Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy Birthday - handmade flower



Made this card for my MIL, I followed the basic directions from Julie but I used an embossing tool to create the arch in the petals and the lift in the center. It worked great because the embossing tool has two different tips. To assist in the pressure - just use a piece of fun foam! By used the embossing tool - you can put veins in the petals.

I am entering this in a few challenges - one at Paper Pleasing ideas, at Scrappy Frog - to make flowers, at Alphabet Challenge - we are U for unused stash - which would be my old embossing tool and the 8 petal punch. At Allsorts - we are to use three punches. I actually used 4. (Border, center flower, petals and leaves.

Here is my first sample - with diff colored paper and cs so you can see the layers.
Here is the one I made for the card - I inked to bring more hues to the flower.

The embossing on the powder blue cs is Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug, the border punch is SU! The sentiment is from my stash - I think years ago from the dollar bin at M's

To make my flowers I used the 8 petal flower by Marvy Uchida which was in my stash for a puchase a few months back that I just had to have - but not used since (LOL)
the leaves are the 5 petal flower punch from SU!

12 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

your flowers are so pretty.

Love That Bug said...

Sheryl,
Such a pretty card, and I love the flowers. You have been busy!
Stacy

Julie Buhler said...

Very pretty, love your colors!!

Julie Buhler said...

Very pretty, loving the colors!!

Julie Buhler said...

Very pretty, loving the colors!!

Fleur said...

Hi Sheryl this is really pretty & your flowers are fantastic
Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Bev said...

Very pretty card - love the colours.Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

Tanya said...

Pretty card! Love the flower :)

Coachfans said...

Those flowers are fantastic. I appreciate you showing them up close. They look great.

Georgiana : )

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card you cant beat a handmade flower to show complete co-ordination on your creation it looks great...

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week...

Emma xxx

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow, Sheryl!!! Love the flower and the card is just elegant! Terrific job!

made by fifi said...

great card - love the flower -thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x