Saturday, April 21, 2012

HIMCR Challenge #43

Good Morning Everyone,
 Hope everyone is ready to enjoy their weekend. Today begins a new
challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room. Challenge #43 April
Showers bring.........Homemade Flowers. In my header picture is my
homemade flower card. In making this card I used my Gypsy, Cricut
and the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge. I used my gypsy because in
order to make a shape card out of it I would have to flip my second
image so when I folded the card that the petals would match. I then
made sure to overlap the flower ever so lightly and welded it together.

The base of the card is cut out at 4-1/4"  then the rest are cut at
3- 1/4",  2-1/2",  1-3/4", 1-1/4" and 3/4". I cut all of the flowers
out of white cardstock. The reason for that is that I was going to
do the alcohol ink and shaving cream technique but when I went
to use the shaving cream it wasn't working. So the technique that
I used to colour the flower is a water color pencil and a water misting
technique. I colored most of the flower in the middle then misted it
with water. I used crumpled up wax paper to pull the color to the
edge of the flower.

I curled the edges by using just my fingers. I punched a hole in the
middle of all the loose flowers and used a small brad to hold them all
together which then I only needed to glue one piece to the base. The
green leaf also come from the same cartridge that the flower comes
from. I cut the leaf out at 3-1/2"
I hope you enjoy my flower. We would love for you to come join in on
our challenge over at HIMCR. To join in follow the link below.
Please make sure to check out what the rest of the desing team created.
The ladies are all so very talented and creative.

Until my next post Have a Splendid Day!!!!


Angela Crafty Spot said...

Beautiful card!! Your flower is great!

Maria Matter said...

oh WOW Velma, this is gorgeous!
I've never seen a flower card like this...brilliant!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Thank you Angela for stopping in and showing my flower card some love. Hugs.

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Maria, Thank you for such kind words about my card. Comments like yours make my day, Hugs.


Wow very creative, i didn't realize it was a card!! greeat job

The Creative Mommy said...


LOVE this card!!! I really thought you had just made that flower which I already thought was BEAUTIFUL, but then as I was reading, I see its a shaped card!!! SIMPLY AMAZING!!! Great job!!

Crafty Hugs,

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Thank you Kristan for taking the time to stop by. Hugs

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Jessica, Glad you like the card. Thank you for stopping in and commenting. Hugs

Jenscrapstoo said...

What a wonderful card, you are clever to think of that !! Love the colours too!! Cheers Jennie
HIMCR DT sister

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Thank you Jennie for thinking that my card idea was clever. Love to hear what my DT Sisters think. Hugs.