Did you know that there is a special punch for creating pretty Sweet Pea flowers? I love sweet peas and was so excited to get the sweet pea punch to give this a try. I used the directions in the "Paper Bouquet" book by Susan Tierney Cockburn. This is the book I use to learn how to create most of the flowers I create for my cards and boxes. It has excellent instructions and pictures for creating 40 different flowers. You can get this book and the punches needed for these pretty flowers at Joan's Gardens. Joan does have these punches, flower tool kits, and book in stock.
The background for this card was created with the new Embossing Folder from Joan's Gardens. She does not have it on her blog yet, but you can call or email her and tell her you want the embossing folder I used on this card. A piece of pink card stock was attached below the die cut openings on this embossed folder. On the left side of the card, I used one of the double punched borders I showed you how to create a few days ago. I used the same punch "Martha Stewart String Lace" border punch, to create a border around the outside of the card. The pretty "Flourish" is the flourish from the new Heartfelt Creations Bell Rose Collection. This is the most beautiful flourish I own and I know I will be using it a lot. The sentiment and frame are from the JustRite "Elegant Frames" stamp set.
The sweet peas were punched out of pink vellum and created as described in the Paper Bouquet book. The sweet peas in the book were not created with vellum but I love the dainty look of the vellum. The leaves were attached below each flower along with a paper tendrils created with thin strips of green card stock.
Hope you like this card. I'm sure you will have fun creating these pretty flowers.
All products used on this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.