiful with all the yellow and those creative "sunflowers" are gorgeous with the brown stickles centers and I love the green leaves.

Hannelie said...

Nothing better than a bunch of sunflowers to start my day!
Beautiful card Ardyth!

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS sunflowers - you can never have too many ;)

Malika said...

I love tour sunnflowers,so Nice

Greatings Malika

mypapercraftworld said...

What a great ending to your story, Ardyth ... a happy friend and a happy and amazing card. In a couple of weeks, all the sunflower fields round here will be in bloom ... hope they'll look as gorgeous as your card! Anita :)

Hannah A. said...

This card is glorious. :) So happy and just right for a wedding. You think 6x6 is big?! I regularly make 8x8 cards! They're special request from family members to give to those who are extra special and/or for extra special occasions. They're my favourite to make. :)

The Crafty Laydee said...

Love these sunflowers Ardyth-very striking,very pretty
Nessa xxx

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool!!

Tracey McNeely said...

So pretty Ardyth!

Barb Murphy said...

this is beautiful and sweet at the same time. I love love love that sentiment!

Joyce said...

This is really pretty. And, at 6X6, it certainly has presence.

Bobby said...

The minute I saw this card I thought "Another sunflower?" I forgot about the need for something a little "more". She must be pleased with this one.

Gabby said...

What a nice, bright, cheery wedding card! Good way to get use out of that poinsettia in the summer. :) Like the Stickles centers as well.