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Hi Friends,

Well, Mother Nature decided that fireworks were not in the cards for our 4th of July celebration.   Here I sit at 8:30pm and the skies have been releasing their fury for the past two hours.   We were under a tornado watch for a while there, but that’s since expired.   No biggies.. there’s always next year.

So I did get to work on my card for tomorrow’s (or tonight’s depending on where you are) Technique challenge.   I have been coming across all of these cool flowers that people are making with different punches (i.e. butterfly punches, scalloped punches, etc.) and seeing that flowers on cards are a huge thing, I thought that would make a fun challenge.

Just the other day when I was at the women’s clinic getting my mammo, I saw these cool flowers hanging above their reception desk.   They looked like they were made with a sheer fabric wrapped around shaped wire.   They were pretty big.  I’d say at least 18″ across.   I got to thinking how I could replicate them on a card, so here you go!




I punched out several small ovals with the smallest oval punch.  I punched a hole in the bottom of them (I stacked them up and punched all at once).   I had embossed a few of them with pink embossing powder, but the dang stuff was stale, so I only used a few of those.   I put them all on the big brad and spread them out.  Then I added the tiny pink rhinestones.   The sentiment was stamped and embossed in white, then I sponged over it with Pink Pirouette ink.


Here are my deets:

Stamps:  Wordsworth’s I’m so Glad from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Colors: GP White, Pink Pirouette, Vellum

Ink: Versamark, Pink Pirouette

Accessories: Pink Gingham ribbon, small oval punch, gingham brad, Fancy Tags Shapeabilities,  Label 2 Nestie, embossing folder, embossing powder (white and pink), sponge, pink rhinestones, leaf and branch punch, ribbon threading punch, dimensionals


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’ll pop over to the Challenge forums on Splitcoaststampers and join in the fun!



10 Responses to “~ A Happy Accident ~”

  1. on 05 Jul 2010 at 10:05Marisa

    Your flower is fabulous, Holly!! Love it! The bits of bling on the petals are such a great touch and I love the soft feel to the card. Sorry to hear the fireworks have to wait a year…I was reading in bed last night and kept hearing bangs and it finally dawned on me that it was the firework bangs coming across the water from Blaine and we’d forgotten to go up to the hill to watch them from our side of the border! Kids would have loved it so we too have to wait till next year. Have a great week 😀

  2. on 05 Jul 2010 at 10:30PH in VA

    The pink and the vellum and the bling all combine wonderfully to make this card seem so delicate and girly. Very pretty!
    Sorry you had such yucky weather, but you definitely used it to your crafting advantage.

  3. on 06 Jul 2010 at 10:34Becki Jo

    This is so pretty, dainty,,,,loss of words.

    I am going to try this …

  4. on 10 Jul 2010 at 06:57Jerri Kay

    this is absolutely stunning Holly, so soft and pretty, I love the sparkle on the flower’s petals, as well as the adorable button center.

  5. on 10 Jul 2010 at 19:37notimetostamp

    Soooo pink and fresh and darling!

  6. on 11 Jul 2010 at 11:20Theresa

    Gorgeous card! I love it…pink is my favorite color.

  7. on 12 Jul 2010 at 07:28Jessica

    Wow Holly, I just found your blog and am I ever happy I did! What a beautiful girly card! I’m always blog hopping looking for new inspiration. Love the flower made from oval punches! great Idea. Thanks for sharing!

  8. on 13 Jul 2010 at 00:41savorthejourney

    Oh Mercy, Ms. Holly!!
    You have such a mahhhhhvelous way with your vellum! This is Mmmmmmm-mmmmmmmmmmm fabboo!


  9. on 13 Jul 2010 at 07:49Mary McMillan

    Holly…BEAUTIFUL! So delicate, so fresh….again BEAUTIFUL!

  10. on 14 Jul 2010 at 12:49Sheila Pavelec

    You are absolutely a very talented woman!!! WOW…I absolutely love this vellum flower. I can’t believe it’s that easy to make…I’m sure I’ll mess it up. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with us.

    Hugs, Sheila

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