But back to today's post... the brief, in case you forget, is that I challenged myself to make at least 3 cards a week using only one set. I also try to create one holiday card with the same set, and the only time I use another set is when the set of the day just can't fulfill my needs.
Today's set is Simple Sunflower by Papertrey Ink. This was a slight impulse buy, since it's only $5... but it gets a lot of ink time around here!
One of my favourite friends just loves sunflowers, so I am always drawn to them. Thing is... today's post is one of only a couple of times I've actually created sunflowers with them!
For my first card, I used the smaller bloom as an accent to my sentiment. I stamped it off once before stamping it onto my label - I love the softer look this gives.
Then I thought I should really use this set to create, you know, *sunflowers*. Crazy notion, I know.
I am pretty sure I saw Nichole Heady make a background with this set, so that's likely where I could credit the idea to. I used the center of the flower to create my polka dot strip too...
And then because I'd done the oh-so-predictable sunflower thing, I thought I'd go way out there...
And make a blue and red flower - something that I can safely bet doesn't exist in nature! I also snuck a scrap in there that I'd stamped plaid onto for Josie's birthday invitations... since it was already stamped, I didn't think it was totally cheating.
And lastly, a Christmas card. You've seen this trick before, so it isn't exactly new, but I do still love it's effect!
Though, now looking at it, I think I want to add rhinestones to the flower center... we'll see if I actually do it, of course!
So that's it from me for now... I'll actually have a Festive Friday post for you too! Stay tuned....