Thursday, January 21, 2010

Paperback Novel Flower Card with CTMH Veranda, True Friends and Heartfelt Diecuts

Here are two versions of one card - I just changed up the embellishments for two different looks.  The pattern came from our Topstitch Kit of the Month.  The brochure that comes with the kit (just $29.95 for a huge set - love it!) comes with a 2 page layout cutting and assembly diagram as well as a card workshop cutting diagram and assembly instructions (makes 6 cards).  I enjoy making all of the workshops but this particular pattern really stuck with me and I've found myself going back to it several times now!  I think its going into my permanent "go to" list of patterns that just seem to flow really well for me.

The large flower is made from the pages of a paper back book!  I punched five 3" scalloped circles from the pages, inked them up in two colors of ink, put a brad through the center and SCRUNCHED the layers up one at a time to creat a flower.  VERY FUN technique to use!  One word of caution - use an appropriate book!  It would be kind of funny to create a flower for your hubby using a racy scene from a book to see if he ever caught on - but maybe not so funny if its going to your Mom and Dad! 

For the heart, I used the negative space (what is left after you pop out the chipboard element) from a sheet of our new Hearts Dimensional Elements to trace the pattern on to the Chocolate patterned paper (on the revers side) and then simply cut it out.

Materials Used:
Paper:  Veranda Level 2, Garden Green Cardstock and Colonial White Cardstock
Stamps:  True Friends (Jan. Stamp of the Month for sentiment)
Inks:  Juniper, Creme Brulee, Chocolate
Others:  Hearts Dimensional Elements, HeartFelt Whimsy (top card green felt buttons and leaves), Neutral Embroidery Floss (stitching on the felt), Mini Sparkles, Bigger Chocolate Brads, Liquid Glass, Martha Stewart Loop Punch (I punched both sides of a strip to get the decorative line) and an old (appropriate! LOL) paperback book

1 comment:

Big Red Scraps said...

Beautiful cards! I love those flowers.

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