Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Floral Craft - November Blog Hop (Floral Frenzy)



I was thrilled when I saw the theme for this months Blog Hop as most of you will know I have been adding making and adding flowers to my card making for a few month now.


I used the Silent Night Flourish By Papertrey Ink to stamp a background onto the white base card, I made up the Flower (instruction's are below) and added in to the top corner of the card,

Using the Nestabilities Label Die I cut out the 2nd largest shape and folded it in half and stamped the Everyday Blessing sentiment on the front





I attached the label onto the card and tied a ribbon around the bottom of the card and knotting it.

This is the inside of the Nestabilities folded Label, I cut paper with the next size down Label die and stamped sentiment from Everyday Blessings inside







Making the Flower
Cut out all of the pieces from the template (template at the bottom of post).
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1. First to make the stamen colour on both sides as shown in the template and snip with scissors to fringe the edge starting at the thin yellow end add a small amount of glue to the edge that wasn't fringed then tightly roll from the thin end finishing a the thick end of the shape the glue will hold this in place. once the glue is dray open(splay) the fringing so it looks like the stamen in the picture below.


2.Cut out 8 of the large petal shapes then using water colours paint the colour shading onto the shapes starting at the blunt end getting light to the pointed end you can see this shading in the picture below.
Once dry cup them by rolling an embossing tool inside the petal shapes. Then pinch the the blunt end of the petal this is the end you will glue onto the daisy shape petals.

3. Take the daisy and push into the center with an embossing tool then add a little glue to each of the daisy petals and attach the main coloured flower petals leaving a little gap in the centre now add the stamen by adding glue into the centre of the flower.

4. Cut some leaf shapes and score with a pointed tool (darning needle) the leaf veins and attach these to the bottom of the flower



Of Course I needed a box for the card so used the same method as the card I made a smaller flower for the top.






Flower Petal templates


71 comments:

Cath Noon said...

A brilliant card and tutorial, Thanks for sharing this with us, Cath.x.

Suzanne said...

WOW - STUNNING , words nearly fail me on this one - so many stunning design features
Thank you so much for sharing it all with us
Suzanne

Anonymous said...

Wow! Jak you have done it again. Absolutely stunning, love it to bits! Thank you for the template too and the instructions.
Sue

Caryn said...

I am overwhelmed - it is so beautiful. I can't believe you made that flower - I thought you had bought it.

It's amazing.

Marge said...

WOW! This is stunning! I want to be like you when I grown up - LOL!!! Absolutely unbelievably gorgeous! One of these days I'll have to "attempt" to imitate your flower!!!

Jean said...

Gorgeous card, excellent tutorial Jak. I love the little booklet of sentiments, lovely touch.

Chris said...

That is so beautiful and you are so talented!

Chris said...

That is so beautiful and you are so talented!

Claire Brennan said...

Sorry Jak, - I just drooled all over your blog... hold on I have a baby wipe...here somewhere...Now that's what I call a flower card.

Babies- Beth said...

oh jak, sigh, it's just beautiful!

Scrapping Julie said...

holy moly!!!!
just amazing. I love the way you folded the label die over. i may have to try that sometime!!!

verna said...

Whoa! Gorgeous and soooo much work!! Wow.

Serendipity said...

BeAuTiFuL!!!!

Sara Paschal said...

JAK, this is BEAUTIFUL such a stunning creation. I am going to have to make up some of these flowers.

Donelda said...

WOW.....there's not much more to be said!!!!

Deanna said...

Holy crap my jaw hit the floor... gorgeous! Love the little flip book and the card... awesome!

Tessa said...

WOW! Just wow! Amazing!

cadnileb said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it Jak! The box, the card are all stunning!

Kacey Elliott said...

They don't call you the "Queen of Flowers" for nothin! Beautiful, and thanks for the tutorial!

Jeni said...

I love this! Thanks so much for sharing the template. The color is wonderful too.

Mindy said...

Whoa! Fancy!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Very elegant! I love the way you used the label die and including the sentiments inside - terrific idea!

Chris said...

this is gorgeous!! eveyrthing about it is fabulous!! >"<

Regan said...

my jaw dropped- this is amazing Jak!!!

Jen Caputo said...

oh wow.. everything is just so stunning, i adore the little book, your flower, the leaves, and the monochromatic color scheme. It's just super beautiful!

