I've been meaning to make a shaped card for some time now but I feel limited with my personal cutter. I may have to upgrade to an expression soon! I had to find an image that was basically square so I could enlarge it to 6x6 and virtually make a 5-6" card. So what better than a flower! and my go to cartridge is always Forever Young! I made this card for the Whimsical Wednesday Take Shape Challenge and the My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #9, both requiring a shaped card. Here's the final product :)
I just love embellishing flower cards, well flower anything really! After I assembled the flower layers I was actually kind of stuck as to what to spice it up with. I used glossy accents and Martha Stewart Course glitter for the center layer and then pulled out my pearls. I decided early on I was making this card for my 1st grader's teacher since the end of school is right around the corner. I cut my own little tag and stamped it. I also inked all of the edges. I really don't think the picture does it justice. I always find my stuff looks better 'in person'!
Forever Young cart - Flower and all layers
Oriental Trading Company - small self adhesive pearls
Eyelet Outlet - center pearl brad
Studio G ink to ink edges