Tuesday, September 8, 2020

A Jar of (Fall) Flowers

 Happy Tuesday...and happy first day of school! Yep...I am headed back for year #25 as a high school music teacher, and I have to say I've never been so anxious. Covid-19 means a whole new way of doing education, including teaching instrumental music without instruments! Don't ask...

Suffice to say, I spent the better part of the weekend in my studio trying to distract myself from the uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the return to school. I turned to one of my favourite stress-relievers...colouring! I decided a little colour therapy was in order, so I made a last-minute change to my plans for this week and decided to feature the Jar of Flowers bundle. The beautiful florals in this stamp set are just what the doctor ordered. Check out this pretty fall card...

Sunflower card

One of the things I love most about this time of year is the abundance of gorgeous sunflowers. I used the sunflower image from the Jar of Flowers set, stamped in Early Espresso ink on some light woodgrain DSP from the In Good Taste DSP pack. I coloured the image using Stampin' Blends: Light Mango Melody, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Old Olive, Dark Cajun Craze and Light Cinnamon Cider. The sentiment is from the Celebrate Sunflowers set and is stamped in Early Espresso. I used the Stitched Nested Labels dies to die-cut my woodgrain DSP. Here is a closer look...

sunflower card

The background DSP is from the Flowers for Every Season pack. I added a vertical element using Cinnamon Cider card stock, embossed with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. I love the subtle texture of that folder! I embellished a little using a couple of leaves from the In Good Taste Elements and some Bumblebee Gingham ribbon.

On the inside I kept it super simple, adding a panel of Whisper White card stock and a scrap strip of the same DSP I used on the front. (*Reminder...NEVER throw out those scraps...they are the perfect accent for the inside of your cards!)

sunflower card

I'll be demonstrating this card and two others (with LOTS of colouring) in today's Tuesday Live @ Five video at 5 pm ET over on my Facebook page. If you miss me, you can catch the replay shortly afterwards on my YouTube channel. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a super week!

sunflower card



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