January 26, 2011

What Sunflowers Do!

** This is my THIRD post today...please scroll down or click HERE for my There She Goes Peek or HERE for my MFT Sketch card. Thanks! **

Here is a card I created using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge from this past Sunday, SSSC101. This was one of those cards that came out exactly how I pictured it in my head...love that.

There is absolutely NO Copic coloring on this card...hard to believe I know! It was SO fun, and super fast, to make too!

I started by stamping this GORGEOUS quote from Helen Keller, "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It' what sunflowers do", from the GORGEOUS Faith & Hope set from Taylored Expressions in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and then cut it out and embossed the panel with Petite Oval Nestabilities. I sponged the edges with Memento Cantaloupe & Memento Tangelo to define it.

Using the Leafy Branch Die, I cut out the leaves and tucked them under the focal panel. I stamped the sunflowers from Friendship Blooms three times in Marigold Morning onto Choice Buttercream and then cut them out using the Friendship Blooms Die. I added some Coffee Bean Sparkly Fluff to the centers with a Quickie Glue Pen. SO easy and it adds such a nice texture.

The patterned paper is from Seaside from October Afternoon and I layered it onto a Kraft base with Foam Tape (all the elements are also popped up with Foam Tape). I added a strip of lace trim and some little pearls to opposite corners and called it done. This is about as CAS as I get :)

Here are the Taylored Dies I've used on my card today. For all the details about the amazing Taylored Dies and how they work, please click HERE.


Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Faith & Hope and Friendship Blooms from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Kraft (PTI), Ripe Avocado (PTI), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Seaside (October Afternoon)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Cantaloupe, Memento Tangelo and Marigold Morning (SU!)
Accessories: Petite Oval Nestabilties, Leafy Branch Die, Friendship Blooms Die, Coffee Bean Sparkly Fluff, Pearls, Quickie Glue Pen, Lace Trim, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape



  1. Oooh, my kind of card! Simply gorgeous :)

  2. WOWZER!! Jodi, this is so stunning sweetie!! I just LOVE your colors and layout!!HUGS

  3. What a gorgeous card, Jodi!! LOve it!

  4. no copics???!!! are you okay? lol! it's FABULOUS! and just perfect.

  5. This is lovely Jodi! the yellow on the kraft looks super! what great die cuts!

  6. Those are great colors together! Love the sunflowers! :)

  7. Jodi, that looks amazing! I love the flowers you created with the die.
    Hugs and smiles

  8. Third post? Girl, you are BIZZY!!! And, your cards are ALWAYS gorgeous!!! HOW do you manage to pull it all off????? :-)

  9. This is simply gorgeous! Love the quote and soft shading!

  10. love the pretty delightful colors you used. gorgeous card!

  11. Where do you get all the time and inspiration for all these amazing cards...SO jealous :)

  12. GORGEOUS!! I just LOVE kraft with yellow!

  13. Girlie - this is ADORABLE!!! Love how the Kraft makes the other colors pop!

  14. Just came across your blog, your cards are lovely! Do you sell these online?


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