I needed a couple of anniversary cards for this month and after seeing lots of advertisements for nearby sunflower farms, I decided sunflowers would definitely be good for this time of year. I found this Unity stamp stashed away - Windswept Petals. I don't know how long I've had it and after some pretty extensive searching I was only able to come up with one example of how it was used so I had to come up with my own thoughts on it. The flowers themselves were pretty easy, but the background needed a little extra thought. As you can see, I added green to the open areas and blue to the rest of the background. The only thing that I did not like was part of the stamp itself. See where the petals extend past the frame? I don't like that they left the line from the frame visible in those petals, so after auditioning this sample, I used an Exacto knife to cut out those lines from the petals on the stamp.
I also used my Susan's Garden sunflower die to make a paper sunflower, complete with leaves to add to the final card. I trimmed around the image and mounted it on a chocolate chip card base layered with some birch bark paper first. There's also a length of burlap-like ribbon on that panel. Then the paper sunflower was added. Can you see the petals are clear of that line now?
One for a 40th anniversary, one for a 41st anniversary, and one for a future occasion.
And here is the updated faux succulent planter. I took the paper succulents off the reindeer moss and added some Spanish moss before gluing them back down and I think they look much better. And the ladies loved them!