Paper Flowers!

I recently made card for my mother-in-law, to celebrate her birthday.

jan birthday 2014 full

These little flowers are so versatile and they’re so easy to make too.  I simply punch two flowers using the Petal Pairs punch by Tonic – I have several but this is definitely my favourite petal shape.  After lightly scoring a line down the centre of each petal, I fold the petal in half, using my nail to fold around.  Once both layers have folded petals, I glue them together, pushing the petals in towards the centre and add little pearls or gems to the centre to finish off.

jan birthday 2014 flat

The branches were cut using a file from the Silhouette Store, one set of dark sage green and another set in a lighter metallic leaf green.  The sentiment was printed directly to the shaped label, and popped on top of a slightly larger layer, which had a light layer of Scattered Straw Distress Ink applied to it.  Finally, I popped it all together on a layer of sage green cardstock and adhered it to the front of the card!

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