Monday, October 6, 2008

Paper Flowers

Saturday was World Card Making Day and had a lot of great challenges in honor of the holiday. One of the challenges was 'Nested Flowers' by Suzy_H. To make a nested flower, you simply cut 5 circles, any size, making each circle smaller than the first so that they 'nest'; then just pierce thru all 5 layers and attach a brad to hold them together. My flower is made of designer paper, but you can use anything: fabric, tulle, mesh, velvet, felt, ribbon, lace, etc. There were some really beautiful cards made with fabric on the Splitcoaststampers gallery, but I was too busy and behind on too many projects to go to that extreme, so I just did a simple paper flower.
My background designer paper is Basic Grey, which is adhered to Stampin Up! 'Sage Shadow' cardstock. The yellow panel and paper flower are unknown designer papers. I used a pair of little scissors to create a fringe on all my flower layers, then I curled them slightly with my fingers. I then stamped a stem using the Stampin Up! 'Live Like You Mean It' set, tied a pink ribbon around the card, and added my sentiment from Stampin Up! 'For a Friend' set, which was mounted up on dimensionals.
Thats all for today. I hope you have a chance to make a paper flower today! Amy


  1. Hi Amy! Nice of you to drop by my blog! Thanks for your comment. I was away all last week in Toronto so I couldn't post a card. Thanks for thinking of me!
    Say I love this card. That color combo is super sweet and I do love how your dp flower turned out. That is so creative and beautiful! You made a great card with a gorgeous layout. You are so talented!!

  2. Beautiful flower Amy! Love the texture from the designer paper...beautiful vintage feel!

  3. Great job on the flower making ... wasn't this fun!! Mine turned out looking like it had been run over by a truck but I got good comments on it so I guess it wasn't that bad!!


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