"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Sunday, September 22, 2013

somber sunflower...

Hello friends!!  It is a gloomy Sunday here in my part of the world... rain, rain and rain!  Oh well... just makes for a nice day to stay inside and do some crafting, right?   Have a somber little card that I made using this week's Dynamic Duos combo of kraft and black.  The layout is based on the current MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch.  


On Friday I received some happy mail in the form of new stamps from MFT.  One of the sets was the MFT/LJD Splendid Sunflowers so I just had to get it inky.  The Dynamic Duos combo presented a bit of a challenge, but I think the card turned out rather nice.  I stamped the sunflower using SU! kraft ink and then added the center using Memento Tuxedo Black.  I trimmed out the flower since I wasn't able to buy the matching dies (yet!) and then attached a kraft button using some black hemp twine.  The black panel was die cut using the MFT Die-namics Dispersed Dots die and adhered to the cream cardstock.  A piece of PTI gingham kraft patterned paper was cut to fit the cream panel and adhered.  I die cut a fishtail banner using a MFT Jumbo Fishtail Flag Die-namics die from cream corrugated paper and adhered that to the gingham paper.  The "hi" was die cut from black cardstock using the MFT Hi-Rise alpha dies and adhered to the fishtail flag.  Finished everything up by attaching the sunflower with foam dimensionals and then the entire piece to the card base.  There you have it... a somber sunflower!

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI black, kraft and cream; PP:  PTI kraft patterned paper pack; Stamps & Dies:  My Favorite Things; Hemp twine:  Hempotique; Button:  PTI

22 comments:

Christine said...

It's a beauty Rosy! This weather is perfect for making cards ;-)
Hug
Christine

Carina said...

i love this card,lovely.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Rosie
I would not call this card sombre or somber (depending where you were educated), to me it is beautiful, the Flower is striking in the Kraft ink which juxtaposes dramatically against the Black ad White. I love it.
Smiles:)
Sue

mypapercraftworld said...

Everything about this card is elegant and lovely, Rosemary ... colours, layers, that gorgeous cool kraft sunflower ... love it! Anita :)

Barb said...

Oh, my gosh - love what you've created with these colors, Rosie! Gorgeous card! Not somber at all!

Robin K. said...

Definitely not somber Rosemary! I think it's very striking!

Martha said...

OH MY, this is simply FABULOUS, Rosemary! I love everything about it! Kraft & black is one of my favorite combinations, & you've used it SO beautifully!

So sorry you are having such a "gloomy" day! Send some of that rain in my direction. We could use more of it.

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!

Nat said...

hi Rosemary, I've missed seeing your cards :) this is beautiful and I love the blue tones plus added button! :)

Olga said...

Rained a lot here Sat. and that's just what I did, craft, your card is beautiful!!

Donna Cala said...

Love this and your prior Rosie Posie card!!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Great use of the colours Rosemary! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

judkajudi said...

This is a stunner! Your cutting is perfect around that sunflower. Rainy days are meant for stamping! A visit to your blog is always a treat!!

Brenda in IN said...

Love this card.

Valerie said...

It may be sombre Rosie but it brightened my day! Love the flower:)
Val x

Susie Wittwer said...

What a striking card Rosemary...not somber at all! Love that sunflower!
I'm so glad you joined us at Dynamic Duos again. I always enjoy seeing your creations. :)

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous :), you always create magic with dynamic duo colors :) I am amazed always

Alison Barclay said...

Beautiful & elegant card! I love your flower and die-cut sentiment. :)
Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week. :)

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty! You did a great job with the challenges!

Michelle said...

I love the subdued sunflower! Great design!

Karen Motz said...

This is so pretty! I'm loving the soft flower with the black accents!

Greta said...

What a gorgeous card, Rosemary! Proves sunflowers do not have to be yellow! These colors are so pleasing to the eye & you've used them beautifully!