by Yvonne de Grijp
The new Spellbinders® Create-a-flower templates are such fun to create with. Today I will show you how to make a sunflower and make a beautiful card with it.
Spellbinders® Paper Arts Supplies:
Preferred Partner Companies:
- Flourishes LLC™: Dahlias SS248 - Clearstamps
- IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®: Stazon® Jet Black SZ-31 - Ink Pad, sponge dauber ST-DAB-003
Cross Promotional Partners:
- Bazzill Basic Paper™: Celery, Safari, Milkshake, Black, Card Shoppe - 12"x12" cardstock
- Beacon Adhesives, Inc.: 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
- Deco Art®: Metallic Lustre™: Gold Rush ML02C - Wax Metallic Finish
- Graphic 45®: French Country: A la Carte #4500637 - 12"x12" patterned paper
- Scor-Pal®: Scor-Buddy™, Scor-Tape™: 1/2" double sided adhesive tape
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: 3D foam squares - brown no. 01615 - self adhesive foam squares
- acrylic stamp block
- 1" vanilla satin ribbon
- rubber or foam mat
- a tool to curl the petals
- a pin
To make the sunflower:
Cut/emboss 10 sets of each size petals from Bazzill Basic Paper™ yellow Card Shoppe cardstock.
Cut/emboss 3 sets of both leaves and one flower base from Safari cardstock.
Cut/emboss a flower center from Milkshake cardstock.
Use a IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® dauber to rub some Gold Rush Deco Arts® Metallic Lustre™ along the edges of the leaves and tops of the petals.
Curl all the petals.
Use a foam pad or a rubber mat to put the petals on and curl the petals by rubbing a round-tipped ballpoint circle-wise over the petal centers.
I find it the easiest to use a pin to keep my flower base on it's place while gluing the petals on.
This way the flower base stays in place perfectly.
Glue 10 of the largest petals on the flower base and let dry.
Then glue the 10 second largest petals on the base and let dry.
Build the flower with the third largest and then the smallest petals.
Glue the brown flower center on top.
Then curl the edges of the flower to your likings.
Trim Celery 10¼"x7⅛" cardstock to 10½"x7⅛" .
Fold in half to create a 5¼ "x 7⅛" card base.
Trim yellow Card Shoppe cardstock to size 6⅞"x4⅞" and glue to card base using Beacon Adhesives, Inc. 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue.
Cut/emboss/stencil Exquisite Labels Eleven #3 (with #1 being the smallest tdie template) from black cardtsock.
Use a slightly moistenend IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® dauber to stencil with Gold Rush Deco Arts® Metallic Lustre™.
Glue upon upon card base.
Cut/emboss Spellbinders® Matting Basics B #4 from Graphic 45® French Country - A la Carte patterned paper.
Stamp Flourishes LLC™ Dahlias text on the die-cut using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Stazon® Jet Black inkpad.
Wrap yellow satin ribbon around the patterned die-cut and glue to the back using Scor-Pal® ½" Scor-Tape™
Glue upon the cardbase using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® brown 3D foam squares.
Glue the sunflower to the card.
Tie a bow from yellow satin ribbon and glue to the card using Scor-Tape™.
To curl the edges of flower petals I like to use a small round stick (or a paint-brush) to prevent folds in the petals.
Baby wipes are a great way to clean your hands from Metallic Lustre.
You can easily moisten the Metallic Lustre paste by misting a little water upon the paste.
Using 3D foam squares give that beautiful 3D-effect to your card.
“Being creative is a way of life too…” on Yvonne’s blog, Phoebeez. Happy crafting!