Fall is in the air...and it's almost Thanksgiving...a holiday when we express our gratitude for the blessings we've been given. This card was for SCS's Inspiration Challenge #50, you can view it here. (I also used this for the Coppertones WT87 challenge.)
Since I don't own any sunflower stamps *gasp* (not Meee!) , I created one!! First, I stamped the circle from "Little Shapes" with Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder on Yoyo Yellow cardstock. Then I used pastels and Q-tips to go over the white emboss (after I heat-set it). Then I added dots with Close to Cocoa and Really Rust markers. I wasn't extremely happy with the result, so I inked up the circle again with versamark and added Irridescent Ice EP and heat-set. It's very sparkley IRL!!
Then, I stamped the single leaf from "In Full Bloom" set all around the circle in Basic Brown ink. I then masked 2 at a time, and stamped one leaf in between the two. I also used my Aqua Painter and pad ink to watercolor some Summer Sun and Mustard onto leaves and then hightlighted spots with the white gel pen. Then I cut it out and taped onto Ballet Blue cardstock. For the butterfly, I just stamped him in black Stazon and watercolored him, and then added some white highlights. I attached him onto sunflower with pop dots.
For the background, I stamped the "Paisley" bg stamp in Really Rust onto Summer Sun cardstock. Here's where the copper comes in. I DO have copper cardstock, but it didn't match my copper hardware, so I chose Really Rust c.s. I embossed "grateful" onto the ballet blue and attached hardware on top. Added the word window punched peice and added another copper brad. Whew! I think I just broke a record for my longest detailed description of a card E*V*V*A!! :) If you're still reading this, WOOHOO!! Just wanna add how "GRATEFUL" I am for you to even be interested enough in my work to read this. *Big Hug*