Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Oragami Bouquet Card with CTMH Salutation Seals and Blessed

A couple of weeks ago I signed up for the daily craft e-mail from Martha Stewart and in one of the messages there were directions for an oragami flower bouquet card.  Can it get any better than combining my favorite things - card and flowers?!? 

The nice thing about this style of card is that it lets you use up a whole lot of scraps.  I went through all my papers looking for pinks, yellows and oranges on the reverse to give the flowers some texture and pop.  I really think you need B&T paper for these as cardstock would be way too heavy and not allow you to open them up as effectively.  I stamped a flower center from an older set to the center of my squares before folding and trimming and then added a bit of Glitz inside each flower after the card was all assembled.  If you follow the link to Martha's directions (at the bottom of this post) then you'll see my petals are a little different - I cut a V out of the tip to give the petals a more defined shape.

If you'd like to make this card, get these supplies:
Paper:  B&T papers in various color schemes - here I used Hooligans, Bella, Unforgettable and Zippidee
Stamps:  Salutation Seals, Blessed (April SOTM), Tickled Pink (retired)
Other:  Small flower punch (Marvy Uchida), 2" CTMH Scallop Punch, 3" Scallop punch, Glitz Glitter Gel, Score Tape or Tombow Power Bond for holding the flowers together, Hollyhock ribbon

If you'd like to check out Martha's directions for making the pop up bouquet (it works best in a 5x7 card by the way - I tried it in a smaller size but the flowers didn't open up enough) then visit this link:

1 comment:

Ann said...

This is gorgeous! I love it!

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