Julie has challenged us all to make an elegant card featuring a flower that we've made ourselves, in order to be in with a chance of winning the fabulous candy she's offering to celebrate her first blogoversary. I've been a fan of Julie's cards, since I discovered her gallery on the Docrafts forum, and have taken inspiration for this card from her simple yet elegant style. I've tried something different with my Cuttlebug, embossing the top and bottom of the white panel with the 'Swiss Dots' folder, then scored lines across to mark a channel to tie the ribbon around (from Hobbycraft), and another for the sentiment (free stamp with the latest Docrafts 'Creativity Life' magazine).
I made my flower using the three smallest scalloped circle Nesties, cutting out segments to make the petals, then embossing with the 'Swiss Dots' folder, and the shaping with my fingers, before layering them up and attaching with a brad (I didn't have any black ones, so I changed the colour using ink and embossing powder). Here's a close up showing the flower in more detail:
You still have time to make your card for Julie's candy, as the deadline is this Saturday.