Happy Friday!! This week over on the Sisters in Stamping blog we are sharing flower projects to beat the winter blues. I decided to make some fun paper flowers to decorate this basic black picture frame and added a great sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set on a textured piece of the white card board that comes with the designer paper stacks. I ran it through the Big Shot with the Brick Wall textured impressions folder. I love using In Colors and the combo here is flirty flamingo, peek-a-boo peach and mint macaron along with chocolate chip and whisper white. I love altering picture frames and adding a piece of stamped art to decorate my space.
Here's a close-up view of my paper flowers. I used several punches to create them: Pansy (largest layers), Petite Petals (smaller flower and inside of larger one) along with the Festive Flower builder punch for the leaves. The easiest way to create these is to cut all of your layers at one time (choose an odd number, they always look better) and mist the card stock lightly with water using the stampin' spritzer. When damp, the card stock is so much easier to crumple up - this gives it the awesome texture and breaks down the paper fibers so they're easier to work with and shape. I held all the layers together with a mini silver brad (retired) and shaped and spun the layers to create these fun flowers. They are held onto the picture frame using stampin' dimensionals. I love the way this looks on the bookshelf in my office - it reminds me that spring is right around the corner!
For even more flower inspiration please be sure to hop over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to check out what the other designers created this week.
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