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Monday, February 9, 2009

Wildflower Silhouettes

Here's a pretty quick and easy card for a little card club I go to once a month on Tuesday evenings. It makes use of Prima-style handmade paper flowers which you can find a tutorial for here

Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

STAMPS: label and quote - Stampin' Up!, wildflowers - See-D's, distressed shadow and faux stitch - Hero Arts

INKS: Stampin' Up! Mellow Moss and Pale Plum, Staz-On Jet Black

SUPPLIES: white gel pen, Liquid Pearls, mini Glue Dots, ribbons - dotted grosgrain and black/white gingham, dry embossing tool, flower punches

NOTES: this ended up busier than I meant it to be LOL but it looked too plain without the 3D flowers ~ I used the white gel pen to outline the silhouettes that fell inside the distressed green rectangle to make them really seem to be floating on top of it ~ I meant for the dotted ribbon to be on the bottom but I applied my ribbon with the card upside down unknowingly ~ don't miss the link at the top for making your own prima-style flowers! Here are my hints - when rounding the flowers use the largest ball ended embossing tool to avoid tearing the paper - a foam mat works best for the surface to work on - try making the flowers using the new

Technique Junkie Faux Felt technique!

2 comments:

Manna said...

I don't think it's too busy at all! I think it's very pretty and love your handmade prima! You go, Girl!

Shelly Hickox said...

So you used your faux felt to make the flowers? This is so awesome! Gorgeous card and thanks for the link to the tutorial!