Thursday, January 13, 2011

I dared to embellish!

The theme over at the Tanda Teaser Challenge at the moment is Dare to Embellish! The idea is that you make your own embellishment for the card.
I have been intending to have a go at making paper flowers for some time, so this was a great opportunity. I cut 8 scalloped circles out of light green hand made paper with the smallest die in the set. I then screwed them up and damped them with a spritz of water. I then laid them on top of each other and fixed them together with a brad. Starting with the top layer, I crumpled each layer around the previous layer to make it look like the petals in a flower. I then sprayed the flower with red/gold cosmic shimmer over top of a silver shimmer. It came out really well! Don't usually put gold and silver together, but it worked here. The leaves are made with a punch and the sentiment is stamped with a rainbow pad to give multiple colours in the words.

I layered the card with some DCWV cardstock that I had punched with a corner punch and attached a ribbon across the bottom. The card on which the sentiment was stamped, was edged with a gold pen.

Craft Your days Away has an anything goes theme this week, so might put this one in there too!


jackiescrafts said...

Hi Janet
I love this card your flower is beautiful
Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

Hugs Jackie x

Carol Ann said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
Carol Ann xx

sue law said...

Hi Janet,
Your hand made flower is very pretty...I've been doing something similar with the tattered floral dies and loving them!

thanks for joining in with the TT this time, hope to see you on the next one!

Anonymous said...

wow thats a gorgeous card. beautiful work on this card
hugs June x

Shairon said...

Love the flower Janet! I must have a go at one soon. xx