I'd love to challenge YOU to play along and create a card following this workshop, post it on your blog or somewhere else and add a link to your card in the comments section of this post at latest on Monday October 20th!!! I'll pick one random winner on Tuesday October 21st who will receive a fun RAK including a copy of the September issue of Cards Magazine. (unfortunately the pics aren't too clear as the weather was really grey at the moment I was preparing my workshop)
Needed: Piece of white cardstock in any size you want, 4 strips of patterned paper, Doodlebug paper frills or another tiny strip of patterned paper, 1 large handcut flower made of patterned paper, 3 small Prima flowers, 1 piece of floss, chipboard alphabet, ribbon in any color you want, rubons, glitters, 7 jewels, staples, Distress ink and if possible a Cuttlebug or other diecut machine including some embossing templates and a sewing machine to stitch without thread on the borders of the cardstock and patterned paper.
Cut 4 small strips of patterned paper. I’ve added some embossed dots (created with my Cuttlebug machine) to 2 of the strips and I’ve made a line of ‘holes’ on the other 2 by using my sewing machine without thread. You can distress the borders by adding some black ink to it.
Get the piece of white cardstock in front of you and fold it in half. Adhere the 4 strips side by side to the card (as shown). Use your sewing machine to make holes all along the borders of your card. (before adhering the strips to the card I’ve used some sandpaper to sand the embossed dots to make them ‘pop’ a little more.
Start creating a big layered flower.
- Handcut a big flower from patterned paper (by using the template which you can also find in this post). You can also add some holes to the petals of the flower by using your sewing machine. I decided to distress the edges of my flower as well.
- Use your Cuttlebug machine to create the embossed circle, of course you can also use another tool to create a regular circle.
- Handcut the embossed shape or another regular circle.
- Add some adhesive around the edges of the circle..and add some glitters to it to give it a shiny look.
- Then adhere the circle to the middle of the handcut flower.
- Cut some little pieces of ribbon.
- Adhere these little pieces to the back of the flower, behind the petals (as shown) with a little dot of adhesive or with some glue dots.
Go on and on with the little ribbon strips until the flower is finished:
Adhere the layered flower to upper part the card (as shown) and adhere a strip of paper frills or another little strip of patterned paper to the lower part of the card (as shown)
- Start adding the title of your card now.. I’ve used some chipboard letters here.. but you can use some rubons as well if you want. In this case I’ve wrapped a little piece of floss around one of the letters.. just to give it a fun look.
- Add the 2nd part of the rubon to a little piece of white cardstock.. and cut it out. Add this little piece of your title to the card as well.. (as shown)
- Adhere the 3 Prima flowers to the lower left part of the card (as shown) and add jewels to the middle of the flowers.
- Adhere 4 little jewels to the upper right part of the card as well.
Add some staples for a finishing touch and distress the borders of the card with some black distressing ink.
YOUR CARD IS FINISHED NOW!
Here's the template with the different flowers again.. I've used the largest flower for my little workshop.
Happy Scrappin'! Can't wait to see what you all come up with!!!
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