Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fun With Flowers...

WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?!?!? Sorry it's been so long since my last post! Geez!!!! Just lots going on. We were out of town, I turned 30 (AHHHHHH!!!! SO not happy about that one!!!!), still dealing with some unwanted home repairs, etc, etc. BUT...I do have a cute thing or two to show you today. :) I made two cards...and they are VERY similar. I used the same color combo and stamps to make each of these two cards. But yet...of course they are quite different. Just goes to show how much you can do with just a few supplies. :)

First card up...
This is a gate card, with a belly band holding it closed. Here is a close-up of the belly band...
I used that FABULOUS Extra Large Flower punch in the mini catalog. Seriously...this is a MUST HAVE. I love this thing! I stamped that big flower stamp from "With All My Heart" stamp set twice and punched them out. Then just crumpled up the flowers and used a bone folder to "fluff up" the petals. Then adhere them together. And FYI...the circles were cut out with the Circle Scissors system. That thing is fun too. :) Here are both of the card parts...

And then how the card opens...
Isn't that just so much fun?! :)
Now this next card was a BLAST to make. Seriously...I'm in love. :) Again...used the same supplies. But here is this card...
Ok...HONESTLY...isn't this fun?!?! I LOVE this flower. It was super easy to make...and is just so much fun with all the layers. PLUS...used my Shimmer Spray made with the Shimmer Paints (YES!!! You can still order those!!!!!) and Rubbing Alcohol. Hope you can see the shimmer here...
And then here is another view of the flower...
Now how I got this flower was easy. Just punch out three of the Extra Large Flowers. Then crumple, crumple and use your bone folder to curl those edges. Once I did this a few times on the top flower...I just kinda stuck my fingernail in between the petal layers and pulled a bit apart the layers. Because Stampin' Up! is AWESOME and has their paper colored throughout the cardstock....you can still see the pink when you do this. LOVE it!!!! :) Then the middle of the flower is actual the 5-petal flower. Just punched it out and folded the petals in on themselves. Added a brad in the middle and have a fun flower center. :) Seriously...this was SO MUCH FUN TO DO!!!!
I hope you enjoy! Thanks for coming to visit me again. Sorry for my absence. :)

4 comments:

Kristy Young said...

You are 30 and fabulous!!! Embrace it your gorgroue and dont look a day over 21!
LOVE your card always so fabulous.
What is the unwanted home repair?
Kristy xx

Pam said...

Clever, fun & fabulous!!! I love them both but am crazy about the flower on the 2nd card. Who'd a thunk you could use the large 5-point flower punch, fold the points to the middle and have a gorgeous, unique flower center!!!
You're the greatest!!!!!
xoxoPam

Megan said...

I seriously LOVE these cards! The second one is my absolute favorite! I need to make one just so I can look at it all day. :) You are amazing! :)

The Redhead Bunch said...

Fabulous colors Ash and fabulous techniques. Love them love them love them.