Sunday 18 January 2009

Lavender Flowers Birthday Card


Card/Paper: Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery, White Stazon
Stamps: Sale-a-bration Polka Dot Punches, Sincere Salutations
Other: Acetate
Card Size: 13cm x 13cm (just over 5" x 5")


Stamped the flowers on the Lavender Lace and Certainly Celery card scraps with the same colours of ink, and then punched out using the 5 petal flower punch that matches them. Cut between each petal to the inner circle on the design before scoring down the centre of each. Stacked a lavender flower onto a celery one and finished with a flat backed pearl from the pretties kit.

The circles were cut using Nestabilities plain and classic scalloped circles. The greeting is stamped with Lavender Lace using Sincere Salutations. Stamped the Acetate card base with white Stazon and the same five petal flower stamp as used for the 3D flowers.

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Sunday 11 January 2009

Cheating with Daffodils

I found this picture of a card I made quite some time ago - before my blogging days. As I haven't made any cards since Christmas, I thought I would put this up to show you. (Yes, I cheated yesterday as well!) It's from one of the Jane Gill classes I attended at the Glitter Pot, and it is her own way of making these little daffodils. We just used yellow and orange paper for the flowers, and green card for the leaves. The daffodil petals are made from a Leone Em New Ash Branch punch, and the trumpets are made using a heart punch - not sure what size it was now, may have been the regular size one here - top row on the right. The basket is a Leone Em Easter Basket punch. I know that the card is all Bazzill, but I'm sorry that I can't remember what the designer paper is.

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Saturday 10 January 2009

Punched Daisies and Stitching

The daisies on this card were made using a 1.5" Woodware Daisy Punch and a half inch circle punch. There are two layers for the petals, punched out of computer paper, shaped as here (scroll about half way down for the petal shaping), and coloured with pink chalk on the petal tips, and a touch of green in the centres. The centres were cut from yellow paper, and shaped with a large embossing ball tool to cup them. The two daisy layers are stuck together with the petals offset, and then the cupped centre piece turned upside down, with just a tiny bit of pva glue around the rim to stick it down to the centre of the petals. The leaves were punched from dark green paper using a Leone Em Ash Branch punch.

The stitching pattern is a free download from Ann's Paper Art, although I don't know if it is still available as I think they are changed periodically, and I've had it a long while. I used pink and yellow machine embroidery thread. The corners of the white card are punched using an EK Success Corner Adorner Shaper Punch called Iron Eagle. The embroidered piece is mounted onto a square of the same dark green paper that I used to punch out the leaves.

ETA: Ann has very kindly put this free pattern back up on her site. You can find it under the free patterns link to the left of the main page. Thanks Ann!

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