June 27, 2011

Patriotic Sunflower

This paper was such a funny color for a Sunflower so I thought I would run with it, all and all I am pretty pleased at the end result, even though this was so so out of my comfort zone.  I am usually tend to use exact real life colors and hate that about myself.  The paper is from a DCWV Summer Dream stack from last summer I believe.   I made it following one of the sketch this week at RAQs challenge on the Cricut message board and the sketch this week at Mojo Monday, how lucky is that, that it fit both sketches with just very very minor adjustments.

What do you think?  Cute huh?  Also since it was nearly the 4th of July I thought it was the perfect time to use these colors and the challenge this week at My Sheri Crafts the theme is Independence Day or Red, White and Blue and I thought this would be a great birthday card for someone with a 4th of July birthday.  The happy birthday is a stamped sentiment that I heat embossed.
The flower was cut from Walk in my Garden (boy I haven't used this cartridge in a long time) and is almost 4 inches high.  The flower part is cut 4 times and layered.   I added white pearl to where there was small holes cut out of the red.  The white is white linen pearl paper, so I thought the pearls matched well.
So what do you think of my funky Patriotic Sunflower?  So glad you stopped by and have a wonderful weekend.
Other challenges for this card
Fantabulous Cricut   Red, White & Blue  ends 7/3
Squigglefly  Red, White & Blue  ends 7/3
Make it Monday  Anything goes  ends 7/3
Sentimental Sundays  Patriotic colors ends 7/2
Hooked on Craft   Show us your Flowers  end 7/3
Craft Us Crazy Red,White Blue or Summer ends 7/5
Paper Playtime  Red, White & Blue end 7/9


Sharon said...

This is just fantastic! I love the sunflower!!!! The DCWV paper is just perfect!! :)

kksb said...

I think it makes a great birthday card for anyone born in July! Lovely.

Flamenco92627/Julieta said...

I love this card! Great colors! It totally reminds me of a photo album we had when we were little. I have that stack and just loved that paper!

Michelle said...


Fabulous card, looks wonderful in these colours.

Thank you for sharing with us this week at Make It Monday.

Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning.

Michelle :o)

Hlora said...

oh it is so sweet! you always have the perfect paper for every image!! I love this card. I saw your project in "Make It Monday"

Melanie said...

Great card. Love the colours and that gorgeous flower.

fls said...

That is totally cute! I'm so glad I stopped over from Make it Monday for a closer look. Good for you to stretch your comfort zone (perhaps I'll try one day).

Karen said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.

LeAnne said...

Very cute!

Antonella said...

This is such a cute card and I love the patriotic sunflower! Great idea!! I linked over from Make it Monday where I've linked too (#16).
Hugs, antonella :-)

Holly said...

Such a cheery card! I love your flower! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Sarah said...

This is so pretty! Love the sunflower. Thank you so much for creating with us at FCCB!

Marlene said...

Great Card! Love how you made the sunflower patriotic! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB & Sentimental Sundays!

FCCB & Sentimental Sundays DTM

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I love your different take on the sunflower! Nicely done!
Thanks so much for joining us in our "Summer Theme and/or Red, White & Blue” challenge at Craft Us Crazy and hope you will join us again!
Huggies ~
Craft Us Crazy DT

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Fabulous card! Love the flower ;) Thank you for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays ;)

Anne-Marie said...

Such a happy card! Ilove that cheery sunflower....saw it on Make it Monday....loveky job!

HandmadebyTLC said...

The pearls and flower choice is fabulous. Great entry into our patriotic colors challenge at Sentimental Sundays! So glad you could join us, good luck and hope to see you again next time!
Tammy Louise

My Lil' Bits said...

This is so pretty, I love that sunflower. And that pretty blue bow. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week.
Lisa C

Karen said...

Awww that is really Cool!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sentimental Sunday's this week:-)

clair said...

Saw your gorgeous card over at Make it Monday, fab colours, loving it.
Will pop on over from now on.
Take care
Clair xx

Tameko said...

Fabby card. I like your patriotic flower. Thanks so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

Kerrie said...

Wonderful card, love the flower....

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Cricut Couple said...

Wow Donna!!! This couldn't be more brilliant!!! Love it!

cindy said...

Love this card. I was looking at a challenge blog and your card jumped out at me and said look at me. Just wanted you to know what a stand out card you made and I like it:)

Tracey Brossart said...

Gorgeous card! That DP is so pretty as well as the sunflower!

Thanks for playing along with us at "Paper Playtime" and good luck!

xx Tracey xx PP/DT

Sheri said...

Love the paper with that flower! AWESOME! Thanks for joining this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)