Sunday, April 3, 2011
This card was an experiment. I wanted to see if I could make a flower out of one of the new doily dies from Joan's Gardens and this is my creation. I die cut three of the Cheery Lynn "Italian Flourish" doilies and cut between each one of the scallops with scissors to help it shape up like a flower. I used white card stock and decided to dilute some reinker and spray it on the doilies to tint them pink. Using the tools from the Flower Tool Kit, I shaped the doilies so they would curl up like a flower. A black stamen was created with the large "Sparkle" punch. For leaves I used the Nestabilities Leaf Border. The green tag and two green corners were die cut using the new Spellbinders "Parisian Accents" die. Using the same die, I cut out the long border and placed it in between the embossing on the top of the card and the portion I did not emboss - it is very hard to even see that border now.
The sentiment is from the JustRite stamp set "You're so Sweet". It was cut out with a circle Nestability and placed on top of the green Spellbinder tag. A pink bow was added to complete the card.
This flower is pretty large but it does lay down flat and you can shape it back up. I think it would be beautiful on a gift package such as a box or a decorated sack.