The flowers I decided to use on this box were "made up" but I think they are really pretty. There are two different sizes, each with different stamens. The flowers were punched out of ivory card stock. They were taught how to cut toward the center of each flower in order for it to shape better. They then used tools from the Flower Tool Kit to soften the fibers in the card stock so they could shape them to look very realistic. Rather than coloring with markers, we taught them how to use sponge daubers and apply different colors for a softer effect. The colors sponged on the flowers were: Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink; dark brown dye based ink, and ColorBox Rose Coral Chalk ink. The colors were blended well until each flower matched the design paper. After shaping the flower and stamens, they were glued together then attached over the Sizzix die cut leaves. There is a piece of acetate over the opening in the front of the box.
Joan has all the products in stock if you would like to create one of these boxes.
Tomorrow I will be posting a gift tag to match this box for the Tag Challenge at Joan's Gardens. Hope you will come back to see it.