Today is our wedding anniversary and this is the card I made for my dear hubby. I know it doesn't have a "manly" look to it, but the essence of Spring is what I was looking to incorporate.
I love making easel cards and this one is no exception! I found the video for making these paper flowers at http://www.cardsonthefly.blogspot.com/ and just had to try it out. It was a lot of fun, but I will use a heavier weight cardstock for the accordian folds next time. The leaves are from PS, the stems were cut by hand, the branches are an MS punch, along with the picket fence which is also an MS border punch. A little embossing with my Cuttlebug, a gem or two, and your card is finished!
The scallop ovals are from PS and cut 1/4" smaller starting @ 4 1/2". The hearts are PS and cut in shadow @ 1 1/4 and regular @ 1". I will add a special sentiment in the "hidden" triangle fold that forms when you stand the card up.
I was pleased with my first attempt at making these 3D flowers, but am sure my next ones will be a little more crisp! TFL!
This is my entry for CWCs weekly challenge - Green Scene
(use 2 shades of green)
Different shades of green have been used on the leaves, stems, branches behind the picket fence, and the scrollwork on the inside sentiment.