I know it isn’t quite Autumn, but in my book, September starts the Autumn season! I’m considerate to my summer-loving friends and only going with sunflowers, but full fall is coming. I bought the digital files to create this beautiful Sunflower Box card from SVGCuts.com. So to play along, you’ll need to purchase and cut all those files! You could make these redder, or orange, really any color you wanted! Here is how I did it.
I used lots of fall colors on this card. Using Kraft, I cut out the box base. The flowers were cut from Metallic Flame and Metallic Gold cardstock, Gum Drop Green for the leaves, and some patterned paper for accents. I used an embossing folder on the wood accents, a Sizzix wood grain. For the flowers and leaves, I went with some fun mixed media.
Adding Mixed Media
I used some mandarin spice ink from Catherine Pooler and blended it from the center out of the petals for the Sunflowers. I love how the metallic from the card came through the ink; it really made them pop! Once they were dry, I used some Hot Fudge glitter Nuvo and rubbed it around the outside of the center. And the Morning Dew Nuvo for the small dots on the inside center, to give them a little extra detail. It’s all about the little details!
One of my most favorite things to use, Nuvo Expanding Mouse. I love the dimension it gives to everything! On these leaves, I used a leaf stencil and the expanding mouse. I love the texture on projects like this. And so far, I love how all of this cardstock holds up to mixed media! A lot of card bends, warps, pulls and falls apart. Everything I have used does none of those. Holds its shape perfectly. Let’s glue it all together and add some final touches to our Sunflower Box Card!
I used some enamel dots on the smaller flowers, some adhesive foam to pop up some flowers, stamped “a happy hello” sentiment on the back with some Cougar White cardstock. Brushed some Golden Sunset Glitter Nuvo over the petals, and she is ready to be sent to a dear friend!
I would love to see how you use your favorite cardstock on projects! Post below or even tag me on social media @melly.art.creates!