Monday, 27 February 2012

3D Flower Card

I am not quite sure if I like this card or not, but as it was one designed for my Birthday Bash Workshop I will let my ladies have the final vote which is: "really effective and surprisingly easy to make" - I am not going to argue!

I love the rich colours of the different reds I have used, and the background on the strip of chocolate chip has been made using the beautiful Very Vintage jumbo roller which I was lucky enough to receive as a Christmas present from my mum. To make the simmer effect I used VersaMark ink then swirled a brush dipped in mica powders (non SU - come on SU we want these in the catalogue!). The powder particles cling to the sticky VersaMark, then are 'fixed' in place with a squirt of hairspray.

I hope you like it? Did you notice the rhinestone brad used to fix through the centre of the Rose? These are a fantastic investment as you get 84 brads (28 each in 3 sizes) for £8.75. Also the advantage with using clear brads is that if needed you can colour them with any alcohol or solvent based inks (eg promarkers/copics) to match your project!

Hope you like it, and please leave me a comment as I love to read your views!
Happy Crafting

Stamps: Very Vintage
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip.
Inks: VersaMark, So Saffron.
Dies: Flower Burst Embosslit, Tattered Floral (non SU), Elegant Flourishes (non SU)
Other: Rhinestone Brads, Spray glitter (non SU), Dots Embossing Folder, Mica Powder (non SU)

I am entering this make for 5 challenges (that's a lot for me!):
mojomonday - sketch
stampinfortheweekend - flowers/polkadots/diecuts
stampingscrappingchallengecentral - flowers - (used Tim Holtz Dies)
crazychallenge - anything goes
allsortschallenge - it's your choice


  1. Your card is lovely. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Crazy Challenge this week!

    Mr. Linky is OK now. Pls, come back and add your card.

  2. Very pretty card. Love your flower and choc. chip strip. TFS

  3. this is really pretty, I love it! That red is so rich and gorgeous

  4. Beautiful card with such a fab flower!
    Hugs Nicola xxx


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