Monday, March 21, 2011

Trying Something New

Okay, I'm pretty excited about this one.  I'll admit it. :)

Today I'll be showing you the card I made for my sister-in-law.
She's such a sweetheart, a gem of a gal and I'm so glad she married my brother (over 6 years ago).  It was her birthday this weekend and I was determined to make her card using her favorite color, green. :)

It came together nicely, and I had fun doing something I hadn't done before:

I'm actually not sure exactly what to call it, since I've heard it a few different ways. lol
Tissue flower? Puffy flower? Fluffy flower? 
I like tissue flower. Sounds a little less made-up. lol!
Ready to see the whole card?

To make the tissue flower, I layered the tissue (for giftwrapping) several layers thick, punched out with my scallop circle punch. Scrunched it up, then poked a brad through to hold it all together. I then attached a faux button (NEW Sweet Buttons Embosslit - Occasions Mini) on top of the brad with glue dot! Fluff up the flower, and you're good to go! :)

That's about all! Easy-peasy...don't know why I waited so long to try! I'll definitely be doing more of these!! :)

Well, what do you think?

The Small Print (All Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper/Cardstock: Jolly Holiday DSP, Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: 5/8" Early Espresso satin ribbon, Scallop circle punch, Decorative Label punch, Word Window punch, Little Leaves sizzlit, Sweet Buttons embosslit, Big Shot, Brad
Other: Tissue paper

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a GREAT day! :)


  1. Love it! Green is my favorite color too! :-)

  2. Such a pretty soft flower. And it doesn't look impossible to mail. TFS

  3. OH WOW! It is stunning the combination of colors give it such elegant look. Great JOB.

  4. I. Love. That. Card. :) It is so elegant and lovely. Great job!!

  5. My favorite color too. I really like the card, the layout and the flower. Great job.

  6. I think this flower is BEAUTIFUL! I'm positive that you Sister-in-Law will be head over heels for it cuz, like, I am! Thanks for sharing!

  7. So pretty! I will have to try the tissue paper flower. TFS!

  8. Beautiful card. You did a great job on the flower. I like this layout. TFS

  9. Very nice flower and pretty card. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

  10. I think you're very clever! and Happy Birthday to Tessa!
    Aunt Donna

  11. I love this awesome! Green is my favorite color too!

  12. Love it! (I wonder what it would look like with lightly sponged a soft pink color? I'll have to try it!) TFS -Micki 'Avenue of Art'

  13. WOW!!! I'll have to remember this. You're so creative.

    Amy S.


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