Ciao Bella Thankful Sunflowers Card
Hello, Friends! Happy Friday! Today’s post features this Ciao Bella Thankful Sunflowers card that I made for my blogging buddy, Anita Houston. (The Artful Maven Haven) Anita’s lovely blog was one of the very first that I followed. She is one of the most talented, generous and lovely people in the mixed media world. As a Ranger Educator, she shared dozens of techniques via her blog. Although we have very different styles, I was able to translate many of them into my paper driven crafting. And, she was one of the people who gently kicked me in the seat of my pants and said, “Start a blog!” She still visits and supports my blog, which means the world to me. My nickname for her is “Beautiful Soul”.
In a recent email, she was praising me for the sunflowers I used on THIS card. When I mentioned to her that I had used Ranger Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Spray on the petals to amp up the color, I also mentioned that I was sad because my supply was nearly gone. Since these mists are now retired, I was sad to see it go. Anita immediately mailed me a package of all the colors, no charge, and she wouldn’t even let me pay postage. See why I call her Beautiful Soul? So this card is on its way to my dear friend, Anita.
Ciao Bella Thankful Sunflowers Card with The Sound of Autumn
This was my first play with Ciao Bella papers…but it will NOT be my last! Ooh la la! What fun I had making this fancy fold card. This is a Z-Fold Box card, and I have a YouTube tutorial that will show you how to make the base HERE. There is additional information for this style card on my blog HERE. So that ought to keep you busy this weekend!
Heartfelt Creations Sunflowers take center stage along with beautiful layered papers, metal embellishments and gingham ribbon. Yes, I love gingham ribbon! I’ll share a supply list at the end of this post.
For more Heartfelt Creations Sunflowers on my blog, click HERE.
Ciao Bella Thankful Sunflowers Card: A Peek Inside
So, the hedgehog….all together now…oooooooooh! Don’t you just love it? And of course, there’s a little tea pocket.
The z-fold area is just big enough to hold a pocket for one of my precious demitasse spoons and a little tag. These are the z folds inside the card.
And these are the folds behind the front cover. I would love to sit on this park bench and soak up the autumn sunshine. How about you?
No tutorial today…just a lovely little autumn card and a shout out to a dear friend who helped me get my feet under me in the crafting world. Love you, Anita!
Thanks for stopping by!
- Ciao Bella Sound of Autumn
- 12×12 Paper Pad
- Creative Pad
- Patterns Pad
- Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Stamp and Die
- Copper/Cream Ribbon
- Czech Beads, Prills and Charms from my stash