May 7, 2010

Curtain Call Act 28 & Sweet Sunday Sketch 67

Happy Friday! I am so ready for the weekend, how about you? It has been so hard to find crafting time this week, but I have a card for 2 challenges today. Stacey's latest Curtain Call Color Challenge had me thinking masculine, but my card wound up decidedly UNmasculine! I think a big reason for that is the sketch I used from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. This one just calls out for a big, layered flower!

Since I do not yet have any supplies or paper from Stampin' Up, I made do with the colors I had on hand. This pretty blue patterned paper seemed like the perfect backdrop for a handmade layered flower. To make it I cut 3 scalloped circles with my Nestabilities, all the same size. I spritzed each one with water just to dampen it a bit, then crumpled it up in a ball. After unfolding it, I carefully peeled the cardstock apart into 2 layers. It was a lot easier than I expected. Once all of the layers were separated (6 total) I poked a hole in the center and inserted a brad to hold them together. I crumpled up each of the layers again over the center brad, then unfolded them to give them a puffed up, rumpled look. I think it would have looked even nicer if I had inked them up a bit first. Finally I just popped a button on top of the brad using a glue dot.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Frances Meyer
Stamp: Fiskars
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate), Jo-Ann stores (white)
Tools: Spellbinders (die), Fiskars (border punch)
Ribbon: Wright's
Twine: Papertrey Ink
other: thread, button, brad

That's all for today! Time to get out and enjoy some of this beautiful weather before it rains tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!


Shelley said...

Interesting and new idea, separating the cardstock for the crumpled flower. Nice work! Glad you made it to the Curtain Call cha,,lenge this week.

Arielle H Gordon said...

This is stunning~ you did an awesome job with the colors - they were hard!

Stacey Schafer said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love that poofy flower with Karen's clean & simple sketch:) Thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call!

Karen B. said...

That is one beautiful flower! It contrasts so nicely with the beautiful paper as well!

Sue said...

this is stunning Christina, just love the flower! thanks for playing with us at curtain call this week! :)

Krystal De Leeuw said...

Beautiful card! Congrats on being chosen as a Curtain Call Show Stopper!

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