Make It Monday this week asked to Step It Up with embellishments. I chose Bloom Builders#3 die to make a series of birthday cards. With each card the flower became more complex as an embellishment.

First was the simplest where I used only part of the die for the flower. Background boarders Tin Type and sentiment was stamped in pigment ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Next I used all of the die cut pieces for a larger and fuller flower and added some vines and leaves. The vine is by Cheery Lynn Designs.

Finally I alternated white paper flowers with patterned paper flowers on vines and leaves sitting on a trellis.

A closer look.