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Monday 25 June 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 71 Make Your Own Flowers

This challenge is hosted by AJ .   She would like to see projects featuring flowers made by you, these can be ribbon, paper, fabric, die cuts, tissue, embroidered, anything you choose so long as it is hand made and not store purchased

My card is one that I made for a colleague who was leaving us at the end of her contract. 
I knew she liked pinks and purples, feathers and bling, so utilised all of those things in this easel card.  The lettering was cut out using a spellbinders die and attached with a quickie glue pen.  The base card was plain and I used a butterfly stamp and some distress inks to make the background.

The sentiment was a stamp - it may have been a hobbyarts one, but I have been particularly bad at removing stamps from the packaging, so I am not sure if it is! 

The flowers were made using punches and different types of paper.  The big rose was made using acetate that was tinted with distress inks and then sprayed with Crafters Companion spray and sparkle (silver).  I put gems in the centre of the flowers.
Leaves were also made using punches.
All the floral decorations were stuck to the card using pinflair gel - I find that to be most satisfactory, as ordinary silicone can sometimes be a bit greasy.
The lilac feather came from my stash - a big bag of assorted colours I have collected over the years.

Finally, the fan was stamped onto acetate using Stazon and then the small butterflies were coloured with a fine glue and glamour dust.  Some tinting of the base of the fan was done with promarkers, just to make it stand out, and hide the glue gel that was holding it on. 

We are sponsored today by ONE STOP CARD CRAFTS who are offering a £10 voucher for their store as a prize.

At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discount making and card making craft supplies.
We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.Our card making craft supplies include free UK postage, our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more.
Our prices are very competitive and this & makes us an ideal place to buy your card making supplies online. Some of our new products include Petaloo flower layers, Ranger Glitter Glue and Martha Stewart Punches. We also host a regular challenge at http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/


$10 Gift Certificate for the Store
Digi Doodle Shop is the results of a mother and daughter’s love for the arts and crafts. It was started a little over 3 years ago with a little more than 100 stamps, and has since then grown to almost 500 stamps. Joy (the mother of this team) designs realistic images, while Judy (aka/daughter) loves the “fun side of life”, and create images with a cartoon flair. Having these two complimenting styles have enabledDigi Doodle Shop to offer a wide variety of stamps.
It is a real honor and pleasure to sponsor this challenge, and we look forward to seeing all the amazing creations. We thank the design team for their incredible creations, and wish all the participants the very best of luck in this challenge.
Thank you so much for having us, and again the very best of luck to all of you.
Judy and Joy


  1. Love that rose - would never have guessed it was made from acetate!! Cxx

  2. Amazing !!! Especially love the use of acetate the flower and the fan are just breathtaking, clever you !


  3. This is absolutely gorgeous - I was wondering how you got that lovely effect on the largest flower, and now I know - and it's fabulous!

  4. love this. So elegant - all the embellis are gorgeous. Beautiful
    Doreen xx

  5. I am just in love with the filmy sections of you flower!!! Gorgeous use of materials--LOVE it! :)

  6. Gorgeous card, I really like that you created it with such thought for the recipient, I bet she loved it. I can barely believe that all those flowers are handmade, they're amazing and the acetate rose is fabulous.


  7. Brilliant bling, and amazing flowers - unbelievable!

  8. hi!!!, beautiful card..with highlighting colors...simply cool.. i like the flowers... especially the fan adds extreme beauty...!!!