A group I belong to have a monthly Theme and Technique which we can make a card for if we wish. This months was Theme: using recycled materials, and the Technique was to revisit punches and dies you have and look at a different way to make a flower with it.
This card I have used some paper that was around a flower bouquet that I was given some time ago, which has this lovely dreamy floral pattern on one side and a plain mauve on the back. I have used it for the background and framed it with the other side colour. The birdcage is the Gilded Birdcage by Crafty Individuals, which I have use some card that I recycled from an Easter egg box last Easter, which was a lovely rich purple colour. I then used the Marianne creatables flower set LR0145. I used the largest size, and cut 4 out for each flower. I have then cut a slit between every petal towards the centre but not quite to the hole in the centre. Then I moulded them to make the into a cup shape, and layered them onto a mauve brad, alternating the petals. I put a bit of stickles. The sentiment is the centre of the Couture creations Fleur de Frame nesting die set. The bird is from the Marianne Creatables Bird on a Branch die. The leaves are from the Cheery Lynn build a Flower #2 die set.
This one, the green and white patterned card is cut from a tissue box, which I have mounted on the Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder. The feathers were saved from a card my daughter was given last birthday. The flower is supposed to be a begonia from the Cheery Lynn Build a flower #2 set. The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinders ribbon tag trio, and some white ribbon. Quite a simple card this one.