Pennywise Arts Blog Hop 2011: Beadie Sunflower
So here we are at our first featured project of this year's Pennywise Arts Blog Hop. If you have just arrived here and don't know about the Hop, please visit the Pennywise Arts Blog to learn all about it. If you haven't seen our featured article to begin hopping here on the Trail, click here to read it. We don't want you miss out on your chance to win fantastic prizes and blog candy!
Nancy is sharing with us today her beaded sunflower card. It's so bright and springy, perfect for the gray stormy days we've had lately to brighten spirits with a hint and promise of spring! Join her as she guides you through how to create this beauty. And don't forget, leave her some love in the comment section at the end of the project for your chance to win this beautiful card, AND your chance to win a $25 shopping spree at the Pennywise Arts store!
Pennywise Beadie Sunflower
Finished Card Size: 5.5” x 4.25”
Sunflowers (Heartfelt Creations)
Verse (TPS Studio)
Spring Glitter Matstack (DCWV)
Vintage Sepia (Versafine)
Yellow Cadmium, Amber Clay, Burnt Sienna (Colorbox)
Kaleidacolor Fresh Greens (Tsukineko)
Multicolor Micro Beads (Pennywise Arts)
Blossom Two Die Cut (Spellbinders)
Heartfelt Creations Butterfly (Spellbinders)
Aqua Liquid Glue (Tombow)
- Last month I went to Portland to attend the stamp show and got these fabulous sunflower stamps and the die cuts shown. What fun.
- Stamp several medium and small sunflowers on a yellow scrap of paper with Sepia Ink and let dry. Using blossom 2 die cut, cut out flowers with your Cuttlebug or whatever machine you use.
- For a single blossom use 2 medium and 1 small flower. Using the lightest of the ColorBox inks, rub across paper, working from the edge of the center to the tip of the flower. With the next ink, color closer to the point of the flower. With the darkest ink, color just the tip of the flower. With sharp scissors, clip between flower petals to the center edge on one medium and one small flower. Curl edges either a brush handle or small round stick. Add glue to the center of the smallest flower, spread glue with a toothpick or small stick and sprinkle multicolor PennyWise Micro Beads. Press beads into flower and let dry.
- On a scrap of green paper stamp leaves, cut out leaves and curl with round stick. Die cut the butterfly and rub the butterfly with variegated green ink. Bend and curve the butterfly until it reaches the shape you wish. Add glue down the center, use stick to spread, press Pennywise Micro Beads into the center. [Note: The multicolored beads are a combination of micro beads used for several projects and then all leftover beads were added to the same container.]
- Stamp verse on same color of paper as flower and leaves. On card base attach printed paper, then green text paper. Attach leaves with pop dots. The bottom layer of flower is flat but attached with pop dots. The middle flower has curled pedals and offset from the first flower. It also has pop dots and as does the small flowers. Attach the butterfly with pop dots also.
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Are we havin' fun?!!!!