Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Cute 3D flowers using Scribble This

Here's a card that simply fell together nicely (I think, anyway!) at some time after 1am during the recent Stampin Up Team weekend away. It was for a colour challenge, using Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, More Mustard and Whisper White. Not colours I'd ever think of combining off the top of my head, but I really like the way they look together.

Stamps used are "Scribble This" (know as Doodle This in the US, go figure!) and a set called Perfect Princess. You could get away with just using Scribble though, as there is a suitable flourish stamp as well as the flower that is the main act.

I have stamped in Whisper White Craft ink using the flourish along the left side of the card. Then I sponged the edges of some So Saffron with More Mustard ink, and stamped the flourish again using More Mustard on this panel.

This panel is mounted, and some Whisper White taffeta ribbon is tied around.

On the Whisper White panel I have stamped the stem swirl using More Mustard ink , to create a base layer for the flowers.

Now to make the flowers. It's really, really hard! (NOT!) I was so surpised how easy they were, even when sleep deprived! Simply stamp the large flower onto some Designer Series Paper, taking note of the colour on the reverse, as it will show a little. I used a So Saffron floral print from the Walk in the Park (Spring Mini) but the Designer Series Prints papers which are available in 8 colours (p135 of the IBC) would be perfect for this technique. Cut around the outside of the flower petals. Place a Stampin' Dimensional foam dot in the centre of the WRONG side, then fold the petals over and press down onto the edge of the dot. Keep going until all petals have been folded, then hold your breath.... and flip it over! So cute, so easy!! I added some Crystal Effects dimensional adhesive for a bit of gloss in the centres, then stuck them to the white panel with another dimensional foam dot.

Thanks SO much to the talented Margaret Crawford for showing us this technique in one of her impromptu "wow" demonstrations during the weekend, it is one I think I will be using quite a bit!

Oops, almost forgot the finishing touch! I punched 2 circles of More Mustard cardstock which had been stamped with More Mustard ink. I then assembled them into the "Build a Brad" kit, which has brad bases and clear epoxy domes, so that you can custom design the perfect match for your card. Find them on page 149 of the IBC. You can also put punched patterned paper under them, so easy and very effective.

1 comment:

Margaret L Crawford said...

Thanks for posting your card - Looks good. Margaret