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Hello fellow card makers!! Brenda, here with a colorful rainbow flower card to brighten your Thursday!!

I just love the new Flower Petal Card Honey Cut Dies!!! The set includes a large die to create a 5″ x 5″ gate-fold card, 1/2 of the flower shape, 5 different sized petals and a circle for the center of the flower. I thought it would be fun to make a flower with lots of layers of petals!! I began by cutting the card base, the circle and two of the flower shapes from heavyweight white cardstock. Then I set to work cutting lots & lots of petals…16 of each size to be exact!! Next, I swiped Distress Inks onto my craft mat, spritzed them with water and ran the petals through the watered-down ink. You could use colored cardstock, but I wanted the extra texture on the petals that the distress inks provided. I used Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin & Picked Raspberry. Once the petals were dry, I formed each petal around a pencil to give them a slight curve. I adhered the circle to the purple flower on the left side and adhered all the petals to the circle. An extra circle was die-cut and then cut in half to adhere to the flower on the right. Patterned paper was cut the same size as the card front. The smallest circle from the Stitched Scallop Circle Honey Cuts was colored with Mustard Seed and adhered to the center of the flower. Leaves from the Spring Blossoms set and a couple of bees from Busy Bees, were stamped in black and colored with Copic markers. They were die-cut with the coordinating Spring Blossoms Honey Cuts and Busy Bees Honey Cuts, before adhering as shown. I saved the sentiment for the inside of the card…it is from the Love Bug set. It was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in white onto black cardstock strips. I thought this sentiment was perfect!!

I just love it when an idea turns out better than I pictured it in my head!!! I can’t wait to try this with other papers and color combos!!

Well, that will do it for me today!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

See you next Thursday!!!

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4 responses to “If Friends Were Flowers…”

  1. F. Andre says:

    This must have been very time consuming but the result is stunning. Love the mix of bright happy colours.

  2. Michele Smith says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!!!! So pretty and such yummy colors!!!

  3. Carla Hundley says:

    Oh this is beautiful!
    Love the colors and
    the flower dies.
    Carla from Utah

  4. Renee Milner says:

    This is lovely and the bees are so cute!