I wanted a very 3-dimensional look for my card and thought it would be fun to try this out. To make my floral bud, first I stamped 12 heart images and adhered them back to back with each other for a total of 6 remaining heart buds. After adhering, I arranged 3 hearts to each stem and glued them together. I punched a small hole in the middle and pulled through the floral wire.
You can get floral wire at most crafting stores.
Here is close-up of what the flower looks like when finished:
After I was done putting the flower and stem together, I then took some fun dark teal ribbon and tied on both stems to make it appear as the leaves. There are 2 leaves on the pre-made stems.
Here is a close-up of the heart flowers looking at them from the top:
The last and final step to adhering the flowers to the card: I placed a long white strip to the middle portion of the orange paper.
Leaving the middle portion unglued, I took the pink ribbon and wrapped under and around the white paper. I then took both ends of the ribbon and wrapped around both stems and tied 2 knots to make it sturdy....and voila~ your bouquet is securely fastened to the card.
I chose a fun sentiment to go with the flower and stamped it on the right hand side corner. And that was it.....
Stamps: Hero Arts.
Papers: Summer Sunrise and white cardstock.
Inks: Black and bubblegum pink.
Ribbons by SEI and Making Memories.
2 pieces of floral wire.
Round corner punch.