I taught a class in the weekend on flower embellishments and just had to show you one of the projects my ladies made with the embellishments they learnt. It is called a "Flower Pot" card (don't know why!,lol). This was the first one I have ever made and yet I have seen many gorgeous examples on the net. I was pleased with how my first attempt turned out!
The Carnations were made with 8 layers of tissue paper and once put together I dragged them through an ink pad to get the variegation effect going on. The Pansies were punched with the Butterfly Punch (which you can still purchase at $39.95) on watercolor paper, then I used my Aqua Painter to fill in the colour. Watercolour paper works so well for soaking up ink as it acts like a sponge. Once you know how to make these little beauties, you really have no excuse to buy embellishments when you can make your own. If you couldn't make this class, but would like to know how to make these flowers, I am happy to bring the class to you! Just email your interest and I will give you more details!