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Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Birthday Sunflowers (by Corine)

Hello everyone, today sees the first of three posts from our regular Guest Design Team member Corine. She has created a beautiful floral card for your inspiration.

Corine writes:


Here I am again. In November I will post three times a card as guest designer. I am very pleased to do this. Today is my birthday, so I'm starting with a birthday card.

I used stamps from the sheets:

Sunny Sunflowers

Texture Fragments

Two of my favourite stamp sheets

Apply one colour of Distress Oxide to a stencil. Mist the ink with water. Apply the stencil on watercolour paper, press lightly with a tissue. Remove the stencil carefully. Apply a different colour Distress Oxide through a different stencil. Don't use the whole stencil, just a bit is nice.

Stamp the flower with waterproof ink over the background, do this again on a separate piece of paper.

Stamp a background stamp with Brilliance in the background (bottom left and top right). Set the paper aside to dry.

Colour the flower on the separate piece of paper with markers. Cut out the flower. Touch the edges with a black marker if necessary.

Then colour the parts of the flower that you continue to see in the background, this can be very light or with a contrasting colour. Use colours that match the background.

Stamp the text on a separate piece of paper. Sponge this piece of paper with the colours of the background. Sponge the card here and there and around the edges with Distress Oxide.

Stamp the leaves and colour them in a bit, cut them out and use them on the card.

Used Ink:

Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina, Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers.

Brilliance Pearlescent Coral

I hope I have inspired you. If you want to try this technique, I wish you a lot of fun.

Until next week!


Kind regards,

Corine van Kuilenburg


  1. That's really pretty and the colours that you've used are lovely x

  2. A gorgeous sunflower and I love the Texture Fragments and bits of stencilling used in the background Corrine, and the coral colour looks beautiful with the turquoise blue. x


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