Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Sunny Sunflowers

Hi friends! I am so excited to share my Design Team card for The Card Concept Challenge #160: Sunny Sunflowers! Look at this gorgeous picture! It's hard not to be inspired...and remember you can use the colors or the image or both for your creation!
My card would fall under the Mixed Media style - embossing powder and watercolor...pretty much my go to for every card! I used both the colors and the image to create 2 cards:
I have had this Stampendous Stamp & Stencil in my stash for years and never used it (NBUS!) so I really wanted to finally get some use out of it for this challenge. I do see it is still available at Amazon and some other online shops.
My background was stamped in a pale grey ink using My Favorite Things Woodgrain background stamp, now retired. The floral image was stamped with Altenew's Black Obsidian Ink and sprinkled with Altenew's Clear Crisp Embossing Powder while set wet and then heat set.  All on Ranger's Watercolor Paper.
I colored with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and fussy cut all the images. I am not a fan of fussy cutting, but these were quite easy to do.

All in all, pretty quick and easy cards. Perfect Fall card for birthdays or even get well. 
Thank you for joining me on my blog today and I am hoping to see YOUR work! 
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  1. Anita, what a beautiful mixed media creation! Love the use of this stamp set (I also have so many NBUS items, lol!)! Perfect for our inspiration challenge and thankful that you were able to finally ink this one up! Hugs and so thankful that you are part of our DT, sweet friend!

    1. Thank you, Julie! I sure appreciate your kind comments and all you do for us!

  2. Well I am certainly glad you pulled it out to use as it is GORGEOUS!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons!
    Diane FS DT

  3. Oh Anita these are such beautiful cards! Excellent coloring and design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  4. Both beautiful cards Anita - those flowers are stunning!

  5. I love these cards - they are so eye-catching! Thanks for entering this into our challenge this time, at the Colour Crazy Challenge - Vic, DT x

  6. Your sunflower creation is fantastic! Thank you for sharing it with us. I’m also excited to tell you that you are the winner of our Tales of the Traveling Totes giveaway for our latest episode. If you will please, go back to Entertaining Women and leave me your mailing address in comments, we’ll get your package on the way! I won’t publish the comment to keep your address private. So excited for you! CherryKay

    1. How wonderful! Thank you, CherryKay! I've left my information on your blog.

  7. Great card and so pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Four Seasons Challenge!

  8. That is beautiful! I love sunflowers.

  9. I love the pop of color from the flowers and how beautifully you colored them! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  10. Beautiful card Anita. Love the sunflowers. Congrats on winning the Mackenzie Child's giveaway. I am happy to feature your sunflower card at Love Your Creativity.