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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Crafty Cardmakers Blossoms Challenge

The final kick for me to start a blog here was the formation of the Crafty Cardmakers blog - and it's got its first challenge on right now. The idea is to use flowers somewhere on the card, and, as usual, I take things kind of literally.



I used my nestibility flower dies to make three flowers using scraps from a box of such things, playing with ways to make them more dimensional - in this instance, mountain folding each petal and cutting between petals, and finishing them with silver brads. Then, for contrast, I used an embellishment that was part of my secret Santa present from Vix on the cardmaking group. I used some coredinations card in the background - two shades, each embossed with different Cuttlebug folders and lightly sanded,and topped that off with some hand made and some textured paper I've had for a while.

I'm sure there are better ways yet to dimensionalise those flowers, so I'll keep trying different things. (Up to the limit where they're difficult to post anyway ...)

3 comments:

Made by Mandy said...

Welcome to blogland Josephine, Vix will be very pleased that you have been inspired to create a blog and join in our challenges. I love the colours you have chosen and all the texture.

Thanks for taking part in our 1st Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and I hope we see you again soon :)

Vixykins said...

Lovely rich colours hunny! Well done on your blog and long may it reign! That coredinations is gorgeous isnt it, must get some!

Can I just give you a teensy tip, the text is really hard to read on the background lol!

Thanks for playing with us hunny x

judie said...

Hi Im judie a DT from Crafty Cardmakers blog, this card is brilliant, well done, i just love the layering, its stunning - Judie xx

http://judie-ijustloveartymess.blogspot.com/

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