I began with a card base of Kraft cardstock measuring 4" X 8". It is folded in half to make a 4" square card that opens from the bottom. I used one of my Square Dry Embossing Templates, an Embossing Stylus, and my Light Box to deboss the center of the front of the card to make it look like a frame. The flower and the sentiment are from the set "Time Well Spent". This set was sent to demonstrators as a thank you from Stampin' Up! It will be in the new Spring-Summer Catalog as a hostess set (Pam V....see what you did? You made me use this set! teehee!). Both of the elements were stamped in Staz-On Opaque White ink. I colored the outer outline with my White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, then traced over the sentiment to make it a bit brighter.
I then used the 3/4" Circle Punch to punch out a scrap piece of kraft cardstock to cover the center of the flower. Before I covered it, I attached a Jumbo Glittering Red Rhinestone Brad to the middle of the circle, and used Dimensionals to pop it up off of the flower. Christmas Red Stickles were applied to the stamen of the large flower and the centers of the flowers in the sentiment. I added 1/4" Red Grosgrain Ribbon to the top of the fold by punching out one hole at each end with the 1/16" Handheld Punch. The ribbon is finished off in a simple knot.
That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by to check out my artwork! I hope to see you again tomorrow with a creation for the Technique Lovers Challenge. Until then.......Hugs ~ Mercy
Stamps: Time Well Spent
Ink: Staz-On Opaque White
Accessories: signo gel pen, dimensionals, 3/4" circle punch, 1/16" handheld punch, rhinestone brad, grosgrain ribbon, stickles, dry emboss template, light box, stylus