Update: I'm over the moon to announce this card won a Top 3 for the "Girly Creations" challenge at Charisma Cardz! Thank you so much ladies!
Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. My husband and I had grand plans to do loads of yard work, but went outlet shopping instead. We have just a few more weeks before tourist season hits and travel around the Delaware/Maryland peninsula becomes difficult. At least, travel to the Delaware outlets, anyway!
You know how, every once in a while, you want to try something new in your garden? Weeelll, I'm trying something new with this week's theme. I've wanted to try homemade organza flowers for a while and decided this week was it. After all, it's...
May Flowers Week!
I cut rough flower shapes from pink fluffy organza and -using tongs- hovered it over a burning candle. It doesn't take much to curl the edges, that's for sure! Luckily, I also discovered that you can snip off the burned bits and re-curl. :) Hey, I've said it before - I'm here to make the mistakes so you don't have to!
There are 3 organza layers on each flower, all held together with a fabulous Basic Grey fabric covered brad. Once everything was tamed with the brads, I used Fabri-Tac to adhere the lace to the back. Not one to do more than necessary, I just squeezed a ring of adhesive around the back and stuck the lace to it. :)
My flower stalks are made from May Arts leaf ribbon - how cool is this ribbon? Sadly, I couldn't capture how well the flowers and leaves pop off the page - holding this card is definitely a different experience than viewing it on screen. :)
- Papertake Weekly - Do Something Different
- Sweet Stampin Challenge - It's Summertime!
- Creative Card Crew #49 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
- Alota Rubber Stamps #34 - Flowers
- Charisma Cardz #17 - Girly with Flowers
- Crafty Angels #33 - Recipe: 3 flowers, 2 papers, 1 ribbon
- My Partner In Crafting Crime #1 - Anything Goes!
- Cute Card Thursday #110 - Make Your Own!
Have you seen our Beary Sweet Challenge #1? The challenge theme is "May Flowers" and all week you can view inspiration projects on our design team blog. Enter your project here any time before the end of the day on May 14th and you could win!
Oh! And definitely don't forget to enter our blog candy by Wednesday, May 5th. The prize is incredible!
Thanks for stopping in. I hope you check the design team blog tomorrow to see Kimm's wonderful project!