Can you believe it?! I'm posting something to my blog and it's the middle of the week! Ok, a day later than the middle of the week. ;) I've still been busy creating cards, just not taking the time to blog what I've done. If I could just put a pic on I'd be all set, but I like to add at least a few words in with the pictures! Today's card is one I actually made almost a month ago to give to one of my coworkers. I've always wanted to try making a rose, so thought I'd give it a try this time because I'd been giving 3-D type cards to the other ladies I work with. I have to admit making this one was a little time consuming because it was my first try, but I loved how it turned out! I'm just hoping the rose didn't fall off the card before she got it home! lol I did make a second card that I'll post in a day or two...ok, maybe a little later than that. The second rose went together a lot easier and it's put together better too. I guess practice does make perfect...or at least starts heading you in that direction. :) There are a lot of blogs where you can get instructions on how to make a rose, but this is where I found my instructions simistamper.blogspot.com. The two things I did differently is I didn't use glue...I used sticky strip instead, and I also snipped about an eighth of an inch into each "v" of the flower petal so it didn't rip when I was curling the petals (well I did on my second rose at least!).
Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Stamp Set: Afterthoughts (retired hostess)
Card Stock: Marina Mist, Garden Green & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad: Marina Mist
Embossing Folder: Elegant Lines
Bigz Die: Top Note
Sizlit Die: Little Leaves
Shimmer Paint: Champagne Mist