The Making Of A Sunflower

The sunflower from Cheery Lynn Designs is one of my favorite flower dies right now. Today I am going to show you how to make the most of your dies. So let's focus on how to make them come to life and look more realistic using the sunflower die.

1. First, cut out 2 of the sunflower dies along with the center using brown cardstock.

2. Brush a little ink along the edges of each petal using a burnt sienna colored ink pad. Its got a nice orangy-brown color to it. For the flower center, you can use any dark brown ink.

3.Pinch each petal with your thumb fingernail. This is key to giving the flower dimension and realism. You only need to do this to one of the flowers.

4. Now adhere both flowers together using a foam dot or some other dimensional adhesive. Make sure the flower with the pinched petals is on top.

5. Manipulate the flower's petals to give them have some movement. Add the brown center and place inked leaves under the flower. I used the leaves from the Judy's Blooms dies for this one.

There you have it! Here is my complete layout. Isn't my nephew just the CUTEST???

Other fabulous Cheery Lynn Designs used:
Border Carnivale
Never Ending Love hearts
Pretty Petal flowers
Darling Daisies
Expressions Bubble
Micro mini Alphabets
Little Stackers circles
Japenese Lace &Flourish Frame (flourish)
French Flair Stackers
Petite Hearts Embossing Plate


  1. Liz what a nice page and tutorial! Love the heart on the sunflower too!

  2. Nice tips on how to use the sun flower and your layout is wonderful!

  3. love all of the little details like the red heart on the sunflower...and yes he is the cutest!! :)

  4. Such a beautiful layout! Love the sunflower and beautiful colors you used

  5. What a precious baby layout Liz. Wonderful colors and details. You used the sunflower the way we designed it to be used too. Thanks for showing it off so well!

  6. Great tutorial, Liz and a fabulous layout. What wonderful uses of all the dies!

  7. Wow, what a beautiful layout!! Love all the detail! Great job!

  8. Liz, you certainly have a wonderful way with colors! Your LO is amazing and your baby is just too cute!
    Love from France, Kianel.


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