Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cone Flowers


Today I'm covering off two challenges ... WT328 from last Thursday (Ways to use it - No White Cardstock) and CC329 (today's color challenge - Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake).  I don't have Melon Mambo so I substituted my closest color, Regal Rose.
 
I had looked at Jackie Topa's website last year and she made "snow" for her winter cards by rolling up a piece of cardstock into a tight tube and then grating it with her kitchen grater.  What an awesome idea! ... and I thought the texture would be perfect for the centers for these Cone Flowers.  Hope you like.
 
"Cone Flowers"
 

Stamps:  Inspired by Nature, En Francais (SU!)
Paper:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Regal Rose (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, Scor-Pal, grater, Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large, Tombow glue, adhesives and dimensionals
 
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I stamped both flower images onto Crumb Cake cardstock using Soft Suede and Regal Rose inks and cut them out.  I did a second stamping (petals only), cut them out and then sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.  I layered the extra petals on top of the base flowers, popping up the end of the petals with dimensionals, but adhering the tops of the petals (near the center of the flowers) with adhesives so it was flush.  I rolled up a piece of Soft Suede cardstock into a tight tube, grated it and glued the "fluff" onto the center of the flowers.  Once dry, I rubbed off any loose, excess fluff.

I stamped the En Frances stamp onto Crumb Cake cardstock using Soft Suede ink and then cut out the middle with the Nestabilities.  I trimmed the edges to create a frame and then sponged with Soft Suede ink.  I cut out another piece of Crumb Cake (slightly smaller than the outside dimensions of the frame and used the Scor-Pal to add vertical lines every 1/4".  I sponged the scored cardstock with Soft Suede ink to highlight the scoring and attached it behind the frame using dimensionals.

I adhered the flowers to the frame and attached the whole main panel to the card base, again using dimensionals to add depth.  I stamped the sentiment in Regal Rose ink and cut a frame out of Soft Suede cardstock.  I sponged the edges of the sentiment and the frame with Soft Suede and adhered it to the frame.

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