Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thanks for Always Being There

I was flipping through Paper Crafts Stamp It! magazine (from Aug 08) and I came across a card on page 28 by Kim Frantz that just jumped off the page at me. So I CASEd it but instead of using a stamped or stenciled image, I created a flower using a techinque I learned about on Lauren Meader's blog. I have a stack of Martha Stewart patterned tissue paper that I've been wanting to use and I thought this was the perfect opportunity! I really love how it turned out!! Soooo simple, yet it really pops!

For the card, I punched the bottom border of the front and back of the card. I traced a flower Nestability, drew the border, and inked the scalloped bottom and the holes using a black SU! marker. I cut black cardstock an eighth of a inch wider than the ribbon I used and adhered both to the card.

I layered the cs and the tissue paper flowers (offset), pierced holes through the button, the tissue and the cardstock then sewed the button on using craft thread. I pinched the flower tissue together like Lauren taught on her blog, then adjusted each layer to make it full. Next, I adhered the red buttons on the ribbon using glue dots and added the rub on sentiment. DONE! How easy is that?!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! I'm working on a project and a couple of birthday cards today :O) My favorite kind of Sunday...


Whimsey said...

Beautiful; love the flower. Saw Lauren's tutorial...haven't tried it yet; but you hit a home run with it!

Rachel Liberty Photography said...

This is such a sweet card! The flower is awesome and really does POP!

AKiteFlier said...

OMG fabulous flower Kristin! I have yet to try Lauren's technique with tissue paper but I've done a similar one with cardstock - yours turned out G_R_E_A_T!

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