I have such a hard time with "just playing." Mem*ries Live On, one of my LSS near me have a make and take on fridays that I happened upon and this night they had whole bunch of dies, papers and inks to play with. Holly told me to go to town and PLAY.....and I froze.
But I did fall in love with the paper rosette dies from Sizzix Tim H*ltz alteration lines. We've all seen them before and made them with the scallop punches but I hated to score all those lines and here it goes so fast because it is all prescored- I made all 3 of these in less than 5 minutes! But what to do with them? The papers they had were craft and plum colors so I used these colors to work off it and make a card. Rich Razzleberry matched perfectly.
I used the fall set embossing folder from sizzix to emboss the card base. I did not want to use the pumpkins on the bottom so I just wanted to emboss the top but the new embossing folders are a tad too long to put it sideways into my bigshot so - GASP!- I cut the ends off the folders where the image stopped and ya know what? it worked fine. (somebody needs to have a talk with these Sizzix designers - what were they thinking? ) It added just a touch of interest to the background without detracting from the folded flowers.
Added piece of textured gold cardstock for the strip on the bottom and for the scallopped round piece under the big flower button too. Stamped the sentiment form Something to Celebrate from SU occasion mini hostess set. Cut and trimmed a piece of leftover gold paper with a scallop scissors (remember those?) to make the stems.
I used the linen thread to sew up the center of the Vintage buttons from PTI- The photo does not do the colors justice but it does all work well in real life.
Holly, this one is dedicated to you!