To make the card, I used Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter Distressed Stain to make my background. This is great when you can't find the perfect silver card stock. To make my stencil match, I daubed some stain onto my craft paper and mixed it with the embossing paste and applied it to the Garden Birch Trees stencil. It's not as shimmery as embossing powder on top of paste but the subtle effect is more fitting for this card. To make the flower, I cut circles out of red organza and singed the edges of the circles with a candle. The heat causes the organza to curl and once different sized circles are layered, it makes this sweet flower. I sewed some pearls for the center and some green ribbon into leaves. I love the pop of color against the silver and white background.
Dies: SB A2 Filigree Delight and Standard Ovals
Accessories: Memory Box Garden Birch Trees stencil, Dreamweaver's white embossing paste, baby pearls
I hope you can play with this week's Make Your Own Flower Challenge over at Classy Cards 'n Such. Thanks so much for looking!