Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps March blog hop. There are usually two a month. Last month we threw in one extra to show you the new scroll egg and scroll heart stamp/die sets. I was excited that one of the random winners came from a comment left on my site.... Congratulations NanaConnie! Today our challenge was to create a Mother's Day card that included a dimensional flower.
I hand made the pretty rose flower in the center of my card following a tutorial I found on line from Clare Buswell. The technique requires several circles cut from a polyester fabric and heated until the edges curl. I used a pearl bead with rhinestones wrapped around it with a wire for the flower center. I added a few gold leaves and smaller flowers to fill it out a bit. I slightly bent the leaves to give them more dimension. You can see the flower tutorial here: http://www.thehybridchick.com/2010/09/fabric-flower-gift-box/
I decided on this pretty teal blue because it is my mom's favorite color. I added lots of gold embellishments including embossing the letter stamps to make it even more elegant. This stamp is also beautiful colored, but I think the embossing really shows you all the beautiful detail of the stamp.
Serendipity has an entire set of floral embossed letters that you can purchase individually or as a set. For this card all you need is the letter M. Imagine all the other words you could spell out for a pretty wall hanging. Maybe someone special's name?
I appreciate you stopping by to have a look at my card. I hope you will hop on on over to the other DT member sites and see what they came up with for this challenge. Simply click on their names listed here:
Thanks and have a great day!
Serendipity Stamps Letter "M" 512E
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Life is Good Collection Grandma's Quilt
Embossing Powder: Zing Gold
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Squares, Foliage