Honestly, the flower takes a bit of futzing for a Simple Saturday card . . . however, the simplicity for today's card is about inspiration. When I received the home d?cor catalog shown below, I gathered up the courage to combine Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo and Brushed Gold–plus challenge myself to recreate the flower.
I have a homework assignment for you . . . please tell me with a comment below if you prefer the flower positioned on the right or centered, as shown below. Does this happen to you? So hard to decide sometimes.
- The Blossom Petals Punch (new in the Occasions Mini Catalog) saves you the time of cutting out all those sweet petals (which multi-task as leaves :) I backed the completed flower with a 1 3/4" Circle to help keep everything adhered.
- A flip of my thumb and Bone Folder give the petals a curled finish.
- Bold stripes can produce an interesting background in a flash and help put card stock scraps to use.
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Stamp Set: Curly Cute (W117014, C120510)
Paper: Brushed Gold (102935), Melon Mambo (115320), Poppy Parade (119793), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Melon Mambo (115656)
Cool Tools: Blossom Petals Punch (121808), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (used to back flowers, 119850), 1" Circle Punch (119868), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861), 3/16" Corner Punch (119871), Bone Folder (102300)
The Perfect Touch: Gold Brads (104337), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
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