I am really glad to see this week come to an end. I've been laid up most of the week with cellulitis - my lower left leg was quite swollen and infected so I've had to take it easy. I'm finally feeling better so I did manage to get a card made for the challenge at Our Creative Corner - it's not my favorite card ever, but it'll have to do for this week!
The challenge this week is bows. You know I love 'em. I had a couple different ideas but this is what I ended up with. I used the Flower Folds die to cut flowers out of melon mambo and bermuda bay designer paper - you know the solid sheet that comes with the patterns packs? If you emboss it with the Big Shot then sand it, you get the white core coming through. Actually with using the Finial Plate folder rather than a texture plate, which I've done before, the impression is so good that it does a lot of the distressing for you, so if you don't want it to look too rough, go for the plates instead of the folders.
For the center I used one of the Sending Love brads on a 3/4" circle of the same bermuda bay paper. The "stem" is the large image from Wedding Sweet - its flowers are stylized enough that I think they can pass for pretty swirly stems with flourishes. I adhered a pretty in pink satin bow on the stem and then added a sentiment from the same stamp set with some piercing on either side.
Be sure you go check out what all the fabulous OCC ladies have made for this week's challenge, and then we hope you'll play along with us!