The process was a little time consuming and I doubt that I will be making large quantities of these beauties...however, if you want a special embellishment for a gift, this just may be the perfect choice. This flower is fairly big, so you probably wouldn't want to make it for a card or a scrapbook page. The finished flower is about 1" tall and 3" wide.
For this project I used a 4" metal tin that originally contained processed cheese spread. It turned out to be just the right size. I covered the lower portion of the tin with the new Razzleberry Lemonade DSP (#115675). I covered the edge of the lid with the new 1/2" Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (#115613). For the flower I used Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, and Barely Banana card stock. I used Old Olive CS for the lilly pad. I stamped "Thanks So Much" from the new Level 3 Hostess Set Kind & Caring Thoughts in Rich Razzleberry ink on Pale Plum CS.
You can order everything you need for the flower beginning with the reveal of the new catalog tomorrow, July 1st. You definitely want to get your hands on the new catty. I think it is the most beautiful catalog Stampin' Up! has ever produced. If you don't already have a SU demonstrator and you would like to receive a new catalog, just let me know. For only $10 you will receive a new 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog along with a $10 gift certificate (redeemable only through me, Connie Collins) toward your next purchase of $30 or more.
UPDATE: You can see a video tutorial on how to make this flower here.