This is a card that we made at the Stamping club back in September. To learn more about the Stamping club and all its advantages, click here.
Sunflowers are one of my favorite flower. To make the “sunflower” rosette on the card, I used the Simply Scored Scoring board to score a strip of 1-1/4″ every 1/2 inch. It really helps to fold your accordion. (For a step by step tutorial on how to make a rosette, check this post.) The background was stamped with the “Hardwood” background stamp in Soft Suede on Crumb Cake card stock. The 2 leaves were stamped with “Flower Patch” stamp set and cut with matching framelits. Here’s a little trick for you how to make the veins on your leaves. Ink your leaf image with Old Olive ink (as usual) and before stamping it, use a “Always Artichoke” marker directly on the stamp and draw lines to make the veins (on the stamp). Then stamp on Old Olive card stock.
I used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder to texture the flower center.
Here’s the directions to make the rosette:
- Start with 2 strips of 1-1/4” x 11”.
- Score at every 1/2” for the whole length. Repeat with the second strip.
- Fold like an accordion both strips.
- Attach the 2 strips together at one end. Join the 2 other ends together.
- Gently form a circle with the accordion, pushing one side together in the centre. Punch out 2 circles. Adhere one circle on top and one at the bottom (with multipurpose liquid glue or with sticky strips or sticky sheets) to hold your rosette in place.
Stamp set: A Round Array, Hardwood, Flower Patch
CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey, Early Espresso
Ink: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke Marker
Tools: 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch, 1″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Flower Fair Framelits dies