Friday 19 May 2017

JAI 360 sketch challenge - sunflower thanks

Friday means a new Just Add Ink challenge & this week Narelle has given us this fun sketch to use.

I do love a circle & of course any opportunity to use a banner, so I stuck pretty closely to the drawn elements to make this happy little card.

I used a combination of new & retiring items, that played very nicely together.

The new - Thank you sentiment from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, and the sunflower petals are from the fab-u-lous coordinating Eastern Medallions die set.
These are part of the Eastern Palace suite bundles available this month as a sweet taster of what's coming next month in the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue. See the bottom of this post for all you need to know.

The retiring - Leaves from the Stylish Stems die set (40% off), & grass die from the Basket Builder die set (50% off). I love combining elements of different sets like this, to create a different look. I've also used paper from the gorgeous Succulent Garden paper pack (40% off). Oh that gingham paper - I'd love it in every shade.

I've also used some current & carrying over supporting essentials - the banner triple punch, 1 inch circle punch, scallop circle dies from the huge Layering Circles die set, & Softly Falling embossing folder.

How to make a sunflower
Petals - Cut 2 of the the 8 sided Eastern Medallions die in crushed curry. Trim to separate & layer.
Centre - cut scallop circle using Layering Circles 1-7/8 inch die, in early espresso. Then emboss with Softly Falling embossing folder. Pop on dimensionals to adhere to petals
Leaves - Cut  2 x Stylish Stems solid leaf die in old olive & 2 x leaf skeleton die in pear pizzazz. Adhere leaves together at base. 

 Before I forget, here's the inside, with another sunflower using another Eastern Medallions die

This sketch is definitely a keeper as it can be used in so many ways. See how the JAI team used it, on the Just Add Ink blog, then try it yourself. Pin my card & the sketch for later inspiration too.

Thanks for visiting today. Read on for all you need to know about the special Eastern Palace bundles available this month only. I'll be using this for tomorrow's class too for those local lovelies coming.

Back soon with some more ideas for you to try.

Inky wishes, Di

More about Eastern Palace

During May only, you can get a sneak peek the Eastern Palace suite. There are 2 special bundles available in May only:

Starter bundle - ideal for new Stampers who don't own a Big Shot (yet). It includes all the card, ink & paper & lush stickers you need to make a ton of cards, including 3 new in-colour ink pads & a FREE pack of vanilla note cards & envelopes.

Premier Bundle - includes the whole suite of products & accessories, including the stamp & die bundle, paper, accessories, 3 new in-colour ink pads. Plus you'll get a FREE pack of our new A4 Thick Very Vanilla cardstock (hooray) & a free pack of very vanilla envelopes. That's $23.75 extra value.

Click here or on the flyer image to view & print full size

See & order Eastern Palace Starter or Premier bundles
These bundles only available in May

Seeing this after May?
- check out the regular Eastern Beauty - Eastern Medallion bundles in my supply list below.

Want more - did you know?

You can include an Eastern Palace bundle, and any new Annual Catalogue pre-order items available only to Demonstrators this month in your starter kit, when you join Stampin' Up! this month.

You'll get to choose $235 of items for just $169, then get a great ongoing discount on everything on your wishlist.

Please e-mail me  if you'd like a flyer including all the pre-order items you can choose in your starter kit.

Exciting huh! And this is just the start of what's coming in June with the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue.

Please e-mail me to request a paper copy of the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue. I'd love to be your Demonstrator if you're in Australia and don't already have one looking after you.  If you do have a Demonstrator, please contact them for a copy.

Supplies - Sunflower thank you card
To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Actual items I used are listed first. Alternative purchase options are listed at the bottom of the supply list.

New items available from 1 June
Eastern Beauty stamp set + Eastern Medallions dies bundle (10% discount)
Eastern Beauty stamp set
Eastern Medallions dies

Retiring items available until 31 May, unless sold out before. Coordinating products to those used are listed at end of recipe.

Big Shot


Tina said...

Argh! I am trying really hard to resist that bundle, but you are making it sooooo difficult! The sunflower is a very clever use of the dies.

Christine Blain said...

Di, this is a delightfully put-together card; love it to bits. So cute! x

Patrice said...

What a gorgeous big sunflower, Di. Love it. x

Jan said...

This is so beautiful Di! I too am trying to resist this bundle....but I am wavering as I do love a sunflower!! I love how you've added the texture to the flower centre and your mix of leaf layers is gorgeous! xx

Karren said...

Using a sunflower for your central image is such a clever idea! Gorgeous card!

KimB said...

What gorgeous combination of old and new Di! I just love all the detail in your fabulous sunflower - the tiny scalloped edge and all how the petals are curved up - love!!! xxx