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Come and join me in my Creativity Zone where you can enjoy fun and challenging card design ideas that will inspire you to learn new techniques to maximize the use of your craft tools, most especially the Silhouette Cameo machine along with the Silhouette Studio Designer software, and truly enjoy your crafting to the fullest.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sunflower Card

After the intricate piano card file, I'm lost for card ideas and so I went to my Pinterest board and was inspired by this very simple and so elegant card. I would like to give the proper acknowledgment for the card but when I clicked on the link, I couldn't get in as the site is for invitational membership only. I wanted to make a card for someone who loves sunflowers. There are tons of sunflower templates out there but I couldn't find the exact design that I want so I ended up making my own design. I couldn't settle for just a plain brown circle in the middle of the flower and I came up with the idea of using a nice photo of a real sunflower to trace in Studio. It was tough finding one with a good traceable image. I then used the print and cut function .The result is just beautiful.

As usual, I applied the manual embossing technique using my McGill stylus set for the leaves and flourish. I also challenged myself to make good use of my  embossing folders which I love to collect but keep on forgetting to use them. .I made 6 cards and used different embossing folders on each card.

TIP: To save on your good paper/card stock, I cut the base of the card into 2 pieces and create a fold on the front layer to adhere to the back layer. See photos below.

And here is the best part for my blog followers, I'm sharing the sunflower for free along with the base of the card and Birthday Greetings sentiment. The sunflower leaf is included in the file but not the other leaves and flourish which were purchased from the Silhouette store.

Other leaves:
1) Design id #7836 (3 tailed Chrysanthemum)
2) Design id #10990 (Flourish)

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Happy crafting!