I am constantly amazed at the talent of other stampers. I see so many great techniques, layouts, and designs that I want to try someday. Well, I decided that "someday" was today.
The inspiration for this card came from several different places. First, the layout came from this card by Laurie. I have never made a square card before and wanted to give it a try. My card base is 5 1/4" so it will fit in Stampin' Up!'s medium square envelopes. With her great layout, this card came together quickly.
I have also seen some wonderful cards using the Dahlia fold. I used my coluzzle to cut out a 2 7/8" black circle to layer the flower petals on. The fold was really easy to do and it made a beautiful flower.
I had one more technique that I wanted to try and work into this card. At my last downline group meeting, I was the lucky recipient of one of these swap cards from Mary. The photo does not do the card justice. The texture from the linen stamp is gorgeous and it's so difficult to capture in a photo. Of course I had to try that too.
I took the Purely Pomegranate layer that the flower is on and sponged the edges with Purely Pomegranate ink. Then I stamped it with the Linen stamp in versamark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
I think it all came together nicely and I was able to cross a few things off my "to-do" list.
Paper: Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Holiday Harmony Designer Series Paper
Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Black Grosgrain, Rhinestone Brad