Sunflowers are a glorious flower, aren’t they? It’s a great celebration of both Summer and Fall. I have planted sunflowers in my backyard for the last several years, and they make me happy each time they get ready to bloom. This sunflower slimline card recreates the collision of seasons with a gingham-patterned card, using bright and cheery CutCardStock colors, of course!
A slimline card generally fits into a traditional business-sized envelope. I don’t make many of these, so I thought it would be fun to do, and mine is 3.5” by 8.5”. It reminds me of the height of a tall sunflower!
How to Make the Card
I started with an Astrobright Solar Yellow sheet, folded in half. Next, I took another Solar Yellow panel and ran it through my die cut machine with a gingham die cut.
Underneath the gingham Solar Yellow panel, I’ve added a yellow striped paper base. This is a CutCardStock patterned paper from previous $1.99 options, but not currently available. Hot tip: check out the $1.99 deals periodically!
Next, I found 2 sunflower die-cuts in a kit by Stamps of Life. There are many options out there with other companies, and an even bigger selection you can cut with an electronic cutting machine.
I’ve cut the petals in the Astrobright Solar Yellow and the middle pieces in the Vanilla Bean Brown card stock. I’ve mounted the middles with a foam adhesive square.
The flowers and leaves have a dusting of black ink on the edges to give them dimension. I’ve also pinched the leaves together to fold in for a 3D effect.
Before adding the flowers, I cut a standard white doily and glued it to the top and bottom corners of the card. Next, I used an assortment of paper punches in various leaf shapes. The paper is more discount patterned orange, and the Textured Kale Green card stock is also dusted with black ink.
I’ve cut the word “thanks” in a Vanilla Bean Brown and again in a Classic Solar White. The dark phrase is then mounted onto the white for dimension. Behind the phrase, I’ve glued a strand of jute twine in a circle, which gives the card a rustic look.
This sunflower slimline card would be a great way to say thank you to a party host for upcoming Fall events! Or, change the phrase for a birthday or other event instead. Want to give this a try? I invite you to add this to your Pinterest boards. Have a sunny day, everyone!