I saw a flower like this on Cammie's (Carolyn King) blog last week, and knew I had to make one. Here is a link to her post. It was really quite simple to do.
I had some crepe paper left over from my parents' anniversary party last June. I knew I saved it for a reason! I cut ten layers of crepe paper at one time with a Spellbinders Blossom die, left them layered and used a paper piercer to make a hole in the center, and added a brad. I crinkled up the layers one at a time, and behold - a carnation! (At least, I think it looks like a carnation.) I used some bright pink cardstock for matting the layers. For the flower layer, I also embossed it with a Script folder (from Cuttlebug) and rubbed the embossing with white ink. The green layer is from from Die Cuts With a View Nana's Nursery. The sentiment is from Repeat Impressions. I drew the stem and leaves with a Certainly Celery marker.
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