It is May and it is time for flowers! My flowers are blooming in the garden and on my cards too. At SUO Challenges our focus for this challenge is 3-D flowers and you will be amazed by the variety from the design team this week! It will be a little late posting but it will be there.
I just love flowers with dimension on a card and I’m sure you know that I experiment with them all the time. Especially with those made from ribbon!! I found this tutorial on ribbon carnations from Sandra Azzopardi and had to give them a try. My Baja Breeze Seam Binding flower is made exactly like her tutorial and the Crumb Cake Seam Binding flowers are made with about 7 inches of ribbon. Yes…I actually pulled out a needle and thread to make them. If I can make these, you can too! I am in “retired” mode and trying to use up some of the pretty retiring (or retired) papers in my stash. This comes from one of last year’s sets. Originally I had planned to use some Beau Chateau DSP but realized that mine is pretty much gone. If you have some, it would be lovely here! The Ovals Die (retiring) was paired with the Designer Frames Embossing Folder and then I used the Extra-Large Oval Punch to create a raised sentiment. The best part of the flowers is that the rest of the card can be really clean. The flowers do all the work!
I can’t wait to see what you bring to the challenge this week! Make sure you visit the challenge site to ooh and ash over the design team’s work! Back tomorrow with a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches…it is mine! Thanks for dropping in today!
Stamp: Always Thankful (Holiday ’11); Paper: Soft Suede, Elegant Soiree DSP(retired), Very Vanilla; Ink: Soft Suede; Accessories: Extra-Large Oval Punch, Ovals Die, Big Shot, Designer Frames EF, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Needle and Thread
Ahhh, Jennifer, this is simply perfection. The ribbon flowers are fabulous! (Can’t believe the oval dies are retiring and they didn’t replace them with oval Framelits!)
I like this card! Those flowers are wonderful. Thanks for sharing the link to the directions. I’d like to try to make them. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s freshly made sketch: thanks for choosing my card. I’m still thrilled!
This is so beautiful! I love those sweet little ribbon carnations!
Your ribbon carnations turned out beautifully and are just perfect on this card!
Thanks for the link back, I love seeing what people make with my tutorials 🙂
Wow …. this is stunning!!!
This is so simple – and so stunning! Yowza!
What a gorgeous card! And those flowers are fabulous!!
Gosh this is so clean and so pretty. Love your style!!
Thanks for sharing the link, too!
Love it! Pinned it! Those flowers are amazing!
Beautiful card! Those flowers are so cute. But…ribbon? Needle? Thread? 3 things that don’t get along with me. lol Oh, and Cindy’s comment needs a “like”
Cool flowers – can’t wait to try them!
Jennifer, these flowers are simply beautiful. They make this CAS card so elegant.
Stunning! Very elegant and the flowers are just so perfect.