Sunday, 11 September 2022

Special Day Sunflowers

 Hi!  I'm back with another card.  It's rare that I get a chance to make cards just for the fun of it, but this morning I took a bit of time to make this card using the inspiration at Just Add Ink and the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge where I chose Orange/Rust-Free-Layers.  I'm also linking up The Four Seasons Fall Challenge.

I had just received this washi tape and die so wanted to try it out.

This is the Fall version of the tape - there is also a summer version which is just as pretty but more yellow.  I started my card with a white card base and layered on a gold matte foil panel over that.  The Dark Indigo panel was embossed with the Engraved EF and before adhering it, I went around the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink to add a bit of interest.  From there I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches with the two angled panels to provide some layers.  Both panels are matted onto the same gold matte foil but the top layer has also been embossed.

I arranged the die-cut washi tape around the angled panels and adhered it to the card base.  The finishing touch was a hot-foiled sentiment which is adhered with foam tape.

Here's another photo so you can see the shine.

This is way more layered than I usually make, but I quite like it!  Thanks so much for visiting!

Products used:

Ink:  Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
Cardstock:  White, Dark Indigo (PTI), Gold Matte Foil
Dies:  Sunflowers (Pink Fresh Studio), Embossed Edge Rectangles (Kat Scrappiness), Yana's Special Sentiments (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Gold Hot Foil, Sunflowers:  Fall Version Washi Tape (Pink Fresh Studio), Engraved EF (Sizzix)


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Tic-Tac-Toe


Lisa Elton said...

I love the drama the embossed dark indigo panel adds to this! Wonderful layers, wonderful card!

Ellibelle said...

I am loving these fabulous fall colors and beautiful flowers! And the embossed background looks amazing!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Four Seasons challenge. Hope to see you back there again soon!
Ellibelle's Corner

I Card Everyone said...

Karren, you've so beautifully captured the Just Add Ink photo! LOve the embossing - but something tells me that doesn't surprise you? Gorgeous washi in these lovely Autumnal colors!

Bunny said...

Beautiful card. The colors are grand. The embossing is also lovely. We have a sister challenge called Can You Handle The Pressure which is about embossing. Check it out. Thank you for joining us at The Four Seasons Challenge. Bunny - designer for The Four Seasons Challenge

Karen Letchworth said...

This wonderful navy embossed background is so regal. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Four Seasons.

Dawn T said...

Perfect Karren. Love the drama of the background and the gorgeous floral. The layers are just awesome looking

Chantell Randall said...

Oh wow! I love love the texture you have in the embossing - a great tactile effect, make you want to feel it. Chantell Just Add Ink

Jan said...

This is absolutely stunning Karren!! Is the sunflower really a washi tape? It’s amazing! An I love how you’ve added the navy embossing and gold touches. It’s so elegant and adds such a dramatic background. So lovely to see you at Just Add Ink. x