This week at Oh Alice! we're learning alot from flowers. I've been dying to make some of these layered flowers and thought it would be the perfect time. (Especially since I wanted to use my "creepy" LOL baby face stamp for the centers.) I used 2 sizes of the Blossom Nesties with tissue paper and colored the edges with Copics. Because the faces stamped in black looked a bit harsh, I adhered a single layer of tissue (cut with an even smaller blossom) over the stamped image by running it through my Xyron right side down. It just so happens that Oh Alice! is being sponsored by Stampotique (one of my FAVE places to shop for stamps) this week and their Designer's challenge is to create a "girly card". I usually prefer to use Stampotique stamps when doing their challenges (even when we don't have to like this week) but I thought this looked pretty "girly" with the fluffy flowers and all so I'm entering it there too.
I was having a discussion with my friend Smita this morning (by email since she lives in India)about MS border punches so I had mine out to test them and actually ended up punching out 2 sides of the card stock without screwing up so I folded it to make the card base. WooHoo! I considered using another color for the embossing behind the flowers (Cuttlebug Leafy Branches) but decided I preferred the pristine white look. The sentiment is an "Alice" quote done on the computer and cut out with my Nesties Labels 9. I really enjoy doing challenges that allow me to explore different styles and techniques so I hope you think these are as much fun as I do.