Blogland is full of beautiful festive projects, and I just want to decorate my house! Soon enough... I am an early holiday decorator as it is.
So I showed my mother in law the image for Simple Sunflower on the Papertrey site awhile back, and the first thing she said was "That would make a great poinsettia".
Why didn't I think of that?
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I mean, I have a lovely friend who adores sunflowers, so I was going to get it anyway so that I would have it to make cards for her...
But I made a Christmas card with it first.
I mean, come ON. Isn't that awesome?
So all I did was stamp the larger bloom in a lighter shade, and then I stamped the smaller bloom right over top in a darker shade. then I stamped the center in yellow and added rhinestones.
I used this same technique to make all kinds of flowers for a few other cards. I'll share those next week.
Don't you *love* it?!
I even have tags for you today, as well.. I have been trying to get back in the groove of making them, since my gift pile is growing already.
He knows of my
But since then, I have LOVED everything snowflake... these dies were MINE.
Oh, I love this one. Look at how the flourish just *works*.
Hey! It's the sunflower center stamped in silver!
Seriously, one of the best $5 purchases ever...
Have a great weekend!
Paper: PaperZone Facets in Sangria; PTI Stamper's Select White
Stamps: PTI Simple Sunflower, Bells & Boughs, Fancy Flourishes, Mat Stack 2 Collection, Stylish Sentiments: Holiday, Tag Its #8
Ink: Stampin' Up! Rose Red, Purely Pomegranate, Crushed Curry, Real Red; VersaFine Onyx; Silver Pigment (can't remember brand, sorry!)
Other: PTI Damask Snowflakes dies, Tag Sale #4 Die, Pure Poppy Vintage Button; Martha Stewart Green Seam Binding