Sunflower Frame

It is unofficially the beginning of summer this weekend and the garden has started blooming again. What are your favorite flowers? Sharon here and I love sunflowers. So when I saw this wall decor I had to make it.

Isn’t it stunning? I used a free SVG pattern from Design Bundles and cut the individual layers from Pop Tone Cardstock.

Pop tone is available in a number of different shades for this pattern I used Sno Cone, Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, Tangy Orange and a little Hot Fudge. The white layer uses Neenah solar White 80lb.

The layers are cut using my Silhouette Cameo. I love this machine but I also love how easy Pop Tone card stock is to cut.

Here are all the layers. They are fixed together with either foam tape or wet glue.

Layer 1 is just a simple square of Sno Cone. This just gives a colored background to the flower, making the colors pop.

The next layer uses Lemon Drop. This layer fixes in place using foam tape. When using multiple pieces of foam tape you don’t need to spend time removing all the backing. As long as the main parts adhere and other sections have support from tape still backed. The other thing I like to do is add wet glue to the stick sections of tape. This allows you some wiggle room to get the layer straight.

Once this is in place the next section is the Tangy Orange. Again placed using foam tape.

The first Orange Fizz section uses wet glue to hold it in place. It is important that you get the layer position correct or your edges will be uneven and the petals won’t layer correctly.

I continue with all the layers, using foam tape to give dimension or wet glue to add the detail layers.

The white layer is the final petal layer. This has detail for the frame which you can see in the finished design.

To give dimension I shape the center of the flower with a ball tool by gently rolling it around the edge of the pieces gives a cupped effect.

I want to keep this shape and foam Tape would flatten it so I use a dimensional glue which is like a gel so helps maintain shape.

The final piece is this Hot Fudge section – this is the flower center. It has tiny circles cut in to it to represent the seeds.

Such a pretty design and easy to build! If you feel inspired, let me know in the comments.

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