Problem is that I don't regularly think through the placement of my brads before I glue down a piece of paper. I was thinking this week, as I tried to incorporate them (meaning I had to think first, stick later--ack!), that I could probably get something strong and clip the brad part, leaving only the pretty top that I love... Let me know if you have done this and what cutting implement you have used. I recently destroyed what I thought was some pretty sturdy kitchen shears trying to clip apart a thin die (whoops!). Any advice is VERY welcome!!
For this one, I actually used the brad to adhere the die cut flower. I cut these flowers back when I first got this die and LOVED them, but trying to get them to adhere is insanely difficult. This was a great solution and let me also use this pretty paper ribbon from Maya Road that I have been wanting to really test out fully. I really liked this card, and I found USE out of the brad, not just prettiness.
I likewise have boxes and jars and all sorts of craziness filled with fabric and paper flowers. Most of them were purchased a long time ago, back when I first started crafting. They aren't really my style, so I tend to not reach for them. I am more likely to punch or die cut a paper flower (see above!). But in the spirit of trying things again, I tried them on two cards, neither of which were my favorites.
Part of the reason I don't love this card is that it feels a little old lady to me. I wanted to do a sappy Valentine card, so I definitely achieved it, but generally I like a cleaner style. It's partly the style and partly the color, but this card reinforced the reason I don't use paper flowers often.
**Ooh, notice the pretty brad!! This is the kind I am thinking might be better if I clip the legs.**
Are you purging yet this year?????