Sunday, September 15, 2013

Curtain Call: Sunflower Surprise!

It's time for another inspiration photo from Curtain Call!  It's Sunflower Surprise!

photo credit: poshtotevents.com

The sponsor for our Sunflower Surprise is Clearly Besotted Stamps.  


Clearly Besotted Stamps has generously provided Blooming Marvellous Stamps and Die Collection for each design team member!  And the LEAD that is selected from all of the entries will also win the set and the dies for themselves!


My card was obviously inspired by the bright sunflowers in the inspiration photo but also by the hint of bright blue near the center of the photo and by the wood planking.

Hey There

The sentiment on this card comes from a different Clearly Besotted set You Said It, and the butterfly is from Butterfly Additions with the coordinating die.

I also made a bonus card today.  I had to make two birthday cards for two special friends.  I had made the sunflower card but the other flower in the set was calling my name too!  I decided that I would use the same layout and create a second card with the bold rose.

For a Special Day

The butterfly on this card is from Butterfly Additions.  (The sentiment is not from Clearly Besotted.)

I have to tell you that since I got this set and have been playing with it - I have paid extra attention to other sets offered by Clearly Besotted and have ordered more!  I used their beautiful feather set here.  I have used two of their butterflies on today's cards.  The sentiment on the first card comes with word bubbles!   Just yesterday in their mail, I got their Halloween set, Fright Night, and their Signature Christmas and Addition collections - so you'll be seeing even more.  The company is based in the United Kingdom but shipping is very reasonably priced and very fast.  They are also available in the U.S. at Simon Says Stamp.

Now, it's your turn!  You have until September 25th, 8 a.m. CDT to create a new paper project inspired by the photo.  The LEAD and Show Stoppers will be chosen by the crew and announced on September 30th at 8:00 AM CDT.  I hope to see you play along!

23 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!!

Hannelie said...

I really feel inspired by your 2 beautiful cards... WILL play along this time!
hugs

Barb said...

Beautiful takes on the inspiration photo. I love the woodgrain and butterflies...gorgeous designs!

Stacey Schafer said...

fabulous times two!

mypapercraftworld said...

Both gorgeous, Kim ... love the embossing on the first, it complements the sunflower so beautifully! Anita :)

cm said...

Stunning cards, Kim - wonderful inspiration for Curtain Call and awesome showcase of CB stamps and dies! I ordered a couple sets; excited for them to arrive! More shopping is on the agenda! Thanks for sharing lovely cards - your friends will LOVE them!!
c

Tenia Nelson said...

AWESOME cards, dearie!!! I hope y'all are not getting too much rain down there. Stay safe!!

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful cards Kim, I love the sparkles on the sunflower. Also love your new home card. Xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Both are so beautiful Kim, your extra details like the sparkle on the sunflower add so much.

Shannon J said...

Both cards: total, complete perfection!

Aileen said...

Two beautiful cards and gorgeous design. The flowers are fab.


AIleen x

Lisa said...

Wow these are both so pretty! But I am swooning over you sunflower card! Love the sunburst behind the bloom!

Marisa said...

Love the wood paneling and the turquoise butterfly on the sunflower is fabulous :) Lovely use of the rose too!

Carol L said...

Kim, these cards are simply beautiful! They remind me of blooms peeking over a weathered fence! I can't even choose a favorite because they're both so pretty!

Kara said...

love the wood grain and the sun rays!! so pretty

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful sunflower card! Love the embossed sun rays behind it!

Kim Heggins said...

Kim...just beautiful, both of your cards. I love your embossed backgrounds really makes your stunning flowers shine. So sweet with the little butterflies too.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely sunflower card!! Inspiring me that I MUST enter this week too!!!

Lyndal said...

Two FAB cards Kim - LOVE them both :)

Sue Deane said...

I love both of your cards, especially the embossing. What are these embossing folders called and where did you purchase them?

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous cards Kim. Love the dry embossing in the background and the pretty colors.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful cards, Kim! Love how you used wood grain!

Jen W. said...

These are both stunners, Kim! I love the blue butterfly and the glittered petals on the first card and the embossing and doilies on the second card.