I am all caught up, have spent this entire week finishing up several projects that have been patiently awaiting my return. I can't tell you how good I felt finishing those items AND finding my stampin' desktop clutter free once again. As my children used to tell me many years ago ... "this is the bestest day ever"!
My now clean creative corner kept calling my name, finally luring me back into it's web ... to make yet another mess (just a slight mess this time). I have always loved the look of those "pleated flowers" I have seen others make but honestly was quite intimidated to give it a try myself. Thanks to a dear friend who incorporated this idea into a class project (which was one of those many things I needed to finish up!), I discovered how very simple these were and decided to try my hand at making one for a card.
I started with the pleated flower, felt that the size and shape warranted a 5" square card for a change of pace. It is matted with the exclusive Stampin' Up! Bigz Clear Scallop Square Die. See that purple scalloped mat in the back??? That is made using 4 cuts from the same die, overlapping and adhering to make a wonderful mat for the original die cut. I love it when an idea in my head works out the way I envisioned it!
Stamps: From the Crypt
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Cast-A-Spell designer series paper
Accessories: black embossing powder, mini glue dots, pop-up glue dots, Bigz Clear Scallop Square die, circle punch