Friday, 28 May 2010

Peach Carnation



The other card from my April class at my local craft shop. This was the afternoon class - it was supposed to be a respite from the concentration of constructing the lily bouquet from the morning class, but the large carnation type flower proved to be more tricky for some of the ladies than I thought! Once the petals have been curled - the easy part - they take on a springy life of their own, and it needs a little taming to get them to behave when constructing the flower! But everyone got there in the end, and all had beautiful carnations on their finished cards.

The carnation is made from die cut scalloped circles, and is a variation of the flower I made for my cardboard cake using my trusty Stampin' Up scalloped circle. This flower has more layers, and I cut between the scallops so that I didn't cut any scallops in half - so two of the quarters had three scallops on them, and two of them had four scallops. In constructing the flower I used the three and four scalloped pieces randomly. The paper is peachy coloured printer weight.

The fern leaf is a Leone Em Rock Fern punch, and the other leaves are from a Sizzlit Flowers, Branches & Leaves set. The smaller flowers use an EK Success Medium Daisy and a Woodware Mini Daisy punch. And the same Martha Stewart border punch set that we used in the morning class - Double Loops.

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8 comments:

Regina said...

Joanne!!! I always visit your blog and have a link on my side bar just to give a chance to all my visitors to know your blog too. I´m absolutely in love with all your work. Thanks a lot for sharing your talent with us.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs
Regina

Ludkasz said...

So beautiful card:)

Heidi Kimmerly said...

Fabulous! I LOVE ALL of your creations! Keep them coming!

Akwaba said...

Congratulations, all your handmade flowers look like real ones...So , of course your cards are very pretty.
A regular French visitor! :)

Vicki said...

Wow Joanne! Yours cards are beautiful and the flowers you make are just stunning (you're so clever!)

Vicki x

Linden said...

Joanne this is absolutely beautiful. I just have to get some of the leaf punches you use and have a go.

Conniecrafter said...

so lovely, pretty colors!

Sharon said...

Joanne

Your cards are lovely and the tut on the ruffled flowers was fab. I've had a go with a standard punch and got fab results. Thansk for sharing your your work. Sharon Louise

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