I opened the front door last night and found Toby  on the porch. I was going out for my last walk around the yard to call for him before going to bed. He is a little freaked out and dirty but seems to be alright. As soon as I get over being happy to have him back home I’m going to kill him for scaring me to death. LOL! Thanks for all of your concern, sweet comments and support.

I made this project for the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge.  Our featured artist was Kim aka Luv Flowers. Here is a link to Kim’s card that inspired my card.

KC Punched Flowers 1 right

I love making these floral sprays on my card fronts.  I chose to use the coral pink for my flowers to match the little flowers in the designer paper. I used the soft blue cardstock for the foliage instead of green as I think it creates a much softer look.

I wanted to show the three different 5 petal blossoms that I used to make the flowers.  Even though they are not matching flowers they vary enough in size that they work well being layered with each other.

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The largest flower is distressed slightly less to create the base of the flower.  I distress the second layer a little more and distress the smallest layer to create a tight flower center.

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For these smaller flower petals I use a fairly small stylus.  I go around the outside of each petal to curl them into themselves and then finish by pushing down in the center of the flwer.

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I layer the flowers so the petals are offset from each each other to create a natural looking flower.

KC Punched Flowers 1 close

You can see more details of how I create my paper flowers and sprays by checking out my punched flower tutorial and flower spray tutorial.

KC Punched Flowers 1 left

I hope you have a great week and I appreciate you coming by.

Paper: Soft Sky, Prism Peach, White, Retired SU DP
Accessories: Martha Stewart Flower and Branch Punch, McGill Multiple Mini Flower Punch, EK Success Rock Fern Punch, Glossy Accents, Stylus, Mat, Mounting Tape, Retired Fiskars Corner Edger, Stickles