I made this card at my recent Scrapbooking Day with Friends. We all get together once a month and rent a hall for a good day of scrapbooking, snacking, and gossip. I unfortunately had to miss a good part of the day due to a prior commitment so I only got to complete one project. This card is for my up coming Stampin' Up gatherings I have this month. Some of the ladies had requested a card made using the new Build a Blossom stamp set and punch. I will be honest I didn't really care for this stamp set in the beginning and didn't think I would have a need for it. Now after playing with it I have changed my mind. I really do love how beautiful the flower turned out and really how simple it was to put together.
The base of the card is made from Very Vanilla cardstock. I then took some Peach Parfait paper and ran it through the cuttlebug using a Simple Dot embossing folder. I cut a square out of Very Vanilla cardstock and a slightly smaller square from Peach Parfait. I used this square to build my flower on. The petals are stamped with Peach Parfait ink and Tangerine Tango ink using a Rock 'n' Roll Technique. I punched out the petal with the Build a Blossom punch and then used the round end of one of my tools to work the petal on a mat so that it gave it some shape. I used the Versamark marker to colour in the middle of each petal, then took some Dazzling Diamonds embossing powder to give it a bit of shimmer. I stamped out two large leaves using Pear Pizzaz ink on some Pear Pizzaz cardstock, then punched it out with the Build a Blossom punch. The centre of the flower is one of the flower buttons that are part of a Sell-a-bration kit. I tied a small amount of yellow embroidery floss through the holes to finish off the flower. The "For You" is stamped from a old stamp set Flexible Phrases and I used the Mini Tag punch to punch it out. The ribbon is Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta ribbon. I finished off the card with three small Bella Bling Dots.
I love how this card came together and look forward to sharing it with my Stampin Six Groups.
I was able to enter my card in the Challenge at Stamp Something. The challenge was to have flowers somewhere on your card.