I made this cute card for my mom and dad's 53rd anniversary...
I used the Mat Stack 1 Collection and a saying from the Fillable Frames #4 set.
The flowers are cut for me by my friend BethieJ. The colors were perfect for the Crate Paper Brook collection. I altered the flowers slightly by cutting a hole in the center, running a gather stitch around it, and pulling it tight. It gives the flower more dimension. I used this method on the blue and gold felt flowers.
The small green flower is one I made from ribbon. Here's how it's done.
Take a length a ribbon: #petals x (ribbon_width x 2) + a tiny bit more. So for the flower below, I used 1" ribbon and it has 6 petals... so 12.25" of ribbon.
Mark the ribbon every (2 x ribbon_width). So, for me that's every 2". Run a gather stitch along one edge, over to the other edge every time you reach a mark, and on both ends of the ribbon.
When you pull the gather stitch, the flower starts to form.
I'm going to use this cutie with these scraps of paper. Won't that make a striking card?
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