Flowers are known to carry special feelings, thoughts, and meanings. Flowers are sent to commemorate a special occasion, to celebrate a birthday, to mourn a loss. They are used to say, “I’m sorry,” “I love you,” and even “Marry me”. They can be used to say welcome or bon voyage.
Like a beautiful flower, a beautiful card can say so many things. Combine the two, like the artists showcased here, and you just can’t miss. Whether you recycle a manufactured flower, or create your very own, card and flower is a combination that just can’t be beat.
Vintage Flower by Audrey Pettit
Supplies: Cardstock, Ink: Stampin’Up!, Trim: Melissa Frances, Button:
Autumn Leaves, Pen: Sakura, Other: flower,
thread. Tools: Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly, Stampin'Up!, Other: sewing machine.
Design Notes: I love adding real vintage items to my projects, like this vintage hat flower I found at an antiques store.
Domestic Goddess by Melissa Samuels
Supplies: Paper: Graphic 45, Ink: Ranger
Other: buttons, ribbon. Tools: Punch: EK Success.
Design Notes: To make the dimensional flowers I punched two flowers for each one, sewed a button to the top layer with ribbon, and pop-dotted it to the second layer.
Paper Rose Birthday by Kathy Montgomery
Supplies: Paper: My Mind's Eye, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Leaves, Pearls:
Prima Marketing, Ink: Ranger Industries, Fonts: AvantGarde BK BT, P22 Cezanne Regular,
Other: ribbon, lace. Tools: Stamp: Hero Arts, Punch: EK Success.
Design Notes: When my mojo takes a hike, I make embellishments ... usually flowers, because they're the most fun.