Handmade flower bouquets on cards

I am still rolling along with my handmade flower cards. There are so many flower cards to be inspired from last week's theme on Less is More. I just can't help myself. Thanks ladies (and any gents too!) for all your inspiration. I am back in card making mode.

This card might look more complicated  but it is still a very simple one, it is just the flowers are spread out. You might notice that some flowers have a contrasting centre which is just where I have two punched flowers layered on top of each other.  That little fern leaf gets quite a work out too! I love doing them in all shades of green!

This card reminds me of my Mother in law. She never liked to let anything go to waste and would often incorporate the scrappy bits left over on stickers on her cards. Here I collected them for ages and made a negative oval. Now that is one pile of scraps that have been used up! Thanks Mum.

I do have one main difficulty with 3D type of cards and that is the posting of them. I have made little boxes for them in the past but mostly I either hand the cards to the recipient or I sell the cards.

How do you get around this if you make 3D type cards?

Flower Power

The Less is More challenge this week was all the encouragement I needed to get back into card making. Once I started I just couldn't stop. Here's to Flower Power!

These flowers are just punched from decorative papers with a little gold Kindy Glitz added for the centres.

Just layered punched flowers then I press them into the palm of my hand to give them a touch of dimension. I popped them onto a small border punched layer onto white then silver cards before the base card.

I have also used many of my handmade flower cards on my Explosion boxes in the past. Here are a couple of links to such boxes. My Asiatic Lily Box, The yellow roses box, and the lilac flower box made from delicate tissues.

I have many many more flowers already made... 
What else shall I come up with????

Handmade Roses Bouquet card

I absolutely love handmade flowers and since I am still in the tortuous route of moving and downsizing my craft room I have found I far too many flowers in various stages of completion. The Less is More theme for week 129 is handmade flowers. I just knew that I would pull out some card supplies and put some of my lovely flowers onto cards. It was all the encouragement I needed to rejoin the card making fraternity.

This delightful red roses bouquet has been created by punching various heart shapes and curling them. The initial inside buds were created by first cutting the hearts in half and gluing it into a cone shape, then I have added more and more hearts with the tips curled out for extra dimensions. The leaves are simply punched and then using a scorer to score the veins. A little ribbon is looped and it is finished by layering the bouquet onto a top layer that has the corners punched before layering onto a base of dark green card.

It has been far too long since I have made a card and certainly since I have posted anything crafty on this blog. I am going to go and make some more. Come back soon.