Thursday, September 2, 2010

Paper rose


Recently I won a random draw at the CASE study challenge and was able to choose some beautiful ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbons, this pretty swiss dot grosgrain among them.  When I wrote the owner Bonnie to thank her, she pointed me to her challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbons Ramblings.  This time it's to use flowers and ribbons, so I knew I wanted to give it a try, and hopefully win some more of her lovely ribbons!  
Heather made some beautiful paper flowers a few days ago and gave us a link to the tutorial, so this was the perfect excuse to try this new technique.  I don't have any flower punches that would work, so I substituted 3 sizes of die-cut scallop circles, cutting each size 3 times for a total of 9 layers.  I made this flower last night to match the lovely pink of the ribbon and let it dry overnight.  Though not as pretty as the ones Heather made, I'm thrilled with the results using what I had. 

Supplies: white and rose cardstocks, imaginisce Lucy Bird papers, Martha Stewart doily punch, Northwoods, sentiment stamp, shocking pink swiss dots grosgrain ribbon, white twine

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Lin! Love those papers and the lovely sentiment, fab flower too!

    Leanne x

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  2. Such a beautiful, eye catching flower! It matches perfectly with the ribbon and papers! Good luck with the challenge!

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  3. This is beautiful Lin, love the colours you have chosen and your pink flower is gorgeous.

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  4. Oh Lin this is so beautiful! Gorgeous mix of pps and I love the delicate punched border! Your flower looks fantastic - it's like a gorgeous peony! Lin, thanks so much for the mention and linking to my blog :)

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  5. this looks like a peony in full bloom, just sitting on top of your lovely card. just incredible!!

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  6. beautiful paper flower, Lin!! lovely card!

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  7. Amazing flowers like a real peony! The swiss dot grosgrain ribbon matches the flower you made! Love this card, Lin! :)

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  8. Beautiful card Lin! I've always love that saying. I'm so glad you visited the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and decided to join our current challenge. I hope to see you back for more challenges in the future.

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  9. absolutely love that flower!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Such a beautiful flower!!! Thanks for the link, I'll have to try it!

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  11. GORGEOUS Flower and beautiful card!

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