I cut everything using the Art Philosophy cartridge (flowers at 2"; centers at 3/4"). The flowers were stamped in their coordinating colors using the script from Universal Background (love that set!) and all edges were sponged with their coordinating colors. The flower centers were stamped in White Daisy using A Posy (retired, but you can use any solid circle). The Ruby centers were punched and then topped with Glitz Red Glitter Gel. You might not be able to see it well, but the background leaves were cut in Juniper with an overlay of Goldrush. Again, these are coordinated cuts from Art Philosophy. The stems on the larger Juniper leaves was stamped with the stem from A Posy and then sponged around the edges. To get the leaf shapes, I actually stamped the leaf from A Posy on the back side of the cardstock and cut them out with regular scissors.
The sentiment is from For Every Occasion and is stamped in Twilight. I sponged the edges of the background cardstock in Goldrush and sewed it to a Kraft card using a combination of straight and zig-zag stitches.
Now, I must give credit where credit is due. I totally stamplifted this idea from Betsy Veldman's blog. I tried to find the exact link for you but couldn't. You might have noticed my tendency to stamplift. But isn't that the whole point of blog hopping? My secret weapon is OneNote by Microsoft. I copy and paste idea after idea, categorized by stamp set, technique, and theme so I always have inspiration at my fingertips. However, I never want to stamplift an idea without giving credit to the original creator.
For those of you interested in the nitty-gritty, the cut shapes can be found on the following pages of the Art Philosophy booklet: circle, p. 21; branch/branch overlay, p. 35; flower, p.57; decorative circle, p. 61. As always, leave me a comment if you have any questions.
Until next time,