I went by a pattern in my Cardmaker - Beautiful Blooms magazine to make my card. If you have the magazine it is on pages 32-33. This magazine is full of all kinds of flowers to make. HERE is a link to it if you are curious about it.
I save a picture of all the cards I have made for people so that I don't send two of the same type card or image, I went back and looked and I had made this card before back in 2008 for my girlfriend, today's card went to my Secret sister for the reveal.
Here is a picture of the card I made back in 2008: Hopefully I am better at my picture taking now :)
And here is the card I made now:
I decided to do them as buds opening, not a whole flower. Hand stitched the stems with floss and added some punch leaves that I scored some veins with my stylus. The background is a burlap embossing folder, so this card had a lot of texture to it.
I found THIS video on how to make the flower so you don't have to go out and buy a magazine. I am not sure what size circle I used for my flowers but I don't think it was as small as this girl used, but I think she has great instructions.
Taylored Expressions -- Burlap embossing folder
Teresa Collins -- He said she said papers
Martha Stewart -- Leaf and tag punches
Spellbinders -- classic circle lg. die
ODBD -- Mini tag sentiments stamp
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and I hope you have a blessed Sunday!