Anywhooo, as a result of the holiday, I have today off from work, and I plan to make cards! The first card I completed today is for two challenges on Splitcoaststampers: (1) the Clean and Simple challenge to choose one of the outrageously beautiful wedding cakes from Carrie's Cakes. Here's the cake I chose because I love black and white accented by pink; and (2) the Technique challenge to make our own paper posie. Here's my card:
I used my 1/4" circle punch on black cardstock to add the larger dots to my dotted paper, and I cut 3/4" strips of black cardstock for the stripes on the top layer.
and here's a couple close ups of the flower I made:
And, if you're interested in knowing how I made my posie, here are the parts I used to make it:
Supplies: vellum punched with the five-petal flower punch and one of the boho blossoms flowers embossed with dotted swiss embossing folder; regal rose cardstock punched with the scalloped circle and the 1/4" circle; pink glitter; glitter glue; barely banana brad.
The vellum and cardstock was sponged with regal rose ink on the outer edges. You can see in the photo how I cut slits between every two scallops on the regal rose cardstock. This helps with shaping your card once you're ready to put it together. The vellum five-petal flower petals were folded upwards with my bone folder and then just the tips bent backward to shape them. For the little boho blossoms piece, I added tiny dots of the glitter glue and applied the pink glitter for a bid of sparkle.
I'm off to do some more creating.....possibly using stamps this time!.....and plan to stop by your blogs later to see what you've been up to!