I was so inspired after workin' in Kim's dungeon that I had to make another card with similar ingredients. I wanted to make this for someone special, but it's a surprise. For a long time, I've been meaning to try using distressing to make a piece of homemade designer paper. More about that later. For now, here's a little tutorial on how to make these flowers :0)
Here's a detail of the texture. I've used Regal Rose to coordinate with this Basic Grey "Inspire" paper (from the Infuse line inf-834):
Add centers to the flowers with Crystal Effects. If you want a cracked glass look, you can scratch the back of the gem with your paper piercer (though I imagine this depends on the type of gem.)
You can create your own designer paper to match the Basic Grey by layering distressing applications:
I'll leave you with a detail shot of the flower & a description of how to make the leaves:
These leaves are easily made by freehand drawing them with the glitter pen onto Chocolate Chip cardstock. If you use extra pressure to draw the line down the middle, you can use the sort of recessed dry embossed line it leaves to create a valley fold (after you cut them out.) Then just adhere the leaves with glue dots and it's all done!