Monday, 11 April 2011
Kraft card blanks are Papermania. The sentiment is Stampin' Up as is the main stamped image (Notably Ornate stamp set) and the leaves are from SU bird punch.
I highlighted some parts of the image with Glamour Dust and added faux stitching and distressing.
I liked the look of the card so, rare for me, decided to replicate it in different colours.
By the time I got to the blue one I gave up making my own flowers and used Prima!
The flowers are very simple to make using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Sizzix die.
Not my idea, I saw them in a cardmaking magazine recently.
You need to cut four of the smallest flowers on the die and three of the next size.
I tend to cut a strip of card the approx width of the flower I need and fold it concertina-like into four before running through the Big Shot so I'm only running it through the once but get four pieces cut. That sounds obvious unless you don't know it, someone I was chatting to recently thought you had to use four whole die sized pieces of card and run each one through individually.
Basically you fold one of the smallest pieces up very tight, next one not quite as tight etc etc and just layer them up, bending the petals a bit as you go.