Last week’s way to use it challenge was to make a card with only one sheet of cardstock. I knew right away I wanted to emboss a frame with Big Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities into the center of a card and make it a CAS card. Well…my first try didn’t work. I used the wrong stamp and it just looked plain wrong. For the second try I picked a new Flourishes set I hadn’t inked up yet, the gorgeous Sunflower set.


I cut a reverse mask with the big scallop rectangles, stamped the image in Tuxedo black Memento Ink on Classic Cream Neenah cardstock. Next I covered the inside (with the scallop I had cut to create the reverse mask), placed the die back on and sponged the outside with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The Vintage Wallpaper background was stamped over it with the same color. Then I used the reverse mask and die again and sponged the inside with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

The sunflower was colored with Copic Markers (Flower petals: Y17, YR15, YR14 Flower Center: E97, E99, E08, E19 Leaves: G82, G94, G85 Ladybug: R20, R27, R39). I meant to make this a one layer card, but I didn’t like that the coloring showed through on the inside. So I cut the image down to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and layered it on a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece (folded in half) after stitching the outside.

The sentiment panel was cut out of the remaining 1/4″ sheet that I had left. It was cut with Petite Oval Nestabilities and sponged with Antique Linen Ink. A bow was created out of 1/4″ silk ribbon with help of the Bow-Easy and topped with a Recollection Brad. Three Pearl Kaisercraft Pears finish off the card.

I used this card to create a video tutorial for Reverse Masking. You can find it here:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hgus and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

24 Responses to “Clear and Simple Sunflowers”

  1. WOW!! absolutely breathtaking! 🙂

  2. Beautiful card, Beate. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I am so going to have to try this! Love it!!

  4. You’re REALLY making me want those big scallop nesties!! Oh my poor wallet, lol!

  5. Amazing, Beate!!! Wow, wow, wow!!!

  6. Beate, what a great technique. This is one I’ll have to try out for sure. TFS!

  7. In all my ramblings, I’ve never seen this technique! Thank you so much! I will most definitely be trying this!

  8. Awesome! Can’t wait to try this technique.
    Thanks for sharing, Beate.

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous Beate! The sunflowers are beautifully colored and I LOVE the sponged reverse mask!

  10. STUNNING, Beate!! Your coloring is gorgeous.. the masking and sponging add such interest and are so beautifully done. What a fabulous card!!!

  11. Oh Beate that is such a great technique I am going to have to try this. I love how you sew the edge of your card too. I would like to know how you get that so perfect with both the straight and the zig zag stich!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous!

  13. Amazing creation, Beate! Your coloring is the best. What a great technique. Have a great weekend!!

  14. Crazy beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial- maybe I’ll pluck up the courage to try it one day!

  15. WOW!! Another great Beate card!! THIS a gonna-have to try!! Just have to say -i got back into my cards maybe two years ago-inspired by your awesome creations. I just don’t take to the time to leave comments on the blogs I follow. Thanks for all the time you put into these!

  16. Beate – this is outstanding! Your coloring is just stunning~~

  17. This is absolutely stunning!!

  18. wonderful masking technique. this is so so pretty, Beate. i am so tempting to get some Flourish stamps!! =) love your card!

  19. that is gorgeous and it sure looks like more layers, great for those mailing cards. Love your corner stitching too!

  20. Liebe Beate,

    Deine Sonnenblumenkarte schaut traumhaft schön aus und lieben Dank für das supergeniale Video, Du erklärst alles immer so perfekt.

    Die Machart dieser Karte gefällt mir wahnsinnig gut.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

  21. I was amazed to find out this was just one layer! great tutorial. thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  22. Beate, this is the most amazing one layer card I have ever seen! That Flourishes sunflower is top on my wishlist and you have colored it beautifully! The masking and embossing of the nestie frame are incredible!

  23. This is just superb. Will definitely have to try this!!

  24. Beate, you are so incredibly talented and such an artist. thanks for sharing all of your terrific crafty inventions!

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