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.