Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mother Day Card using Nacho Average Challenge #41

I love my mother, she is the most amazing person in my world.  She has done so much for me and continues to always be there for me in every way.  I can truly say she is my best friend second to my husband (would not want to hurt his feelings).  Needless to say I am already thinking of mothers day and all the things I could do for her.  We both have the love of crafting and she was kind enough to share a little of her talent with me.  So what better thing to give her than some homemade cards.
This card will be perfect because once again I will have everything done except the sentiment, and then she can stamp whatever she would like... as long as it fits on her banner.
Take a look at that awesome flower, can you believe it is paper?  My up-line Julie Wadlinger showed me this awesome technique.  I don't even know if there is a name for it so if you know of one comment so we can know.
 I used the Nacho Average Challenge #4l which was perfect for this flower, it just showcases it beautifully.  Want to know how to make the flower?

 This is how you do it.
  • Punch your desired circular punch, I used the blossom punch for mine.  I punched 4 but once again you can do as many as you like.  Play around with it and see what you like best.
  • Stack them together,  punch a hole in center of them, then use a brad to attach them together.  You can use a decorative brad.  I used a boring one so I put a large rhinestone over it.
  • Using a spray bottle on your mist setting spray a few times to moisten your top layer then scrunch and fold in, I usually fold around the brad using it as a guide.  Continue doing each layer until all layers have been sprayed and scrunched.
  • Then for the fun part, just un-scrunch and unfold off the brad, just play with it until you like the look of it. 
  • When you are all finished and like the look just set aside and let dry, it will be crunchy when dry. 
    I hope you like it, give it a try, it was a lot of fun.  Thanks Julie for sharing!!

    Here is a supply list:
    • Color Scheme- Midnight Muse, Daffodil Delight,  Pretty in Pink, Lucky Limeade and Crumb Cake for sponging
    • Stamp sets- Delightful dozen
    • Embellishments- Brads, Large Rhinestone, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Lucky Limeade
    • Punches- Blossom


  1. This card is gorgeous! I love your color choices and the flower turned out fabulous!

  2. Oh, I love this card! You used my favorite DSP out of the Print Poetry packet. Love the flower. Thanks for instructions. Your Mom is going to love this. Thanks for playing along with the Nachos!

  3. Gorgeous card--LOVE the colors and the flower! Thanks for joining the Nachos this week!

  4. what a simply gorgeous card! I love the dsp and the paper blossom is just too precious!
    thank you for playing along with us @ NAC. I hope we see more of your work, again, soon.