Sunday, 1 May 2011
Creativity! Club challenge
This is my card for DoCrafts Creativity! Club challenge. The theme of the challenge was to make your own flowers. I was inspiration to make this style of flowers after watching Creativity TV number 6 tutorial - Handmade Flower Embellishments. I used the Core'dinations range of paper for the card.
I begun by covering a square card blank with a piece of blue Whitewash Core'dinations paper. I torn the edges of the square to expose the coloured core. I used circle Nestabilities to cut the circle for the flower heads. I used Whitewash and normal Core'dinations paper. I scratched and distressed the edges of the circles with the sharp edge of my scissors. Following the tutorial I screwed up the circle and sanded them to give a further distressed look.
I made the buttons for the flower centres from three layers of Kraft card. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the centre holes. I added a layer of glossy accents to the top. I tied pieces of linen thread through each button.
The stems are strips of green Whitewash Core'dinations paper. I used a punch to punch out the leaf shapes. These were all distressed in the same way as the flower heads.
The stamp I used for the greeting was part of a free gift from Creativity! Club. I stamped this on an oval and added it to the card with foam pads.