Tuesday, September 18, 2007

9/18 Flower Friend


Last night I just couldn't get the creative juices flowing. I ditched so many starts that I almost stopped! lol! Finally something started to come together for me and this card was that result. I was trying to get my card to have a flower in a window box look. Not sure if I succeeded in that effort, but it definitely has a look! I realize now that my ribbon went a little crazy on me . . . but that feels good . . . I was in the mood for a bit of the more is more!! Thanks for looking.

Oh, and if you by any slim chance want to recreate this card . . . here is the recipe!

1. Make your card base with a half sheet of Wild Wasabi paper.
2. Cut Groovy Guava paper into a 4.25" square and stamp flower from True Friend randomly using Groovy Guava ink. Stamp the saying from True Friend in the lower right hand corner. I used StazOn Black so that the black would be really bold. Set aside - DO NOT ADHERE YET!
3. Cut a 2x3" panel from Whisper White and stamp larger flower from True Friend. I inked up the blossom with Groovy Guava Ink and the stem and leaves with Wild Wasabi ink.
4. Layer this single flower panel onto Purely Pomegrante Paper and onto Basic Black Paper. I hid cut the sides of the Basic Black even with the Purely Pomegranate so that the black only shows at the top and the bottom.
5. Using a ruler and a black fine tip marker, edge the panel with faux stitching. I also colored in the dots and teardrops around the edge of the flower.
6. Stamp the flower in a circle stamp from True Friend with Purely Pomegranate ink onto a scrap of Whisper White paper. Cut out the flower part. Color in the center dot with a black fine tip marker and mount with foam tape onto the flower panel.
7. Staple a legnth of Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon to the bottom of the panel and attach picture hanger on the upper right with a brad. This piece of hardware is from Stampin'Up's Hodgepodge Hardware set in pewter.
9. Now, pick up the square guava panel that you prepared and attach just the right side of your flower panel. Cut two legnths of black gingham ribbon, thread through the picture hanger. Keep one legnth together - your center piece and tail the other legnth into a V. Attatch on the back on the guava square with tape.
10. Now, the whole works that you have been working with can at last be attached to your Wild Wasabi card. Whew! You did it!

This is the first time I've ever written out directions . . . kind of a chore! Is it worth it? Let me know!

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2 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

I love your card -- and yes, it is a chore to write directions -- I'm trying to find a way to simply that portion of it, too -- LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

I think the step by step instructions are awesome. So many times I see a card I would like to CASE but I can't figure out all the details from a pic alone.

Worth the effort for us, but is it worth the effort for you? That is the real question.

TFS-Great card!