My next project is a A2 size greeting card, using some scrapbook paper from the Introspection 6 X 6 paper pad by Prima, #PR-845742 sold in the Classy Cards n' Such shop. The flower is a Dahlia from Susan's Garden #SZ-658859 also from the Classy Cards n' Such shop. I added extra petals to the flower so it would be nice and full, and also used an oak leaf punch edged with Dark Bark chalk ink from Prima. I adhered them to a manila tag, also edged in the Dark Bark chalk ink. I also used a grid background clear stamp from the Prima Finnabair Collection to add a little depth and dimension to the manila tag. To finish off the tag, I added a quote from Langston Hughes, and a bow tied from thin brown ribbon to the tag, and my card was completed.
I really enjoy making these dimensional flowers, and hope they interest you, too! The dies from Sizzix are much easier to use now, if you own a die cut machine. Before the dies came out, we had to use single punches to punch each petal when making the flowers. Now, just a pass or two of the die cut machine, and you are on your way to creating beautiful flowers for your garden. Be sure to click HERE to see more entries in the Classy Cards Challenge, and maybe you will want to start your gardening soon.