Friday, August 20, 2010

Fabulous Friday (part 2)

Good Afternoon everyone!  As promised, I'm back with another version of faux suede.  This time its the version that can be found almost everywhere.  You basically distress a piece of card stock with a bone folder to the point where you can pull it apart into two pieces.  I decided to make flowers with all these pieces I started playing with.

I made this for my friend Deb's birthday - she's also my partner for the suede challenge for the monthly card traders group and I hope she likes this.  Tell me what you think....


I made everything on this card (except the card stock).  The carnations or mums, depending on your interpretation are purple even though they look blue in this photo.  I made those from a scallop punch, the little blue flowers are made from a small flower punch and the peach flowers from a 5 petal punch.  I glued them onto a green oval piece of card stock with ribbon leaves and finished it with a bow.  I created a recessed window card that is an A2 card, but trust me, this has a 1/2" depth, it won't fit in an A2 envelope.

Here's a close up of my paper flower arrangement....


These flowers were so easy to make!

Supplies:
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Black (Recollections), Mellow Moss, Lavender Lace, Night of Navy,
  Apricot Appeal (SU)
Stamps/Ink:  Poppies (Sweet n Sassy), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools:  Scallop, 5-petal, Spring Blossoms, large Oval, Label punches (SU), Scallop circle Nestabilities,
  Cuttlebug, bone folder, Scor-Pal, water spritzer
Embellishments:  ribbon (offray), brads (Making Memories)

I hope you like this card.  But most of all I hope Deb is happy with her birthday card.  Thanks for coming by again.  I hope your day is going well.

5 Encouraging Thoughts:

~*Joni said...

Super pretty Mel!! I love the gorgeous flowers, they look like they should be delivered instead of mailed. ;)

CanadianScraps43 said...

This is jaw dropping hitting the floor gorgeous! I so love how you made each individual flower and I would so love to make these. Breath taking. I so love the colour scheme and the shadow box is a great idea. You have more than mastered this and hats off to you. Sent your card a while back and hoping that you got it! Hugs.

Theresa said...

Holy Cow Batman!!! This is totally amazing. I love it. Although the technique sounds hard - the outcome is AMAZING.

Absolutely fabulous little lady.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card,Mel!! I love all the dimension...the flowers are amazing!!

1CardCreator said...

Stunning! Love those flowers! ~Diane

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