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It's Saturday and time for the last challenge of the month over at the Just Us Girls blog! It's also my last week as January Guest Designer. I have had a fantastic time playing along with the super-talented and super-sweet DT and I'll definitely be back to join in on their fun challenges each week! With that said, let's move on to today's challenge, which is a Wild Card challenge hosted by Maria. The challenge is to make a handmade 3D flower and use it on our project.
Here is a link to a great tutorial from Tim Holtz for making your own paper flowers. You can use a variety of flower punches or dies and still follow these basic instructions. There are also lots of other handmade flower tutorials out there, so get creative and let us see your beautiful blooms!
Here is the card I made using three paper roses I made from DP using a Marvy flower punch:
I started with a base of Papertrey Aqua Mist CS. The patterned papers are from the Webster's Pages Lullaby Lane/Life's Portrait Petite Papers pack. I created the flowers with papers from the same pack, following the tutorial above. I used some leftover trimmed petals to create my leaves. The sentiment is from an old SU set, Happy Harmony. It's stamped with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink and heat embossed with clear EP. I added a soft, double-loop bow made with Martha Stewart Seam Binding and my Bow Easy. A few light peach pearls finished it.
Be sure to stop by the JUGs blog and check out the gorgeous flower creations from the amazing DT. While you are there, why not play along with us?
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!