Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The Card Concept - Summer Harvest


Check out the new inspiration board over on The Card Concept blog!
 The theme this week is: Summer Harvest
Everyone is welcome to play along using the colors, the theme, 
textures, items, or just anything from the picture as your starting point.
 I was inspired by the chalkboard and sunflowers to create this mixed media gate fold card.

My card features an oversized sunflower stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Arteza real brush pens. I then added some glitter glue dots to the center and a few highlights with a white gel pen and white Prismacolor Pencil. To create the chalkboard look, I embossed my black card panels with a Spellbinder M-Bossabilities folder and lightly rubbed white pigment ink over top. The belly band was created by punching both sides of a black paper strip with  a deep edge punch from Martha Stewart. Scroll down to see how I finished the inside of this card.

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Supplies and tools:
  • Like a Sunflower (Sweet n Sassy Stamps) 
  • Friendship Is A Blessing  (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Quilted Delight M-Bossabilities (Spellbinders)  
  • Brilliance Moonlight White Ink (Tsukineko) 
  • Skeleton Leaves Die (Sizzix - Tim Holtz) 
  • Embroidery Deep Edge Punch (Martha Stewart)
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Arteza Real Brush Pens
  • Studio G Glitter Glue 
  • Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide (Ranger) 
  • Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger) 
  • White Gel Pen
  • Prismacolor Pencils 

I hope you'll come play along in this week's challenge!

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Bunny said...

Beautiful card. It's colored so nicely. Love the verse inside the card. [Bunny]

Kathleen said...

A really gorgeous sunflower which really stands out against the lovely black background. Thank you for joining our 'Hand coloured image' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Donna said...

Gorgeous sunflower card (one of my favorite flowers), inside of the card is beautiful too!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous big sunflower,very creative adding the glitter glue dots to the center, lovely touch. I love the embossed background and how you added white ink to highlight it, like the way you dressed up the belly band also with your punched borders, it is just as gorgeous on the inside too with the great verse and pretty stamped flowers!

brenda said...

What a beautifully bold Sunflower, the essence of late summer in so many gardens, thanks so much for sharing and joining in our 'Colouring' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

Your creation would also fit the Anything Goes option at the new We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge:, a great prize and also a Giveaway this week.

B x

Ellibelle said...

So beautifully done! Love the sunflower!
Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Jackie C said...

Just perfect for the Challenge!
Great project!
Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

Michele K. Henderson said...

Esther, I love the bright colors in your sunflower! This really has me thinking about fall!
Warm Hugs,
Michele K. Henderson

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Such a lovely Sunflower card, perfect for this time of year, here in Canada. Thanks for sharing with us over at Paper Funday
Cindy DT