So the challenge today over at Bo Bunny blog was for the design team girls to make a card with handmade flowers....ha! a challenge after my own heart! :) For the above card I used the Welcome Home collection papers, mixed with a little bit of Et Cetera (I love the music note paper!) The butterflies are from the Country Garden collection. Here is a close-up peek of the blooms...
HOW TO: I made the blooms using some plain book paper (literally paper I tore from an old book I bought at the thrift store for a few pennies!). I just gave the paper a light spritz with some Tim Holtz Pink Sherbert Alcohol ink. I then used the EK Success Retro Flower punch (small) to punch out a few flower shapes. I then used a jaggedy edged deco scissor on the ends of the petals to get that tattered look that carnations have. I strung 3 of them on a floral wire (crinkled the petals up a bit and adhered them together with some glue). A very simple floral design for your cards or layouts! (Here I also adde some little bud twigs that I bought in a cluster at Michaels at 60% off!)
Do you like making your own floral embellishments? If you do, take the Bo Bunny challenge and create a card with your handmade flowers and post them at this link Bo Bunny Handmade Floral Card Challenge and you can have a chance at a fun Bo Bunny prize!
One more thing before I close today.....Have you ever wanted to have a live chat with me? Questions you've always wanted to ask? Here is your opportunity! I'm guest designer over at Swirlydoo's kit club this month and they have arranged a live chat with me at their site. It's scheduled for next Monday 16th at 7:00 pm EST. Once I have a link from them I will share it with you all here. I hope to get a chance to chat with you all, so mark the date! :)