Here is a card I made this afternoon combining several challenges. I enjoyed making this card and found it just flowed! Firstly it is the first challenge from the birthday celebrations over at AnnaBelle Stamps blog and it is a 1,2,3 challenge - 1. use one of their new stamps, 2. use diecuts or punches and 3. use bling/pearls. I also followed the sketch from Inspirational card sketches. I made it into an Easel card for Top Tip Tuesday which is also celebrating a birthday! I am also entering it in to Simon Says - multifold card, Crafty Creations - not a square card, Crafts & Me - bows and buttons and Southern Girls Challenge (and another birthday blog celebration!) lots of layers or birthday - this card has both!
I stamped the tulip on kraft cardstock, fussy cut the whole flower and just the front petals and coloured it in with colouring pencils. I have a TIP for TOP TIP TUESDAY - I used a broad tip embossing tool on the back of the front petals to give it bit of a curve. I then attached it to the main flower using silicone adhesive (like the one they use for paper tole) and when it finally cures and dries it will maintain that curvature to it so that it looks more like a real flower! Over time I find that if I use foam tape that the curve flattens out so by using the paper tole silicone adhesive it tends to maintain its curve.
Since this is such a small card I used shrinky dink for the title so that it doesn't take over from the flower - here is a close up.
materials - Kraft cardstock, AC canary cardstock; Echo Park 'for the record'; AnnaBelle Stamps 'squared posies' stamps; Stazon jet black ink; colouring pencils; Shrinky dink; Provocraft circle dies; Creative Memories circle cutters, Spellbinder petite scalloped circles large; 6mm pale yellow ribbon; natural paper cord; 7mm split ring; Kaisercraft pearls; Helmar silicone adhesive sealant.
Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend ....and....GO THE GEELONG CATS!!!