Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Trendy Flower

Hi there,

Makeesha sketch challenge this week I finally managed to break out my Trendy trees stamp and some of the new in colours and I really enjoyed using both. This was one of those idea you come up with in your head and when you convert it to paper it actually worked - yippee. First here is the sketch, and the card will follow.

A side view to give you a glimpse of the inside.

I went with greens and blues for this one as I wanted to use my Urban Garden DSP and the black and white gingham check ribbon inspired me to use black to accent all the features. Really this card is about embossing, punching and piercing. I had read how you can use craft ink and just pour embossing powder onto it, so that's what I tried. First I stamped the tree top with white craft ink, then just to make doubly sure I poured over white embossing powder - it worked a treat! Once I had embossed all the petals I just punched them out. I clear embossed as well on the Baja panel with the same tree top stamp. The flower stem was an idea I had seen some where and some time in blog land, sorry I can't remember, and was made by using the scallop edge punch on both side of the same strip of cardstock, you just need to remember to offset it on the second side, to get the ric rac effect. The sentiment was punched out with the word window punch, and I made a little frame for it by cutting a strip of card stock just a bit wider and then used the corner rounder punch to get the pointed ends. Piercing, ribbon, and some black brads finish it off.

Recipe: (All SU unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Trendy Trees
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Basic Black and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, White Craft, Versamark
Accessories: Urban Garden DSP, Clear and White Embossing powder, Heat Gun, Mat pack and piercing tool, Black Gingham ribbon, 1" circle punch, word window punch, scallop edge punch, corner rounder punch, Black brads


  1. Now that's CLEVER!!! Another way to use the lovely Trendy Trees. Great Job. It look Great.


  2. WOW Kim this is soooo cute, and super clever! Love your colour combo too!!! Love the swirly flower circles.....very effective! Thanks so much for playing! Love Keesh x

  3. Cute card, I'm seeing lots of 'Trendy Tree' creations & it's starting to convince me that I might need some Trendy Trees of my own!


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