Sunday, 8 January 2012

Thank You Card ... flower made from punched heart shapes

Evening Folks

I'm this late this evening because  I've had a busy day ... I watched Barbara Gray's demos on TV this morning, visited the family in the afternoon, and just had to watch Dancing on Ice this evening ... it's all go, isn't it :))

However, I did manage to finish off this wee card I started making yesterday. It is wee too, just 4" square and the papers are from the same pile of Papermania snippets - again!  I promise I'll move on to something different for my next project :)   The flower is made up from 9 tiny punched hearts, glued on to a circle of  card, edged with glitter glue then topped with a 3/4" punched daisy flower and a button tied with bakers' twine. The flower is a variation on the late, and sadly missed, Sarah Lawrence's designs featured in this month's Craft Stamper - so simple yet inexpensive to make.

Because it is such a small card, I've confined the decoration of the inside to a few tiny punched daisy flowers.

And there's a sweet row of little daisies on the back too.

Materials used:

- white cardstock measuring 8" x 4" folded in half to form a 4" square card.
- black cardstock measuring 4" square
- Docrafts Papermania Henbury Lane Poinsettia paper snippets
- black fine tip pen for faux stitching
- punches: 1" heart shape; 3/4" daisy
- crystal glitter glue
- buttons from Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas selection
- red/white bakers' twine from Ribbonbox
- Crafty Stamps 'Thank You' stamp
- Inks: Memento, Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz DI, Black Soot

I'm entering this into a couple of challenges, firstly, because it's a snippet card:

Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge No. 2  - Di's first week as the snippet playground inspector has been a resounding success with lots of lovely entries to keep her busy.

The second challenge is down to Di too - in her snippet post she mentioned the following challenge:

 Fat Pages With Attitude Challenge #4 - 'Anything Goes'  The Fat Pages requirement is that the card is only 4" square - perfect as my card is exactly that.

That's me for tonight. I trust you are all well and have had a lovely weekend - the kids are back to school tomorrow which should give some of you more crafting time :))

Happy Crafting,


john said...

Nice ideas of making card with flowers. This is really am amazing thought. If you are using paper flowers then you can make an awesome greeting card.
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Di said...

Gorgeous card Elizabeth - and the flower especially caught my eye. Love the heart shape punch you used! Being only 4" x 4" will have meant some fiddly work here - the end result is well worth it though! Di xx

Jackie said...

A very pretty card and just as beautiful as a larger card would be :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

gorgeous card elizabeth.your papers and colours are beautiful and i love your pretty flower ;D

xx coops xx

brenda said...

I had my fill of BG as well Elizabeth, essential viewing.

I really love your card and the super dimension of the flower.

B x

l00pyscraftcreations said...

lovely hun, but then they always are, xx

Hettie said...

What a pretty card Elizabeth. It may be Wee but it packs a big punch!!

Little K Smith said...

This is gorgeous Elizabeth, I love the flower and lush colours too :)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Elizabeth I just adore your " Wee " card such a beauty, that flower is scrumptious ! love the design and the great dp's too.


Sarn said...

Totally lovely card. Such a pretty colour. x

Bernie said...

Wow this is gorgeous. I love the flower. Just got a little heart shaped punch so I'll have to make one of those ASAP.
Blessings Bernie

MagsB said...

This is so pretty! I love the flower, such a clever idea!

love Mags B x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, just love the flower idea. Thank you for joining us at FAT PAGES WITH ATTITUDE this fortnight. xx

Purple mad Alison said...

Elizabeth I love your faux stitching, it really makes the page "pop" and your attention to detail is fab!
Thanks for joining us over on Fat Pages With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

Unknown said...

I really love this! Fantastic! Beautiful! And very elegant! Thanks for taking part in the Fat Pages with Attitude challenge.