Wednesday, May 16, 2012

'Fresh' Flowers

What do you get when you mix a new flower technique with a gorgeous DSP and a lovely 'fresh' sketch? The card I made today!

My main inspiration for this card was this week's Freshly Made Sketch. When I saw the three stripes, I knew I wanted to do something different than just splitting up a large image or a bigger piece of DSP. I have also been wanting to use my new Floral District DSP. My problem is that I couldn't decide which pattern of DSP I should use. So I used most of them :)

And what about those florets? I have been wanting to make these rolled paper flowers for ages and today I just decided to go for it! I found a great tutorial on the Jones Design Company blog. I used a 1-3/4" circle for them and love the final size of them ~ about 3/4" in diameter.

Tips & Tricks:

*The florets are really easy to make! I do recommend using a pen and start winding the floret around it to 'soften' the card stock. Once it is a bit more pliable, take if off the pen and start winding again to tighten the center.
*I used Crystal Effects to glue my floret together (not hot glue like like the tutorial recommends). I also used Crystal Effects to glue my florets to the card. I wanted to make sure they stayed on nice and solid.
*I punched the DSP squares out with my 1" Square Punch. I wanted to make sure I could fit as many gorgeous DSP squares on my card as possible.
*I left 1/8" space between the strips of DSP squares. The mat I used was 4" x 3-1/4".

Who's going to be the lucky recipient of this card? I'm not sure yet, though I have a few friends with birthday coming up :) 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Tui Nathan said...

Wow .... love this card Monica, it is so bright, fresh and funky ... and of course those rolled roses are divine!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Oh my. I love how you got so many great pieces of the DSP! So clever. Love those florets too!

Jen Timko said...

Simply fantastic! I love the panels with the different DSPs and the little rolled flowers are the perfect touch! This is extraordinary! Glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Monica Hornof said...

Thanks ladies - I really love how the flowers worked out!

Rita said...

Very fun take on the sketch! Love the bright colors and love the roses! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!