Monday, April 25, 2011

Embossed Flowers

I thought I'd be taking the day off from the art studio today, but I really wanted to try the flower tutorial that Kittie Caracciolo has on her website.  So easy and they are so pretty!  I love the look that she uses by embossing the paper first - it just adds so much texture to the flowers and leaves.  I CASE'd this card of hers.  Of course, this is my first attempt at making the flowers, so they definitely need improvement.  I used a rolled rose for the center flower.  Hope you like.

"Embossed Flowers"
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder, Sizzix Little Leaves die-cut, MS Vine Trim punch, sponges, 5/8" Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, 8 mini white half-pearls, sticky strips and dimensionals
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Check out Kittie's tutorial on how to make the flowers.  I used sponged Whisper White cardstock for the flowers and leaves so that when I cut out them out, the edges are white (hard to tell in the photo).  It just adds more depth, but colored cardstock can be used instead to make it easier.

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