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Beautiful Sunflower Layout
Joyful Sunflowers Scrapbooking Layout
by Lynn Como
Last year in August of 2020, a few of my crafty friends delighted us with their photos and captions of sunflowers. I was so envious and saddened that I had missed it! So I put it on my TO DO list for this season. I knew I wanted to see those beautiful flowers up close and enjoy a day of sunshine in the fields. Well, I am happy to say not only did we have a fantastic viewing with a sunny day, but the photos Rick and I captured were amazing! I just had to use many of them!
So, here’s how I got started and wanted to share this photo with you of the beginning of my design process.
All the papers are new that I used with some retired cardstock mixed in (goldrush, saffron, autumn terracotta). But one thing I can say is the colors we have now for fall: paprika, cinnamon, papaya, sundance, shortbread, new england ivy … all work so well together! I mixed in some of my leftover Sunflower Cricut cut shapes from Flower Market. These made it super easy to add and a happy girl using her some of her stash (I know you can relate!). If you click on this LINK and type in Flower Market in the search box, you can make your purchase through my website here.
One day on a drive through a town, I saw a sign on a store that made me think about creating it with paper. It was a wood frame with a title in the middle. I thought .. hmmm… I have the products and an idea on how this could work! So, here’s what I used and in the video, I will show you how to get the unique color inside the distressed wood look. I just typed up on a Word document and used my computer to type the journaling. Some of you techie gals could do a much better job, but I’m OK with what I made.
Just look at these beautiful sunflowers that I stamped and colored in with our tr-blend markers. Stamping & thin cutting on colored cardstock really makes a statement as far as sticking to a warm tone, fall color theme. I just love how it came out! Oh, and those beads add a soft touch too! I wanted to try it on for size and used them in both photos of sunflowers for fun. Just drop of dollop of liquid glass and add your beads … and let dry. Or add another layer (the orange ones) and more liquid glass/beads to get a bigger center.
The beautiful larger sunflowers are from the Cricut Flower Market. I cut them about 3″ and 2″ or so and used a variety of cardstock. I then inked/sponged them all for extra color, detail and distressing. Love how they came out!
Here’s my video of the extra details on the “how to” look I created on these pages. I know when I see artwork and an idea, I really want to know HOW it came to be. I hope to inspire you with the artwork and techniques for distressing, embossing, stamping, cricut cuts and pocket pages. Please subscribe to my You Tube Channel. I’m trying to hit 1,000 subscribers by Nov. 1st and I’m just over 100 people away! Thank you for your support!
Here’s the complete look of the layout:
Here is the front and back of the Pocket Page. We sell a variety of these and they work in D-Ring and our Post Bound Albums:
The back side of this pocket page:
What it looks like when you would have it in your album.
Inspired to create these? I hope so! Here’s a list of the materials with links to products I used in case you would like to try this for yourself:
- Die Cutting and Embossing machine
- Custom12 Cardstock (buy 2 of each color): Shortbread, Paprika, New England ivy, Sundance, Sage, Papaya … or any colors of your
- Wood Grain paper
- Texture Paper
- Mixins Paper
- Oval Frame Thin cuts
- Wood Panel Embossing Folder
- Joyful Sunflower with Thin Cuts (sunflowers, fence, grass, sayings)
- Cricut Flower Market Collection (type in ctmh flower market)
- Liquid Glass
- Pocket Plus pages
- Inks … fall colors are shortbread, paprika, papaya, sundance, nectarine, toffee, new england ivy, rosemary, mocha, wildberry (new deep pink)
Have fun and enjoy playing and creating for our Fall Season! Did you see Pumpkin Spice? If not, click here for more inspiration for Fall!