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Happy Thursday everyone! Today is a super awesome day for me! I am featured artist for PPA! WhooHoo! I am so excited and honored. Today’s challenge is all about bringing on the bling! My interpretation of my card is all about Marilyn Monroe! I used Very Vanilla (for her beautiful hair & skin), Whisper White (her dress) and Chocolate Chip (her eyes) and lots of bling! Scroll down to see how to make these gorgeous flowers! They are so easy and just dress up a card so much! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! 🙂


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Inspired by Stampin’ Tutorial:

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Step 1: I used my Big Shot’s Birds & Blooms Die and cut out 4 Very Vanilla Flowers & 1 Whisper White flower.

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Step 3: Trim flowers as shown. Two flowers will have a slit cut into them to the middle, and the others will be cut into segments. Each piece will now become a different size layer of the finished rose. Discard smallest flower segment (the single petal), and you will now have 7 flower segments of varying sizes.

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Step 4: Starting with one of the flowers (that still have all of their petals and just the slit cut into them), apply glue to one of the petals. Slightly curve the flower over itself so that one petal overlaps the glued petal. Secure by holding in place till it sets. This six petal flower has now become a dimensional five-petal flower, and will be your rose’s bottom layer. Do this to the second flower with just the slit cut into it. Continue doing this to all the segments. You should have dimensional layers in the following sizes: two- 5-petal, one- 4-petal, one- 3-petal, two- 2-petal, one center (this should look like a tightly rolled cone). As you are overlapping each layer, use your thumb nails to slightly curl petals in an outward direction.

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Step 5: This is what it will look like when all the petals have been glued. (I am missing the last flower petal in this photo. oops)

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Step 6: I used a pencil eraser to flatten the bottom of the 3 larger petals so that it will set better on my card. Cut off the bottom of the four little petals for perfect layering. Glue each layer on top of each other until you have this beautiful flower.

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Stamp Sets: Word Play (120308WM, 120651CM)

Ink: Early Espresso (119670), Crumb Cake (121030)

Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650), Whisper White (100730)

Awesome Tools: Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Birds & Blooms Sizzlits (113485), Ticket Corner Punch (119867), Scallop Trim Punch (118402)

A Touch of Glam: 1-1/” Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon (119961), Rhinestone Jewels (119246)


12 thoughts on “PPA65 Featured Artist & a Tutorial!

  1. Patrice says:

    Your card is stunning! Thanks for the tutorial on how to make the flowers.I always have a fear of using that big ribbon but a little goes a long way. Rally a gorgeous card thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. Debbie says:

    Wow, What a beautiful card. This one and the one you did with the pearls awhile back are my faves. Thanks, Debbie

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