Friday, October 29, 2010
It is time for another great JUGS (Just Us Girls) Challenge. This is my last week as a guest designer and I want to thank the team for inviting me to work with them this month. This week the challenge is to create a handmade, burnt edged, fabric flower. The link provided to learn how to do this here.
The bottom portion of my card is a piece of Basic Grey design paper. On the top portion I added a white piece of card stock that was embossed with the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss embossing folder. Across the middle is a border punched with a Martha Stewart punch. Along the top edge I added a narrow strip of pink card stock.
I have never heard of a handmade, burnt edged, fabric flower. I found it very easy to create this flower; it doesn't look exactly like the one on the tutorial but I think it does look like a flower. You start out with cutting a circle out of synthetic silky fabric and make a few slits around it. You then use a tea light candle and melt the edges and it is fascinating to watch the cut edges curl and look like real petals. Isn't it amazing how much this looks like a real rose when all the layers are put together! I bought several colors of material and plan to make other roses. I used a Cuttlebug die to cut out the leaves. I conditioned the card stock to break down the fibers in it so I could shape it then used a stylus to draw in veins.
This is a birthday card to celebrate Kristin Bueter's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRISTIN. The greeting is from the JustRite "Birthday Sentiments" stamp set. It was white embossed on pink card stock and cut out with a Nestie. A dotted Swiss white bow and liquid white pearls were added to complete the card.
Pop on over to the JUGS Blog to get all the information about this fun challenge and see all the beautiful cards made by the designers.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.