I began experimenting with 3D velum flowers after designing a wedding card similar to this one with velum rosebuds for my brother whom I love more than life itself. His card had a pop-up wedding cake on the inside.
I was living in the Alaskan bush when I first started designing cards. The nearest card-shop was three hours away at the end of a mostly graveled road that stretched across three snow-covered mountain passes. Trips to town for me were few and far between especially in winter. I often found myself without a card for this occasion or that so I started making cards. I fell in love with the art form! Now, I live in Texas only a few minutes from a card shop, but I still make all my own cards.