Thanks for the fun challenge today, Joan! I love the faux silk technique, but I didn't have any tissue paper and would never have thought to use a napkin... I punched the folded napkin twice with the Blossom punch to get the petals, stamped them with the blossom stamp, crumpled them up and glued them to the punched cs. I LOVE the blossom punch and stamp set, but I have a REALLY tough time getting the petals to come together! I thought I had this one lined up well, but after I had the petals adhered to the card, I realized that the bottom left petal slipped out of place. AAGGGGHH! Anyway, the flower is spritzed with perfect pearls and water and it glimmers beautifully irl. I'm giving this to my MIL for her birthday, and I don't think she'll mind if the flower is a little less than perfectly shaped, lol!
I also wanted to case this beautiful card of Nancy's, who is Queen for the Day this week; http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1978092. Congrats Nancy, it was a pleasure to browse through your beautiful gallery!!!
Thanks for looking!
Date: Monday, July 4, 2011 GMT Views: 1722
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Mon, Jul 04, 2011 @ 7:02 AM
Darla, a lovely card to honor Queen Nancy!! Love that big flower!! Nicely done!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17593
Mon, Jul 04, 2011 @ 8:16 AM
Hi, DArla, What a wonderful idea to use a napkin for this card - definitely a beautiful effect here! Those gorgeous swirls stand out so nicely on the newsprint and I love that little charm hanging off the gingham ribbon. A most worthy tribute to our sweet Nancy!!
------------------------------ SUE aka GREENIE - Twisted Sistah Handmade cards because..No one displays an email on their mantle, or saves a FB post in a box of treasures! Nothing is impossible with God!
Registered: June 4, 2009 Location: Deatsville, Alabama Posts: 35670
Tue, Jul 05, 2011 @ 10:27 AM
Darla, this is wonderful. What a great flower and great technique - I tried it once (actually I think it took like 6 tries to get it right). Love the color and the text bg. Thanks so much for casing one of my cards - makes my Monday better (I know it is Tuesday but it is really Monday believe me). Hugz!
------------------------------ Nancy Williams - Hope your day is Spirit-filled and ink-filled (in that order)! DRS Designs-DT, Punchkateer