Thursday, August 4, 2016

Creative Impressions Blog Hop--A Sunflower Card


Welcome to the Stampendous and Creative Impressions Blog Hop.  Creative Impressions sent plenty of beautiful ribbons and hardware for the Stampendous Team to play with, and boy, did I have a lot of fun!  My project includes the ribbon and the metal.  Before I get into that, though, let me tell you about the prizes........

Comment for a chance to win one of these great prize packages! US winners only. See Official Rules for details. Deadline to comment is Sunday, August 7th, midnight PDT. Winners will be announced early next week.
Three prize packages that include:
  • An assortment of ribbons and hardware
  • PLUS winner’s choice of Create Winter, Create A Poinsettia or Create Fall Stamp Set
Here is my creation for today (you may notice it on the banner--I am super proud of that!)

Life Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set SSC1213
Long Sunflower Stencil DWLL429
Leaf Texture Stencil DWLG616
Regular Embossing Paste
Dreamweaver Palette Knife
Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle
Removable Tape
Versamark Pen
Versamark Ink Pad
Embossing Powder in Clear Lemon, Jade Pearlustre, Olive Opaque, Chocolate Opaque, Clear
Creative Impressions Metal Tag
Creative Impressions Ribbon Antiqued Gold 70/28
Stazon in Spiced Chai
Embossing Heat Gun
Manual Die Cut Machine
Rubber Embossing Mat
Big Bite, Crop O Dile or Hole Punch
Tapestry Needle
My Colors Card Stock in Goldenrod, Parrot and White
Fabric Tac or another fabric glue
Adhesive--I used Zip Dry

1)  Ink the back of stencil DWLG616 with Versamark.
2)  Set the stencil face down on the bed of your machine.  Cover with the parrot card stock, rubber mat, and top mat.
3)  Run the project through the die cut machine.
4)  Remove the card stock and cover with clear embossing powder.  Tap off the excess.
5)  Heat with the embossing tool.
6)  Tape stencil DWLL429 onto the burlap with the removeable tape.  Be sure to tape all the way around the stencil.
7)  Remove the embossing paste with the palette knife and place a strip across the top of the stencil.
8)  Place the back of the palette knife above the paste, making contact with the stencil.
9)  Pull the knife down the stencil, depositing paste in the wells.  You need to keep contact between the palette knife and the stencil all the way down.
10)  Place the remaining paste back into the container.
11)  Carefully remove the stencil from the burlap and allow the paste to dry completely.
12)  While the paste dries, place the selected stamp on the acrylic block, ink up with the Stazon, and stamp on the metal.  Let it dry completely.

13)  After the paste is completely dry, you will "paint" it with the embossing powders.  You will do this by coloring a small portion of paste with the Versamark Pen, covering it with the embossing powder, and heating it with the heat gun.
14)  Glue the completed burlap to the goldenrod card stock.
15)  Use the awl to create guide holes around the burlap.
16)  Stitch around the burlap with the tapestry needle and the twine.
17)  Cut the background image in half and mount it onto both sides of a piece of white 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" card stock.
18)  Adhere the center of the card.
19)  Use your Big Bite or hole punch to create holes on either side of a leaf.
20)  Run the crepe ribbon into the hole on one side and out through the hole on the other.  Adhere the ends just under the card stock.
21)  Attach the card to a white card stock back that is 8 1/2" by 5 1/4" folded in half.
22)  Tie the metal tag onto the crepe ribbon using a hemp bow.

Thanks for stopping by to see the post today.  Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win.  You will love it if you get a prize!

Here are the rest of the posts today:


  1. This is stunning! Love the texture!

  2. Just so beautiful! I've never thought to use burlap like this. Great idea! Hugs, Robin

  3. This is beautiful! Love your use of the stencils!

  4. LOVE the sentiment the lovely sunflower and the burlap behind said flower!! All in all it is quite beautiful!! TFS! :-)

  5. I would use this for a bookmark.
    Love the use of the burlap - really
    fits in with the sunflower.
    thanks for shring.

    1. fingers got on the wrong buttons again

      Thanks for sharing.

  6. INK the back of the stencil???? WOW! This is my newly learned skill for today! I didn't think of inking or running though the machine! And here you might have thought we didn't read the directions!!! I love what you did of course! Thank you for sharing!

    1. I was pretty pleased with myself when I thought of that. It is really fun, especially with the Versamark. Give it a try!

  7. Very pretty and
    I love the way
    you used the
    Carla from Utah

  8. Very pretty and
    I love the way
    you used the
    Carla from Utah

  9. What a lovely and beautiful project! Love love love the sunflower on the burlap.

  10. Love, love your banner. What a fantastic job you did with interesting materials and stencils.

  11. Thanks for sharing your tips & tricks for creating this banner. Love all the details.

  12. Lovely project. I like the texture on your sunflower. Thanks for sharing with us.

  13. Very, very pretty! I need to get out the burlap. :-) Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Awesome textures and colors! Love the burlap and the sweet metal tag details, along with that pretty sunflower!

  15. I love the burlap. The sunflower stands out very nicely.

  16. I love the textures,and everything!! Stunning work!

  17. Love the sunflower with the burlap!
    Sue in Ohio

  18. This is so pretty and reminds me of the farm fields on my parents' homestead. Lovely!

  19. Clever way to use a stencil as a stamp! Love this and use of burlap!THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

  20. What a pretty sunflower card this is, Laura! I love how you used burlap and other elements for all that great texture!!! Superb!!