My stepdaughter and granddaughter have opened a small shop and are participating in a few local craft shows. They've asked me to put some of my cards in the shop and I've been busy making them. Nothing like time pressure to stifle creativity. I need to find some things that can be mass produced but I want make one first to be sure I like it. So far I have one of several different birthday cards and not really feeling them. One of the cards I made using the sketch from Paper Players.
The base card is one of those colored ones you buy by the box. I'm trying to use up ones I bought when I first started making cards. (This may be part of my creativity problem. lol) I happened across the print paper while looking for something else and the greens were a match. Yippee! I took the yellow and blue from the print to make the middle band, using an EK Success ribbon punch and a Baby's Breath embossing folder. The flower was cut twice from Accent Essentials, and offset. It was inked with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and centered with a yellow rhinestone.
The leaf is also from AE and stamped with a Tiny Tags stamp from My Craft Spot. I auditioned various colors of ink, didn't like any of them and thought I'd just heat emboss with white. Oops, I used clear by mistake. This turned out to be a happy accident since it showed up dark green, just what I wanted in the first place.