Saturday, August 9, 2014

CASE-ing the Catty #4 - Sunflower from the Flower Brenzy Bigz Die

Unfortunately I didn't manage to play in the challenge at CASE-ing the Catty last week, but this week the Wedding theme is perfect for a card DD needed:-

DD is attending a wedding that has a full on sunflower theme, so I used the layout of the bag on page 71 of the Annual Catty as my inspiration & added this bloom:-

I even used the same die!  I cut three layers of the largest 5 petal flower in Daffodil Delight, then placed the flowers back on the die, offsetting the petals, so that when I rolled them through the Big Shot again, I ended up with three 10 petal flowers.  I joined all three layers with a brad, then misted the layers with alcohol & scrunched them to get a 3D bloom.  The centre is a 1.3/8" circle which was embossed with the dotty folder (inked with Early Espresso ink), then added to a double layer of fringed 1.3/4" circles.

I liked the gold embossed dotty vellum on the inspiration piece, but the dots didn't work with the sunflower & the size of the panel, so I opted for the more formal diagonal stripes.  In contrast to that big bloom, I kept everything else pretty simple & found that the retired white textured cardstock was the best option for the background.

Both the flower & the sentiment are popped up on dimensionals.

If you would like to join this challenge & check out the fantastic DT samples, click on the graphic below:-

 Edited to Add
A big thank you to the Team for this:-

BTW, if you are interested, you can find a tute on how to make a smaller version of my sunflowers HERE:-

Card Components
All SU
Sentiment & white textured cardstock (retired)
Early Espresso, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight & Whisper White cardstock, Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, 1.3/8" & 1.3/4" Circle punches, Decorative Dots embossing folder, PLxSU Die, Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die, Dimensionals