Don't tell my husband, but back in December when SU released a bunch of stuff on the clearance rack, I went a little crazy. I ordered every punch that I didn't already have. That meant that when the Purolator man showed up, I was the proud owner of 7 new punches.
The five petal flower punch was one that I thought about buying, but wasn't crazy about. However, for $13.59, who could say no? So I added it to my cart. Once the madness of Christmas finally died down, I was able to get back into my room and play a little.
I've had this set, Creative Elements, on my shelf for a while but just hadn't gotten around to using it yet. Today would be the day. I felt like making something vintage looking, and knew I had to work this new punch in somehow. Here's what I came up with.
I've been on a bit of a binge lately roughing up my edges with scissors. I love how it gives the card a worn look. Blues and browns together are a great, so I knew they would come together nicely. The background stamping doesn't stand out, but it does what I wanted it to. I was worried that Marina Mist was going to be a little strong, but it was the perfect amount. I think Bashful Blue would have been overpowered by the print. To top it off I added a few peals up in the corner, and a strip of Victorian trim along the middle.