How does your garden grow?
It's the first Friday of the month and if you're a Daring Cardmaker that means it's Flowers of the Month time.
Two real beauties for June; Rose and Honeysuckle
In my garden the honeysuckle bloomed a few weeks ago and the flowers are now gone. We only have a couple of rose bushes and the one against the pergola is in full flower right now - there's a photo of a couple of roses on my previous post
I thought that I could combine the challenge with a wedding card I need for a customer. The wedding is in June, so I what better to use than the flowers associated with that month? Well, ok maybe a bit contrived but you've got to take the chance of a 2 in 1 when it's offered, hehe.
Cream "Stardream" pearlised card blank,
Pink, Lemon and Cream Bazzill card
EK Success border punch, Pinky-burgundy ribbon, Leaf trim,
Wired pearl sprays,
Roses: 3 x wired roses (deep pink, pastel pink, yellow)
2 x coiled paper roses (Pink, Lemon Bazzill scraps),
1 x larger rose made from lemon card, edged with pink and highlighted with Glamour Dust and Glossy Accents "raindrops"
Honeysuckle: templates for flower components made using mainly pre-set shapes in Paint Shop Pro then cut on Craft Robo,
Dusty pink and yellow inks, tiny pink gems from Anita's gem wheel
I really enjoyed making this card, it's always a joy to be working with paper flowers and to have an excuse like this was fab!
It's a real Garden of Delights over on the DCM BLOG this week, so please pop over to see all the wonderful flowery creations the team have come up with. We're hoping you'll be inspired to join in and play along with us this week.
Last week I mentioned that the card I shared wasn't the one I started out making and abandoned half-way. Well I did go back and finish it, but I'm still not very happy with it - but it's good not to add something else to the "it was a good idea when I started it" pile of unfinished and unloved projects!
See what you think:
I love the shape of the shoe, and I love the papers. The shoe wasn't stable enough to make a completely shoe-shaped card so I needed to have a "regular" card back - that was when it all started to go wrong as I couldn't find a background style I was happy with.
There's Glamour Dust all over the heel and around the shoe "upper" and the glittery effect is much nicer irl - not as splodgy as it looks on the photos.
Stella and Rose papers throughout, Handmade rosette and tassels,
pink flower is made by cutting in to the centre of a Prima flower then twirling it up rather like making a coiled rose.
Wired acrylic and bead flower, green dew drops,
Green and pink seam binding (Creative Treasures sell a massive range)
EK Success Border Punch
That's all for today, thanks for visiting
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