Saturday, February 13, 2010
Embellishments (or I Need Felt!!)
Today's Papertrey challenge was to make your own floral embellishments. Well, my first mistake is looking at what others are doing. Now, I need felt. There are many, many cute and gorgeous things being done with felt embellishments. Yes, I NEED some felt.
Unfortunately, for today's challenge I had no felt. So, I tried the usual Papertrey suspects, the stamp set In Bloom and Copic markers. But I felt that has been done plenty of times before, so I turned to tissue paper flowers (yes, I know - it has also been done many times before - you won't find anything terribly original in this post). So, instead of spritzing them with a glitter spray I painted them with Twinkling H2O's. I thought this gave them a very deep saturated color with some glitz. I was going to top them with buttons but thought they needed something a bit more, so I added some sparkle from Darice (the 1.99 package from Michaels). Voila' tissue paper flower embellishments.
I didn't have my first choice of colors for the card so I worked with what I had. I also attached a pull drawer box to the back of the card to hold extra embellishments to give the recipient some for their own projects. Oh, and by the way I used my circle scallop Spellbinders to cut out the tissue paper flowers. I find that so much easier than the punch. And if you fold the tissue paper several times over, you get many flowers punched all at one time.
So, in short here is the card recipe:
Stamps: Vintage Labels from Papertrey
Ink: Dark Chocolate from Papertrey
Paper: Dark Chocolate & White cardstock from Papertrey
Ribbon: New Leaf Satin by Papertrey, Chocolate Chip taffeta from Stampin Up
Other: Labels 1 die & Flourish Impressabilities from Spellbinder, blue rhinestones from my own stash, handmade embellishments - recipe below.
Tissue paper cut with Spellbinders scalloped circles (the 2 smallest sizes - 2 pieces of each size).
Scalloped circles were then painted with Majestic Blue Twinkling H2O. Tape 2 larger circles to 2 smaller circles, and add a gem to the middle.
Crinkle tissue paper around gem and slowly unwrap flower.