Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sunflowers for Friendship

Hello, how are you enjoying this new day? I am feeling very content this morning and just a wee bit thoughtful. Every once in awhile that happens, lol! 

It. started. with. sunflowers. 

I was prompted to choose a theme or photo to convey what I hoped to achieve with my blog when I designed the header. I chose this photo of a girl filled with wonder while sniffing a sunflower. I love the way she is reaching up and grasping for it, becoming lost in it and totally absorbed with the joy of the moment. 

Imagine how excited I was to find this Harvest Blessings stamp and die set in the new release from Wplus9! You can find all the new stamps HERE. Before you look be forewarned, you will want it all! Ask me how I know, HA! 

There are so many options for using these gorgeous sunflowers. I will certainly be choosing the beautiful wreath option but for today's card I chose to arrange my blooms and sentiment on a hexagon panel of white card stock, backed with a brown mat. 

I selected papers from my stash to give a warm country feel to my card. The flowers are colored with Tombo markers. I die cut a banner of white card stock then sponged it with Distress Oxide ink in Wild Honey. This card needed little more embellishment than the twine bow at the top. 

And you know what? It makes me happy. I love that for the inside there are companion sentiments in a smaller font like, "You're the best!" and "Friends like you are a real blessing." True words.

Thanks for coming by today! 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!