I had such a fun time creating this 5x5 card! It came together so easily with the Flower Shoppe cuts. I can understand why this cartridge gets such rave reviews - and I'm joining in the accolades too! I used kraft cardstock, a blue/grey shimmer paper from DCWV's Luxury Stack and some green patterned paper from my scrap file.
The larger flower was cut using Heart2 and Scallop4. (I cut off one of the petals on the very top layer.) After inking the edges with a pale blue ink, I used a petal tool to distress and curl the petals and then added a touch of Glossy Accents and crystal glitter. The double pearl center is actually from a necklace I purchased at the dollar store - with crafting in mind!! The leaves are Ruffle5. I scored down the middle of each and shaped a bit with the rounded end of my petal roller. I created the small flowers in the corner by punching little flowers using various paper punches that I have and layering the cuts. I inked the edges of those and added little pearls to the middle of each.
The frames (white and green) are both from Elegant Edges. I also did a double border using a lace punch from Martha Stewart, sewing them together and then adding some My Craft Spot Sky Blue Crinkle Ribbon above. The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Inside & Out Set #2. As it's a clear polymer stamp, I was able to round it on my acrylic block in order to fit the shape of the frame. Once I had stamped it, I went over the sentiment with my StarDust Gelly Roll pen. I stitched the borders of this card and added more pearls to finish everything off. I'm so happy with how this turned out. It was created for the woman I most love, admire and respect in this world, my wonderful mum.
Now it's your turn to create a project with a handmade flower for the My Craft Spot Handmade Flower Power challenge! If you have a Cricut, there are all sorts of cartridges that can help you. You can also create flowers with paper punches - or simply by cutting paper, cardstock, tissue, etc.! I can't wait to see what you make!
***********************Thanks to all of you who played along in last week's Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl. I appreciate all your lovely comments on my rosette pumpkin. I went to Random.org, and the lucky winner of the $15 My Craft Spot gift certificate is #60 - Tanya of Nonna's Craft Corner. Congratulations Tanya!! Please email me your contact information at smallbitsofpaper @ hotmail.com [remove spaces]. You have two weeks to claim your prize.