Fabulous Thanks

Yesterday I shared another card using this set: Fabulous Flowers. This one was the result of more than a little "try it and see". I originally started with something else entirely and, well let's just say it wasn't headed in a particularily pleasant direction. EEEEWWW, was the first reaction I got actually. Well they can't all be great right? Anyway, after some fiddling I finally came up with this card.

Here are the details:

Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, Short & Sweet
CS: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point
Accessories: Hardware- antique brass, brads, metal snap, border scallop punch (Fiskars), 1/8 in punch, hammer, eyelet setter, 1/16 in punch, dimensionals
  1. Start with a 5.25 x 7.5 piece of Kiwi Kiss scored and folded at 4 in.
  2. Cut a 5.25 x 1 in strip of Pacific Point and punch one long edge with scallop punch. Adhere the unpunched edge to the inside edge of the card front so that only the scallops show.
  3. Cut a 5.25 x 2 in strip of Whisper White. Stamp it randomly with small flower and flower stamen in both colors, stamping 2-3 times to get lighter shades of the same color for each.
  4. Stamp the large flower with Kiwi Kiss on the left half of the card front. Adhere the Whisper White stamped piece just above the edge of the card front.
  5. On a separate piece of Whisper White, stamp the large flower 3 times with Pacific Point. I stamped my second flower off once, and the third off twice to get progressively lighter shades of Pacific Point. Cut flowers out making the second and third smaller than the first. The idea is to have 3 different sizes. Stamp the flower stamen with Kiwi Kiss and cut out as well. Finally stamp the words and punch out using the oval punch. I used the smallest of the Stampin' Up! oval punches, and matched it to a metal oval frame from the Antique Brass Hardware kit. Note: Stamp THEN punch. It's easier, trust me!
  6. Layer the flower pieces together and punch a hole in the center. Insert the metal snap and flatten with the hammer & eyelet setter. Note: if you have the Big Bite or other tool for setting eyelets- have at it. I'm still trying to figure out how mine works...
  7. Attach flower to card using dimensionals.
  8. Layer metal frame over punched oval with words, punch a small hole in either end and insert brads. Affix to card with dimensionals.
  9. Done!

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