Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Bend me, shape me...

There's a chance to get a personalised challenge over on the Crafts by Carolyn forum. Just say "Challenge me" on the special thread and Mel will come up with an individual challenge. Mine for July was to make a shaped card, not a square or rectangle.

Having promised not to recyle the wedding cake card I showed a few posts back, I made this... (clicking on it should give you a more detailed view)



I was inspired by the lovely flower on Anna's blog and had a go at something similar using dark red paper to make a sort of poppyish thing.

I cut two circles for each petal with a Fiskars circle cutter, curved them with the help of a brush handle, stuck them onto a circle of black card and used the largest asterisk from the Cuttlebug set to cut 'stamens' for the middle.

The pot is cut from heavy card stock with the fold on the left and had a piece of white card embossed with the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls folder stuck to the front. The leaf is one that was left over from the sunflower project a few posts back. Finally, the Happy Birthday message is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, matted onto the same red as the petals and stuck onto green craft wire made into a coil by wrapping round a pencil.

10 comments:

Anna said...

I love your flower card. It is absolutely beautiful and the embossed flower pot is so cute. Thank you for mentioning me on your blog.

Jackie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Joanne. Those Cuttlebug people have a lot to answer for! :))

mum on the run said...

Amazing work Joanne, your flower is just gorgeous!!

Love the CB asterisk as your stamen, genius!!

Sue said...

stunning Jo

Patsy Jackson said...

Beautiful Joanne! Love how you've used the CB! Love mine too!! That flower is gorgeous too - the red is striking.

Kate said...

Brilliant card!

Jules said...

Wow, that is amazing!

Kathy said...

That flower is just lush, Joanne - It looks amazing

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Joanne, this card is sooo fab! Love it! x

mum on the run said...

I've nominated you for the "Rockin' Girl Blogger" award, details are on my blog :)