Sunday 13 April 2014

Flower Power

This is a card I made for a grand niece and brings in a new flower embellishment addiction.  Since starting to make cards I've always liked to add stitching so when Marianne Designs brought out dies which cut the shapes and pierced them ready for sewing it was too much of a temptation not to try and thus began a new addiction which is spreading amongst my crafty friends.

These flower embellishments use a mixture of Marianne dies layered up together with Card Candi from Craftwork Cards in their centres.  The little flowers were punched using the X-cut small flower punch and have crystal dot peel off centres.

It was back to the Woodware Just for U large word stamp for the sentiment and the papers used for the layers and paper piecing on this card were from the DCWV Spring Stack pad of papers which I think I bought from QVC many moons ago.  Just for U was stamped and embossed on to the striped paper using VersaMark ink and Disco Black embossing powder from Stampendous.  It was then stamped and embossed on to two of the other matching papers from the pad.  Alternate letters were cut from each patterned paper design and then paper pieced on to the image on the striped paper.  After that the whole thing was embossed using the Cuttlebug Falling Snow embossing folder.  This welds the paper piecing to the card and adds texture which I hope you can see in the picture.  A stitched border was added before the topper was framed and layered using square Grand Nestabilities dies.

A stitched border was also added to the other two panels on the card and along with the flowers, ribbon , a bow and brads were the extra embellishments.

It takes time to stitch these flowers but it's something which is quite relaxing to do and I enjoy the challenge of trying to match up colours of thread and card to layer and co-ordinate with the patterned papers.  Unfortunately there are quite a few more projects to share which use these flower embellishments and I've discovered they even combine well with my other addiction of rolled roses.

Hope you've enjoyed my little touch of retro flower power and thanks for reading today.
Liz xxx

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  1. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at CC&CC good luck cheers Sue N x

  2. This card is so vibrant Liz. Love the colours and the retro flowers bring back fond memories. lol. hugs Linda x

  3. This is fabulous Liz. Love the sentiment and papers. The flowers down the side are gorgeous.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon x

  4. It takes time but it is so amazingly gorgeous! I love the bright cheerful colours too. Thanks so much for coming to play at Shopping our Stash with us :)

  5. love, love, LOVE those stitched flowers! definitely worth the time to end up with something so lovely and handmade! great take on paper piecing for the sentiment, as well, it looks SO FAB! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

  6. Wow - beautiful card! Love all the details, layers and textures you've used!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!!

  7. Your creation is lovely Liz and just perfect for our Dies and Punches theme, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x (I have a Grand Calibur to be won here )

  8. Great card, I do love those large sentiment stamps!

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'


  9. Lovely bright funky card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our Flower Power challenge.
    Dawn DT xx

  10. Lovely card... great colors, beautiful flowers!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge this week!

  11. Such a bright and cheerful card, thanks for joining us at stamping sensations

    Francesca x