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Friday, 11 May 2012

Simple layered flowers and that inky fairy again!

Hi there

I have another card today with that gorgeous fairy on a clothes pin image from Inky impressions.  I've also posted this on the Inky Impressions inspirations blog with my tutorial for making these easy peasy flowers.

I love mulberry paper flowers on cards but I always think making your own flowers is that little bit more special and gives a totally coordinated look and there are so many ways you can do it.  You don't even need a die cutting machine, all you need is one flower punch and you can make a variety of flowers.

For these flowers I've used the medium retro flower punch from EK success but you can use the same technique for any punch.  I've also used card for my flowers but you can do the same with papers of different weights and you'll get different looks - just experiment its fun!

Anyway this is what I did

Here's a selection of punches adhesives and embellies that you could use to make flowers with punches

I punched three flowers with the punch and curled them slightly with the blade of some scissors

then stuck them together with wet glue, layering each one between the petals of the one below -I use collall all purpose but any good strong glue will do.  I used three layers 

The centres of the flowers on the card I made are card candy from craftwork cards that I stuck on with foam pads, but you can get different looks just by changing the centre as you can see here. I used a small papermania punch to make a paper centre and have used gems and flatback pearls - these are from inky impressions and available at the Inky Impressions Store here.

To embellish your card you can simply group the flowers together on your card or just use one as a focal point.  Or use them as I have done by using a die cut or punched swirl underneath, this one is elegant scroll work from memory box.  Punched or die cut leaves are also great.

the inside

Hope you like my card and enjoyed my take on making simple flowers

I'm entering this card in the following challenges

Crafty Ribbons - flowers
Little Miss Muffet challenge - Flowers
Shellys images- Use something that makes you happy - making flowers makes me happy!
Bearly Mine challenges- Fairies
LEJ designs challenge blog - things with wings
Sundays with Crissy - Things with wings
Card makin Mammas - flowers

Judith xx


Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the colours and the flowers are fab.
Nikki x

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Judith. Your card is beautiful and very elegant.Love the image and the colours are fabulous. Your beautiful little flowers just finish it off perfectly. Have a wonderful weekend. and happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Judith! what a sweet image and your colouring is SO beautiful !!! Love the delish papers and card shape! The flowers look really pretty and I agree they look fab when you co-ordinate them with your papers! :-)
Hope you have a nice weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Judith - the DP's are lush and the image is uber adorable :o)
Love your flowers too :o)
Hasve a fab evening.
Take care.
Debs xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Judith,love the image and fabulous

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty - what gorgeous flowers and fabulous papers
Lisa x

Darlene said...

Your flowers look fantastic and your card is just adorable! I too have learned to LOVE making flowers! Thanks so much for joining our "WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Unknown said...

Judith what beautiful flowers, and what a fantastic card , so full of gorgeous details and your colouring is fabulous.
Well done, Have a lovely weekend Hugs Elaine

cheryl said...

oh Hun,this is just gorgeous,oh love that image,great shaped card too and those colours,and your beautiful detail just stunning,hun,hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card Judith, I love the patterned flowers and fab shape
Hugs Laurie xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the shape and the colours and the image, the flowers and the flourishes all look gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge blog
Lindsay xx

uksharon said...

Sweet card - absolutely love polka dot, which works so well with your cute image.
Thanks for joining us at CMM's this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

cheryl said...

Hi hun,also meant to say bless you for playing at LEJ designs,this week too,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Laney said...

Fabulous card Judith!!loving your flowers too
thanks for joining us at BMC
hugs laney

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a pretty card you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

Cards By MI said...

Lovely looking image and fabby colours. It's lovely. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenges this week. Hope to see you back soon.
Love n hugs

Purple Crazy said...

Gorgeous card Judith, love your flowers too, hugs Wendy x

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie such a gorgeous card love the papers & image hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx