This card serves a dual purpose: my entry for the Valentine's Day Countdown Blog Hop, and my entry for the Heart 2 Heart sketch challenge! I've also included a tutorial on how to make the flowers.
The card uses one of my new favorite paper packets, Sophia. I love the bright, cheerful colors! The butterfly was a happy accident. I was making the flowers and laid two of the striped pieces across from each other. I looked down and realized it looked like a butterfly. Inspiration comes in all kinds of places!
Paper: Sophia Level 2 Paper Packet; White Daisy cs; Hollyhock cs
Stamps: In the Month of February
Embellishments: Brads - Pink; Brads - Metal; Black Waxy Flax
Other: 1 1/4" punch; 2" scalloped punch
To make the flower, start by punching four scalloped circles using the 2" scalloped punch by CTMH.
Fold the circle in half, lining up the scallops.
Fold the circle in half again, also lining up the scallops.
Unfold the circle.
This part takes a little practice. You will bring two of the folded edges together, bowing the middle in. I have found it works best if I try to bring the points together.
Do the same thing with the other side.
This is what your "petal" will look like:
Punch a circle out of cardstock. I used the 1 1/4" circle punch by CTMH. Lightly mark the circle into quarters. It makes it easier to put the petals on evenly. Cover the circle with adhesive.
Here's what it looks like with one petal on the flower:
The finished product! It's really easy once you get the hang of it. You can also do this with a regular circle (with no scallops) for an entirely different look.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make these cute flowers! Now check out what the other consultants have been up to on the blog hop: