Sunday, August 21, 2016

Make Flowers out of Leaves

Once again I am featuring the Thoughtful Branches bundle.
I cannot stop making cards with it and I have so many to share with you.
Here I used the leaf stamp and coordinating die to create petals for a sunflower.
I stamped with Delightful Dijon ink on Delightful Dijon cardstock for the petals.
The center is the "tree leaves/flower" stamp stamped in Early Espresso on Chocolate Chip cardstock.
I then cut it out with the coordinating die and attached that to another piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock and then cut it out in a circle with a die from the Layering Circles Framelits set.
The background is Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake cardstock with the Hardwood background stamp.
The banner and greeting are from the Endless Thanks stamp set.

For this next card I used the same leaf stamp and die to create a poinsettia for a Christmas card.

I stamped the leaves in Cherry Cobbler ink on Cherry Cobbler cardstock and 3 more leaves in Garden Green ink on the Garden Green paper. I used a circle of cardstock to build the flower on and then covered the stems of the leaves in the center with some Pearl Basic Jewels.
For the background I used two new folders from the Holiday Catalog; the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing folder.  I sponged the embossed pines with Garden Green ink and then went a little crazy and cut out around them leaving only the corner intact and attached it to the top of the Cable Knit embossed paper.
The greeting is from the Reason for the Season stamp set.
I cut out the greeting and a layer piece with a couple of dies from the Tags & Labels Framelits.

Happy Stampin'-


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  2. I love the look of the flowers. What a great idea to use other stamp sets to make something that they weren't meant for. Thank you for sharing.