Fall Flower for a Friend

Hello all, Agnes‘ here to share with you how I made this beautiful Autumn DIY Sunflower.
You can find the sunflower petals in the Flower Shoppe Cricut cart and on the Cricut Access Library: M43F8C and M472BF .
I used two different sizes: 3″ and 1-3/4″. I cut 3 of each size.
The leaves (M3AE6B) are from the Don Juan cart and I sized them at 1/2″.
To the above left, you can see the two different sizes, the leaves, and the finished sunflower.
The yellow cardstock is Carmelized Mustard, the green cardstock (green leaf) is Lemongrass and the brownish-green is Rubbed Sage. You can find them at Cut Cardstock.
I love these colors. They are perfect for the brisk weather of Autumn because they make you feel all warm and cozy on the inside. 🙂
I used brown ink to add dimension to the die cut edges and I used a balled stylus to shape the petals and leaves. The center of the sunflower was made punching out a few circles glued on top of each other to make them pop off the center and the texture was made with Fluffy Paint I have in my stash of supplies.
I then layered three 3″ petals and three 1-3/4″ making sure I offset the petals for a more fuller flower. I used liquid glue to be able to reposition if I needed to.
I  decided to make a Home Decor frame to showcase the sunflower. I looked through my stash again and found this thick bare chipboard frame I had bought a few years back at a local craft store. 
I cut two pieces of this brown color cardstock called Moroccan Cocoa and embossed one piece with an embossing folder, then attached the embossed one to the front and the other I used for the backing. I used score tape for this step.
I cut some thin strips of Gold Glitter cardstock ( I am in love with this cs too, lol) and outlined the frame with them.
To finish it off I die cut the word ‘friend” with a thin die and added it next to the sunflower using trusty Mr. Tombow liquid glue again.
This is one view of the finished and framed sunflower.

I am planning to give it to my SIL along with a Sweet Potato side dish I am making for our Thanksgiving dinner get together.
There are many uses for these gorgeous sunflowers, especially for DIY gifts of this lovely season.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Cut Cardstock Supplies Used:
Carmelized Mustard Card StockLemongrass Card StockMoroccan Cocoa Card StockRubbed Sage Card StockGold Glitter Card StockScor-Tape for paper crafting
Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue

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