Tune in Tuesday ~ Flower Cards with Holly Mays

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

I {LOVE} FLOWERS! I was very excited when I was asked to create cards with flowers! I had SO many different ideas~ color flowers, emboss flowers, punch flowers, create my own flowers...endless possibilities! It was kind of overwhelming because I didn't know where to start! {smiles}

I used kraft cardstock and the FREE Robyn (tm) Paper Download from The Angel Company (tm) on my first card. Script Background was stamped on the kraft cardstock using Burnt Umber. I stamped off several generations of ink on scratch paper so that the image on my card would be lighter. I used Labels One Nestabilities to cut the Roybn (tm) cardstock.

Here is a closer view of the saying and flower. Did you notice that the saying is not completely adhered flat to the cardstock? I wanted a little lift in the middle! {smiles}

I used normal copy paper for the flower~ not cardstock. You can use cardstock, but I find it easier to roll the flowers quickly when I use normal copy paper. Also, I printed on BOTH sides of the copy paper. Do you see how the inside and the outside of the flower are both pink? If I had not printed on both sides of the copy paper...the inside or outside of my flower would be white. There is nothing wrong with that! It is just a different look as you will see below.


To create my flower, the first thing I did was trace a circle. My circle is a little less that 4". After cutting out my circle, I cut it in a spiral shape motion.


I started to roll my spiral cut circle~ starting from the outside of the circle.


After my flower was rolled, I used a glue dot to secure the end of my flower~ so that it would not unroll. I punched a 1/2" circle and put a glob of zip dry paper glue in the center. I put my flower on top of the punched circle. The flower can "sit" now because it has a base.


Here is a side view. I made one flower with Robyn (tm) printed on one side of copy paper and the other flower has Robyn (tm) printed on both sides of the copy paper. I hope you are inspired to create some of these cute little flowers!

Supplies: Script Background, Trendy Greetings, Robyn (tm) Paper Download, Labels One Nestabilities, Palette Ink Pads: Noir Black, Burnt Umber


I {love} that The Angel Company (tm) offers a variety of FREE paper downloads!  How COOL is that!? I started this card with solid black cardstock~ then added a layer from one of the FREE Black & White paper downloads.


The flower: I punched two small flowers and one large flower. I stamped all flowers with Script Background. I flipped the flowers over, sprayed the backs with water, and then folded/wadded them up. Once the flowers were opened back up, I used a metal paper piercer and punched a hole through the middle of all three flowers. I then used a brad to secure all three flowers together. The flower is attached to the red scalloped cardstock with a pop dot.

Supplies: Script Background, Trendy GreetingsBlack & White Paper Download, Black Shimmer Brad, Punches: Extra Jumbo Flower, Super Jumbo Flower, Mega Scalloped, Palette Ink Pad: Noir Black


Here is another card using the Robyn (tm) Paper Download!  Love!


Here is a close-up of the flowers. You can see that the flowers are attached with pop dots. The buttons are attached with glue dots. I was actually finished with my card, but I felt like it needed a little something else. That's when I grabbed my Scor-Pal and Scor-Bug Embosser. It's funny how something so tiny can add so much "more" to a card!

Supplies: Simply The Best, Robyn (tm) Paper Download, Extra Jumbo Flower Punch, Scor-Bug Embosser, Pop Dots, Palette Ink Pad: Noir Black

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This card was easy and fun to make~ just white cardstock and a few ink pads! I stamped the flowers on scraps of white cardstock. I cut the flowers out and attached them with pop dots. You could easily dress this card up a bit by adding something to the middle of the flowers~ buttons, gems, brads, glitter, etc! I kind of like this simple look as well~ the flowers do all of the work for you!

Supplies: Graphic Blooms, Toot My Horn, White Ultrasmooth Cardstock (6 x 5 1/2), Pop Dots, Palette Ink Pad: Orangerie, Noir Black, L'Amore Red, Reflection Blue, Viridian Leaf

***There are links above so that you can purchase the product I have used from my secure shopping site, but PLEASE purchase from your ANGEL demonstrator if you have one. I hope you are inspired to stamp and create! Thank You for letting me share with you!

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  1. Holly! WOW! I love your cards and all the tips you included for making your own flowers! You rocked it girl!

  2. Very Beautiful. Thank you for the tutorials

  3. Thank you so much for the tutorials. These cards are so sweet.
    Elaine Allen

  4. Such a nice variety of cards - great job today Holly!

  5. wonderful cards, Holly! Love the detailed instructions...TFS!!

  6. So pretty! Love all the fabulous flowers!!!

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  8. Awesome flower ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Lovely cards Holly! Thanks for sharing the instructions for your gorgeous flowers too!

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