The rosettes were made following a fab tutorial over at Scrapbook Girl. I think these are one of my fave handmade flowers. I have double layered mine for a bit more depth.
Now I do have, some might say, an unhealthy obsession trying to find more unusual colour tissue paper...I go to great lengths when I'm out and about shopping to seek it out. I have stacks of tissue paper in all sorts of lovely colours, and I even keep the packaging so I know where to go to get more! The best I've found is in Paperchase and Clinton Cards. This gorgeous cerise tissue paper is from Clintons.
For the background to my creations I have used SU cardstock in Close to Cocoa , and stamped my heart from the Fanciful Flourishes set from Flourishes LLC in white ink. The sentiment is also from the same set.
I cut away the front of the card again as shown in my last post and stamped the scroll from SU's Frames with a Flourish in black Stazon on to acetate.
Next is my favourite creation of this little set...a flap card, from the very talented Maria over at Stampin Inspirations...you can find the template and tutorial here.
To close the flaps I used my Papermania magnet clasps...I can't tell you how fab these are! These are soo useful. I think you can put them between layers of card so they don't show...I forgot this when I made this creation, but I don't think they look unsightly anyway.
What took me surprise though was how strong the magnets are...I went to stick my flower down on the top flap, but the metal brad in the centre of my flower adhered itself to the magnet all on it's own!! Honestly I highly recommend them, I think they're brilliant.
Now hang on what, or who, is that on the inside of the card??......It's little Charlotte Kimmie!
Couldn't resist using her, she is just so cute!
Finally, I just had to include another acetate creation with this set, with a stamp I bought a while ago, and then thought how am I going to use it?
The photos definitely do not do it justice.
Before I go I just wanted to say thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last card...I was quite overwhelmed with the response...you were all so kind, it was very humbling...and to think I very nearly didn't post it on my blog!
Phew, I'm off to lie down after this long post! As soon as I've had a bit of R&R I will be coming to see what you've been up to!