Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fun Flowers

 Hi Friends,

Very fun things came in the mail last week!!  I did some shopping on eBay for some new (to me) dies from Sizzix and Cuttlebug and ordered some Purple Onion Designs stamps designed by the most amazing Stephanie Ackerman, my new hero and muse. She's a Christian, a blogger and an extremely gifted artist -- my 3 favorite qualities in a person!!  ;)  Check out her blog "Homegrown Hospitality" and you'll see why I gush!  (By the way, I found her via Pinterest  -- you should know by now how much I love that place!  PM if you want an invite or more info!!  I want that for you!!)

I made these cards this morning for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast.  Whoa.  It's all about buttons, be still my heart!!  The webstore is Blumenthal Lansing.  I was inspired by the "Fabric Sensations" section and it caused me to pull out my vast collection of fabric brads!!  Yay!!

I started by attaching the sheet of rubber from Stephanie's "Pot a Flower" set to my large Rock-a-Block.  I didn't cut the stamps apart yet since I knew I'd be using them for paper piecing today.  And because I used the Rock-a-Block, I didn't have to add any cushioning to the rubber! Awesomeness! (I just use my ATG tape for the adhesive for my blocks, I don't buy any special adhesive, FYI.)

I stamped the set onto 3 different Basic Grey DPs.

These are the pieces I cut out.

Next I assembled several of the pieces and adhered them to the background paper (Emma's Shoppe by Crate Paper).  I added my Basic Grey Stitched brads to the centers of each flower.

To finish, I sponged Tim Holtz Distress ink in "Tea Dye" and doodled around the edges.  I layered the finished pieces onto SU! Early Espresso and then onto a Very Vanilla card base.  The final cards are 6-1/4" x 3-1/4". 

Here you can see how I used my pen to add the doodling where the stitch marks got cut off while I was cutting out my pieces. 

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


SmilynStef said...

These flowers are just so fun & funky ... ♥♥♥ them.

Robin Swederske said...

I love these flowers!