Wednesday, 4 March 2009

"Simply Elegant"

Please click on pictures for close up!

That's the challenge over on Julie's blog! She is celebrating her
first year of blogging and has some fabulous stash to giveaway!!
and I know that when it comes to elegant cards she is the Queen!!!
she has inspired me so much as I do tend to be quite random!!
(understatement)!! I just love a bit of variety!! (spice of life an all
that)!! so when I take a look at Julie's cards she definately reins
me in!!! Click on the link to take need to make an
elegant card which incorporates a flower that you have made
yourself..........Well here is my card, I made it with Julie's cards
in mind, what they represent to me and also a Thank you to her.
I hope she approves!!
Here is how it was made....................

Thought I would go for a fabric flower (I have sooo much fabric,
I love it!!! another of my obsessions)!!! and I just love this cream
lace and satin, which were remnants! I used my trusted
sellotape template to cut out the large circles and my paperweight
and smaller tape for the others, I cut out five in total. To get the
shape of the petals I folded the circles in half and cut a slice at
either end leaving about an inch in the centre.

You can see I left one circle plain.

After pressing I placed them on top of each other with the
smallest on the inside. I then folded them all in half and
stitched three times one way and folded the other way
and stitched another three to secure them all together.

I then used my craft knife to make a hole for the brad
which is in a beautiful pearl and silver from Craftwork.
I placed a 25mm cream satin ribbon along the centre of
the card. I also cut out three flowers from the lace fabric
and attached crystal stones to the centre of each one.
I then cut the same card with deckled scissors and
stamped the Thank you sentiment in Versa Color
Sand Beige and also inked the edges, placed a lace
flower in the top left corner and secured inside the card!
Hey Presto!!!! One handmade flower card!!!
TFL Suexx


Julie said...

Wow Sue! Your card is gorgeous, I love it! How very creative of you to have used fabric, satin and lace definitely say elegant to me. Thanks for entering and good luck with winning.

sassy said...

what a wonderful card love the lace ..well done hugs xx

Ruth said...

This is indeed very elegant, Ruth x

gina g said...

beautiful Sue how clever are you. luv gina xx

Sue said...

This is beautiful, Sue. It really fits the bill for Julie's elegant style card.