Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sparklie Sunflower Birthday

Thank you all so much for the wonderful Birthday wishes :)  I really appreciate you all!!  It's also been fun to hear your comments on your own birthdays.  You know some people have mentioned they are older/younger but the way I look at it we're all equal here on the net ~ I never think of people in terms of age so no my mind it's all good!

Today I have a sparklie sunflower birthday card to share with you all.  It's made using one of the few Stampin' Up sets I have.  I love this set because it's a two step flower meaning you stamp the image first then stamp the detailing with the second stamp ~ in this case the inside of the flowers or leaf details.

Sunflower Birthday


Adirondack Dye Ink 
Stickles Glitter Glue
Distress Ink
Ink Blending Tool
Scrap paper
Stampin' Up Two Step Sunflowers (retired)
Sentiment ~ TAC (retired)


1. Trim cardstock to desired size.  (I used 5x7)

2. Stamp two of the largest flowers ~ one on each side about half way up the panel.  Stamp one flower on scrap paper and cut out.  This will be our mask used in later steps.

3. On these two flowers, stamp the 2nd part of the image (detail stamp) using black or brown ink.

4. Place the mask over one of the large sunflowers.  Stamp a small flower slightly overlapping the covered flower.  Stamp a second image on scrap paper and trim. 

5. Use the small and large flower masks as needed and fill in the bottom portion of the card leaving space for leaves to be added later.

6. After you have finished stamping the small flowers, stamp the small flower centers again using the black or brown ink.

7. Fill in any blank areas along the bottom by stamping the leaf image.  Remember to use the masks as needed. 

8. Stamp the 2nd detail leaf stamp on the leaves.

9.  Color all of the flowers using Yellow and Black Stickles Glitter Glue.  Add black outlines and highlights to the leaves.  Let the Stickles dry completely before moving on.

10. Stamp sentiment using desired color of ink above the sunflowers.

11.  Fill in the area above the sunflowers using Stormy Sky Distress Ink and the Ink Blending Tool.  If there are any open areas among the sunflowers, ink those areas using Mustard Seed Distress Inks & the IBT.

12. Add ribbon if desired.

So there you go...
a very sparklie Sunflower Birthday Card sure to brighten anybody's day!


  1. Great Technique, and a Beautiful Card! I also wanted to say Thank you for the RSC link! I found some great new stamps and the coupons are Fantastic!!!

  2. Thanks again Roni for a beautiful card with a fab explanation x Hilda


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