Brightening someone’s day is always a worthwhile endeavor and makes me happy. Sunflowers always make me smile and brighten my day too. I try to keep a supply of handmade cards on hand, that I can customize with an appropriate sentiment or greeting as needed. Whether it’s Get Well, Thinking of You, Happy Birthday, or Just Because, these bright and cheerful sunflower themed cards will hopefully do just what I hope to do - brighten someone’s day!
Be sure to hop along and see what other creative projects the Gel Press® Design Team members are sharing this month in “The ART of well being” blog hop.
Gel Press® 8x10” Printing Plate, 5x7” Printing Plate
DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ - School Bus, Black Tie, Muted Gold, Sky Blue
DecoArt® Crafter’s Acrylic® - Burnt Umber
DecoArt® Americana® acrylic - Plantation Pine
JudiKins™ Color Sponge
Script background stamp
Plaid® Royal Icons Mod Podge® Mold
Coordinating card stocks
Dip Color Sponge in Burnt Umber and a touch of Black Tie paint, sponge directly onto 8x10” Gel Press® plate Repeat several times. Let dry.
Use paintbrush to paint petals with a blend of School Bus & Muted Gold paints. Let dry.
Add Sky Blue paint to 8x10” plate and brayer lightly over entire surface. Press paper over plate and smooth to sure even application of paint. Let dry completely. Carefully lift paper from plate, painted image will lift along with brayered blue paint.
Make bee embellishments by molding bees in rubber mold with white Makin’s Clay®. Let bees dry, paint with School Bus and Black Tie paints. Let dry.
Create cards with coordinating card stock. Add printed paper as desired to cards. Use Beacon™ 3-in-1 Adhesive to mount all layers. Add jute twine to embellish as desired. Mount bees with 3-in-1 Adhesive.