Paper flowers and Chocolate Buttons

13Jul09

I have found another gorgeous site to get inspiration from.  It’s called My Favorite Things by Dawn McVey.  It is very funky and I just love it.  I saw this card and had to copy it.   I first saw these flowers on Louise Sutton’s blog Handmade by Lou and from there it led me to Dawn’s.  So it is all Louise’s fault for getting me hooked on another blog! (I am already a lurker on Louise’s)

The yellow that Dawn used is just beautiful and I had nothing to compare with it so I changed it to Regal Rose.  She doesn’t use Stampin’ Up! stamps so I went searching to find a background.  The image I have used is from the ‘Lovely Letters Alphabet’ set.  I just happened to have that set out on the desk and saw this image and had to use it and the words are from the hostess set ‘Best Yet.

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To see how Dawn makes these flowers click here.  I have used Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Regal Rose cardstock.  Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose ink and Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon.   I also used the Scallop edge punch and the Corner Rounder Punch from Stampin’ Up!.  I cut out a couple of leaves from the Kraft cardstock and sponged around the edges using a sponge dauber.  Sponge daubers give a much finer effect than a sponge.  It looks more like shading than a distressed, rough edge which is what I wanted for this crisp looking card.

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You may think that I have left out something from my list of items used and you’d be right.  If you are thinking that I used a button for the center of the flower you would be almost right.  It’s meant to look like a button but it is really a circle of Chocolate Chip card that I have covered with Crystal Effects.  I allowed it to dry and then pierced 2 holes in the center.  Very simple, and a lot cheaper than buying buttons!

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6 Responses to “Paper flowers and Chocolate Buttons”

  1. 1 Katrina

    Very pretty Aim!

  2. 2 Lynda

    Yo have done an excellent job on the flowers Amy…and I love the colours. Thanks so mych for providing the link too. Amazing what scraps can do!!

  3. 3 becreativewithamy

    Thanks. I fell in love with those flowers the moment I saw them and they are truly so easy to make. You’ll be seeing more of them for sure.

  4. Amy, I had a go at these flowers too (you can see them on my blog) but yours is soooo much better than mine! Your work is gorgeous, totally Dawn-worthy.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • 5 becreativewithamy

      Thanks Louise! I should have mentioned it in my post (and I will go back and edit it in) that I saw yours first and that is how I got hooked. I love checking out your blog too. I have a few of your cards marked “to case”. Thanks

  5. 6 su

    Wow. Paper flowers looks awesome. Would love to learn this art. Keep it up the good work.



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