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