Sunday, March 8, 2009

Vellum Flower Card

I absolutely fell in love with the flower on this card from Crafter's Kitchen. Of course, I cannot find the punch locally and I'm too impatient to wait on an order for it. So, I took a quick run to Archiver's on the off chance they had a similar flower punch. They did, by Quick Cuts, but they were around $20 and I wasn't in the mood to spend that much. As I wandered the store, I found a package of chipboard flowers called Jigsaw Flowers by Making Memories in the Hot Spot ($1.99) area. I could see a flower with a similar shape to the petals in the inspiration card and figured $1.99 wasn't too much to try my hand at making the flower. I know it isn't quite the same, but I still like it a lot!

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What I did was trace the flowers onto white vellum and cut them out. I erased any residual pencil marks. Then I sponged Baby Pink ink onto the vellum so it would look more pink. It needed a little darker color too, so I added some Hollyhock. If I owned a lighter shade of pink vellum, I might have used it. Actually, I love the look I achieved, so I'm a little glad I didn't have any in my stash. I tried to get the petals to stand up a little more by rubbing them with a large balled embossing tool, but it didn't come out quite the way I'd hoped. Still...I think it looks nice. Then I cut a strip of vellum, inked it with Baby Pink and Hollyhock. Then I created the fringed flower in the center using a quilling tool. I glued it to the center of the flower. I also didn't own the same punches as were used in the inspiration card, but I think the Martha Stewart punches I own did the job well. Using that lace paper from Basic Grey, I didn't think the card needed anything more added to it.


Paper: Vellum (Hobby Lobby), Porcelain (Basic Grey), white
Ink: Baby Pink, Hollyhock (CTMH)
Ribbon: Pink Carnation organdy (CTMH)
Accessories: Martha Stewart punches, Jigsaw Flowers~chipboard (Making Memories), quilling tool (can find at Michaels, Joann's Hobby Lobby), glue, sponge,  large ball embossing tool (found at Joann's in the Sculpy clay area)

I hope you've enjoyed the projects I created today. Thanks, as always, for stopping by! Hope your week is a good one!



Kathi Carlson said...

SO pretty ... Obviously, your mojo is back. I find myself more creative on the weekends. Too much stuff going on during the week, I think. Thanks for all the fun inspiration this weekend!!

Barb W said...

I see you've been busy! This card is lovely! Such beautiful, soft colors. I am off to see what other pretties you created this weekend.

Sarah said...

Very lovely! That flower is stunning!

Anke said...

boy I love this card, is that ever pretty!!! Really, what do you do with those cards?

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, Jeanne! This card is beautiful! I think the hot spot item worked perfectly.