Here's another card made with HOTP's Bodacious Blooms die set. This one has considerably fewer layers, using just two die cuts. It also uses a couple of Spellbinder's die sets - Card Creator Fancy Ribbon Threader and Octagon Strips and Accents . The patterned papers are again from the Rosemary & Thyme paper pack from HOTP.
Background: The background paper was cut and inked around the edges with black ink. Then a black mat was cut using the largest of the Fancy Ribbon Threader dies. I layered 3 ribbons (white, red, black) and threaded them through this mat, gluing the ends in the back before gluing background paper and mat to the front of my card.
Flower: Using Bodacious Blooms die number 2 I cut a patterned flower and a plain black using die number 4 (counting largest die to smallest). Using my Magic Matter I drew an 1/8" larger black mat, and then a 1/8" larger still white mat for my flower. I bent the petals forward, and bent the inner parts of the larger petals forward as well. In person, the dimension is much more visible than in the picture. I stacked these on the mats, gluing each only in the center.
Sentiment: I cut the tag from the Octagon Strips and Accents set and lightly inked the edges with black ink. Since the back of this paper was purple and I wanted more of a black, I inked the back with black ink before folding the little pieces forward. I created a very narrow mat using white cardstock. Using the die as a template, I traced the inside of the tag and cut it out of black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment (Stamp & Punch set from HOTP) and heat embossed it with fine white powder.
At this point, this is what the card looked like: