Thursday, July 8, 2010

Flashback: Garden of Life again

I had so much fun pulling out Garden of Life I had to have two goes at it!!  Well actually I will be providing several examples of each set for inspiration over the course of the summer.

There is something about summer and sunflowers.  Perhaps it has something to do with the trip to Europe I took when I turned 16.  We passed by fields and fields of sunflowers.  At one point I remember my dad stopped the car and my brother and I stood amongst the flowers and we had a photo taken. We looked pretty small too! On mother's day my daughter gave me a plant she had planted in her class.  The pot was decorated in pretty paint patterns and lo and behold there was a sunflower in it. All I could think was this is a terrific gift that keeps giving!


Stamps: Garden of Life by PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Dark Chocolate by PTI
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Thrift Shop
Accents: Misc ribbon, Pearls by Kaiser Craft Vintage Cream
Tools: Scallop punch by EK Success, Copic Markers


1. Create card base and paper layer.
2. Stamp flower and colour.Adhere button to center of flower.
3. Stamp sentiment. 
4. Attach ribbon and place pearls.
5. Adhere remaining layers.

Hope you have a terrific day!  It is mighty hot at my house today (perfect weather for sunflowers to grow nice and tall).



Anika said...

Pretty card, Alli! Love those patterned papers and colors!

Monica Kulenovic said...

This is so pretty, Alli! And that button in the flower is so cute! I love all these flashback cards that you've been making. It's so fun to revisit older PTI sets. I have this set and it's one of my very fav flower sets! ;) Will you be highlighting wise owl too? Pretty please? ;)

Melissa said...

Wow! Beautiful Job!!

Ann Flowers said...

Such a wonderful set! I love this card, too - so cheery. I need to get busy!

Kathy Martin said...

Lovely card! That brown button makes the perfect sunflower center! :)

cedargirl said...

Lovely card! That sunflower is so happy! If you haven't watched Under the Tuscan Sun, or read the book by Frances Mayes, you should. It will totally inspire you. Your description of you and your brother in the feild of flowers reminds me of these works.