Monday, July 25, 2011

Flourish and Flowers

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are challenging you to add a "Flourish" to your project.

The Elements of Style stamp set is not my typical go to set, but I found a new love for vintage a couple years ago, and I really embraced this versatile set.

I am totally in to making Paper Flowers right now. I am doing a class this week to teach my customers on how to create beautiful flowers with supplies they have laying around. Doing my research I came across some really cool tutorials. The flowers that I feature in this card are made with circle punches!!! WOW, huh?! The larger ones were with the 2-1/2" circle punch and the smaller one is with the 1-3/4" circle punch. I cut each circle from the outside inward in a spiral....scrolled it in toward the center and attached it with a mini glue dot. Viola...a cute little rosette. Here is a close up of the flowers:

I embossed the flourish with Silver Embossing Powder from Stampin' Up! for the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Colors: Marina Mist, Regal Rose and Sahara Sand
Stamps: Curly and Cute, Elements of Style
Punches: Designer Label, 2-1/2" Circle, 1-3/4" Circle, Scallop Circle Bigz Die
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Silver Embossing Powder

Challenge entered: CCMC 159 Color Challenge Create With Connie and Mary

Happy Stamping,


Deb said...

This is SO beautiful! I love your little flowers and I know your customers will too!! Your layout is awesome! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa said...

What a pretty card! Love the rolled flowers. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge!

Anne Marie said...

Wow, Krista! This is gorgeous! Those little flowers are sopretty and I love the silver embossing. Adds such a touch of elegance. That stamp set has been on my wish list for entirely too long. This is great inspiration to finally take the plunge and buy it. Very pretty! Have a great day! :)

Anonymous said...

I love your modern shabby chic style. Your flourishes are beautiful embossed in silver along with the sentiment. Simple but stunning card!

Nance said...

Krista, this is gorgeous! Love those flowers and how the Curly Cute sentiment echoes the swirls in those beautiful embossed flourishes. Lovely take on our colors this week! So glad you could join us at Create with Connie & Mary! :-)

Shannon said...

Krista, those are the cutest flowers! I really like the silver EP. It just adds a sophisticated look to the card. The flowers are really cool. You did a great job in executing them.

Mary Brown said...

WOW...this is absolutely FABULOUS!!!! LOVE your flowers and your flourishes and your embossed banner. Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Love your card with the paper flowers! What a great class idea! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

Margaret said...

Beautiful card! The rosettes are the perfect addition to this and the silver embossing was a very nice touch!

Lisa Kmiec said...

Very pretty! I love the rolled flowers. And the silver embossing looks great with this color combo!