|From DCWV Lemon Flower Stack|
|A closeup of the flower|
I cut several layers, deciding beforehand to mix solid paper, patterned paper, and dry embossed paper. Dry embossing - which is basically pressing a design into a piece of paper, to create a raised effect - is done with a little machine that you crank, plus design folders. I got mine at Amazon.com: Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine Beginner's Kit.*
I added the polka-dotted ribbon and strips of paper to further divide the top and bottom visually. The white strip I punched with a Martha Stewart Crafts Edger Punch, Doily Lace. Then I created the 3D flower and green leaves using my Cricut and Flower Shoppe cartridge. This took the most time, as I wanted the flower to be perfect. At the last minute, I added the intricate white "leaf", which is actually a heart diecut that I had in my scraps pile (made using the Cricut and Storybook cartridge). I added the pearl center and drew on it with a white gel pen to make it even more detailed. I will add some extra flower shapes I cut on the inside when I figure out what I'm writing. This card will go to a special aunt of mine who shares my love of these colors!
|All the layers make this card POP!|
This card is entered into a challenge on Ruby's Rainbow Challenges. Visit here for a look at some other great green and yellow cards and crafts this week!
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