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Saturday, 10 April 2010

Easle card with Handmade Flower~~

After such a beautiful day, I was inspired to make an easle card using my new tree stamp.
It is part of the Cupcake craft challenge and that can be found here: http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/2010/04/challenge-85make-your-own-flowers_05.html
Have also entered the Paper Sundae challenge here:http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/2010/04/paper-sundaes-thirteenth-challenge.htmlThe brief wanted me to make a card with a handmade flower. That meant I could use a punch or make my own flowers, but NOT to use a bought flower.

I then remembered that I had seen handmade flowers on Dol Creations Blog. If you have never seen Christine's blog you are missing a real treat, she is fabulous, her handmade flower tutorial can be found here, and it is great!

I wanted to do an easle card,as it had been a few weeks since I had made one, and yet I do like them.
I used Making Memories 6x6 paper called Just Chilling, the designs are lovely, and the one I chose looks a bit like wood. The other paper is My minds Eye Spring Papers.

I have used my Nestabilities to cut out two shapes and inked the edges. I then stamped the Tree in the middle, this stamp is made by Hobby Art Stamps and is called Open Tree. I decided to cover the branches in as many green stick on flat gems as I could find in my stash!
I then set about making the brilliant flower. It looks complicated, but it isn't, and I think the overall effect you get is really proffesional....I used my Nellie punch in the middle of the flower and finished with a green brad. I have used a MS punch for the borders, and MS butterfly punch too, I then used a Rafia Ribbon in neutral.
I had a little piece of checked brown ribbon left from my last card and thought that went with the colours ok. I threaded a couple of heart shaped pins through it. I did not no which sentiment to add, so I looked in my sticker box, and found the Nature stickers and chose the one saying `Flowers'.
I am tired now after sunning myself and then watching Harry Potter (gosh you need to consentrate when watching these films!) Goodnight all.


dolcreations said...

Debbie I just love your easel card! You did an awesome job on that tree! I am so glad you tried that flower...yours turned out amazing! Thank-you so much for all your kind comments on my blog. You are so kind!

Lindsey said...

Wow this is another lovely card, will def have to go and look for a tutorial you mention. Glad to here you got out into the sun (that's probably it for summer now!) Was HP on last night? Darn I missed it! Was sufing web and time flies (really should't be on now as Jamie has his birthday party thif afternoon! Arrrgh!)
Linds xxx

Donna said...

Stunning card and beautiful handmade flowers...thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Dotty Jo said...

This is such a sweet card Debbie, I love all the sparkle in that tree! Jo x

Crystal said...

This is beautiful Debbie! Love the little butterflies, your flowers and the tree looks amazing! Thanks for joining us again this week at Paper Sundaes :)

Bananastamper said...

So pretty! Glad you were able to join us at Paper Sundaes!
Shanna :)

CarlaKH said...

How lovely- the little gems on the tree and the butterflies are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

debbies said...

Aren't easel cards fun! Great job!

HappyCrafter said...

What a pretty card, I love all the detail and especially those pretty pins. Glad you joined us this week at Paper Sundaes.