Okay, folks! Here is a card I am really proud of. Generally speaking, I'm not very talented at "thinking out of the box" when it comes to card making -- i.e. I am no Jackie Topa! (You REALLY ought to visit her blog if you haven't already, as she is simply amazing!). Anyways, I came up with this idea for dogwood flowers using the Blossom Petals Punch from the new Occasions mini. My mom's favorite flower is the dogwood, so I was thinking of a Mother's Day card when I created this card.
First, I punched some of the short/fat petals out of shimmery white card stock. Then I stacked the petals on top of each other and used the small round punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack to punch a bite out of the top of each petal. I then used the Early Espresso marker to add brown to the tips of each petal. I stamped the little flower center from Build a Blossom in Old Olive ink, and punched it out with another punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes punches. The rest is fairly self explanatory. I plan to enter this card in a SU contest -- please wish me luck! I've never won before....
Without further ado! Here is my creation!
Here is a close up of the blossoms:
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive
Punches: Scallop trim border and corner punches, two step bird, scallop oval, large oval, Blossoms Petals punch
Big Shot and square Lattice emb folder
Stamps: Build a Blossom, Baroque Motifs, Oval All