Monday 20 June 2011

Crepe flower

The July/August issue of PaperCrafts magazine is available now and has a whole section dedicated to handmade embellishments which features this card of mine (the Asian Hello card on p.51). The flower is made from simple punched circles of crepe paper, finished with a glue dot and microbeads for the centre.

Crepe is lovely to work with for this kind of project as it shapes beautifully just with a little gentle stretching and if you sponge colour on the edges before you strech you get pretty, delicate "stripes" on the petals.

Wildflower (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)

Cryogen White
Heavyweight white crepe

Versafine by Tsukineko (Spanish Moss)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Victorian Velvet)

Memento Maker by Tsukineko (New Sprout)
Glue dot
Micro beads (these are ones sold for nail art, any will do!)

Foam tape

There are lots of lovely ideas for handmade embellishments in the issue as well as other great projects, well worth checking out!

Thanks for stopping by!


Kathy said...

This is so delicate and beautiful Joanne. I love that flower

Anonymous said...

wonderfully delicate flower and overall,a beautiful card.

Jessie Lubyk said...

Very beautiful Joanne, and congrats on being in the publication. Take Care

Alison said...

Stunning card Joanne! Congrats on being published! x

Janice said...

What a beautiful flower Joanne, I love it.

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card and congrats on being published. :)

Tineke said...

Wonderfull card with the flower!
It's great!
Greetings, Tineke

Kaz said...

This is beautiful Joanne, no wonder it was published xx

Rachelxx said...

These are beautiful Joanne, so delicate :-)

I've just discovered how to make rolled flowers from double sided paper :-)

Gez Butterworth said...

Very pretty Joanne. Your flower looks almost real :)

Caroline said...

Lovely card Joanne, love the simplicity...x