Hi Stampers, Welcome to another Happy Stampers Blog Hop! Each week our team of talented card makers share a card from either a color or sketch challenge. Today we had a sketch challenge (my favorite). My dear childhood friends daughter is getting married and so when I was designing my card I wanted to make a special card for the bride to be. My card is using the Festive Flower punch, one that sometimes people think is only for the holidays. I am happy to say, you can make this punch work year round. Today I made my flower into a Dahlia. I hope you enjoy my share and get inspired to get that punch out and use it ALL year round.
Here is the sketch:
Stampin Up “Festive Flower Builder Punch” Wedding card
Here is the recipe for the card:
Card base: Whisper White Heavy card stock 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4
Mat: Basic Black 5-1/4 x 4
Mat: Birthday Bouquet DSP 5-1/8 x 3-7/8
Large Banner: Birthday Bouquet DSP 2 x 5 punched with the triple banner punch
Sentiment banner: Whisper White 1 x 5-1/4 punched with the triple banner punch and inked in Basic Black
The petals were punched out using the Festive Flower punch in blushing bride card stock. The veins and sponging were done with watermelon wonder ink and the Tis the Season stamp set. I used the medium and small petals from the punch for this flower. I started off by punching a 1-3/8 inch circle of card stock and putting some glue on the circle and laying my petals down on the circle and built the flower up with several layers of petals. A black center cut from the Botanical Builders die completed the flower with and dot in the center from the Lots Blossoms Embellishment kit.
The leaves were punched and stamped just like the flower except I used old olive card stock and mossy meadow ink. I am sure going to miss this lovely deep green ink, It retires in a few days 🙁
Before I adhered the flower and leaves I added some gold metallic thread in loops to the front of the card. I then glued the flower on and then tucked the green leaves into place.
The Bling: My cards would not be complete with out a bit of bling. More dots from the Love Blossoms Embellishment kits, some basic pearls and gold sequins finish off the card.
Here is our team:
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Can I help you?
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Here are the products I used to make this card: