I was asked to make a very special thank you card for the Dean of the School of Public Health at the University where I work. She came and spoke at one of our meetings and they wanted me to make a card for her that everyone in our office could sign. So, I made this 8x10" card using one of my new favorite designer papers, Urban Garden, and new In Colors, Baha Blue and Kiwi Kiss textured cardstock. I also wanted to try my hand at making these new flowers I found at Rebel Inkers website using the 5-Petal Flower punch. I got super carried away with these fabulous flowers. They are beautiful and so easy to make. So here is the resulting card.
A few details of the card are the multiple scalloped edges at the bottom... done with the scallop edge punch. The top mirrors the reverse of the bottom scallop edge with paper piercing.
The Rebel Inker has a great tutorial for how to make these flowers. The flowers are Almost Amythest and Baha Blue cardstock and are three different sizes. Each flower has a Build-a-Brad in the middle and it and the leaves are made with Urban Garden DSP. The leaves are made with the small oval punch and then shaped to a point with the paper snips. I also scored the leaves down the middle so that I could fold them to give them some dimension. I used a skewer to roll the petals of the 5-petal flower on the very top to give the flower texture and dimension as well.
I don't do these complicated type of projects often, but this was a special occasion and for a special person. I got to meet the Dean today.... which I really needed to do for lots of work-related reasons. She liked my card. And said she'd treasure it. Yeah, it was a good day!
Sets: Wonderful Words
Cardstock: Baha Blue and Kiwi Kiss- Textured, Almost Amethyst, Baha Blue
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Baha Blue, Basic Black
Accessories: 5-Petal Punch, Small Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Build-a-Brad, 1/2" Punch, Stampin' Sponges, Urban Garden Designer Paper, Paper Piercer