Diana said...

Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for the template; my daughters and I will definitely try this one. I love the addition of the booklet too; so creative.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

k prakken said...

All of your flowers are just beautiful and this one is no exception. I love the the color you chose. The card is just takes my breath away.

Crystal said...

Wow this is stunning!! LOVE it!

Debbie Olson said...

Jak, I *immediately* thought of you when this challenge was announced! This is SO you--so perfectly detailed and lovely. Thanks for sharing and for your instructions too!

Karen said...

The flower is amazing. The tutorial was great and I appreciate the template also.

Lacey said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! I love everything about it!!!
~Lacey

Lisa H. said...

oh, my wow! ths is so breathtaking! I love the colors and the stamps you used. just gorgeous!

Frogwoman said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the colors and your style. TFS the tutorial.

Lee said...

I love this project. It is absolutely stunning.

Kathy W said...

My mouth is hanging on the floor; this project is incredible. Thanks so much for the tutorial. A lot of time and patience went into this and is very much appreciated. Again, absolutely beautiful; TFS.

Terri said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the template and how you did it too. I will defintely be giving it a try now.

Lori said...

Just beautiful! Love how you used the label die pieces here. Thanks for sharing your directions for the flower.

Cindy said...

I knew you card would be gorgeous. And that is so nice of you to include the instructions/template.

Radiogirl said...

Simply stated: This is very nice. Thanks for all of the details.

Jeanne said...

When I think of flowers...I think of your breath-taking flower creations. Truly, the dimension, texture and ultimate detail is simply elegant.

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Janelle said...

I gasped when I saw the photo of the scriptures inside the label diecut. Brilliant! Love, love, love the idea!

Foxycrafts said...

This is beautiful, Jak. Thank you so much for the tutorial and the template. This is another one to add to my 'to do' list. I love everything about it. You clever girl, you! :o)

Love Joan :o)

Beryl (bik59) said...

Absolutely stunning Jak,
Beryl x

sued said...

Oh Wow, Thank you so much Jak.

Chrissie said...

Another stunner Jak! I love the colours, so fresh and a big thank you for the template.

Daizy-Mae said...

It's so gorgeous Jak, love everything about it :O)
Daizy-Mae xx

Polly Pierce said...

This is just stunning! Thank you for the tutorial, I'll definitely have to have a go at making this one...

Crafting Joanne said...

Stunning Jak, thank you for sharing flower template and tut. Joanne x

jackie said...

wow this is stunning, thanks for sharting the tutorial and the template for doing it...hugs Jackie xx

carabecca said...

Wow, gorgeous! And thanks so much for the template.

vistagirl said...

WOW! Absolutely beautiful and so simply elegant!

Jennifer L

Toni said...

wonderful Jak
love this and the tutorial looks great thankyou

Oh and Ive tagged you check out my blog for details

Craft Fairy said...

My mouth is open at the beauty of this piece of work. I am also jealous. so fantastic!

witsuebea said...

Thank you so much for this work of art Jak, and the how to. It is simply scary how lifelike it is.
As everyone has already put many times all that I would have put,it is left for me to say, All my regards, much love and many hugs XsueX

mad mary said...

Absolutely stunning Jak, i adore it and love the colours used.

Mary

leannchiverscraft said...

Jak thats a really stunning card - when are the workshops starting?

Have a peek over at my blog left something there fr you :)

L x

Tonniece said...

Gorgeous Jak

Lynette said...

This is so beautiful, the colours, the design and the creation itself, absolutely stunning Jak.

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Jolis said...

Jak, this is breathtaking. I will definitely be saving this template. Yesterday, I was tempted to purchase a petal punch, but this will be a better and less expensive experiment, to see if I can even do them! THANK YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

One word Jak WOW it is gorgeous love the colour and everything about it.
Myrax

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Stunning.. card, flowers, layout in fact I love everything... and thank you for the instructions and template, will definitely give this a go.

Chris x

KayellWY said...

Oh how pretty!! Thank you so much for sharing the "how-to." :)

Karen

Darlene said...

Elegant flower! Thank you for sharing.

Ashley Bowen said...

Oh, so beautiful!! I love your projects!! :) Hugs,
Ashley
www.ashleyscreativecorner.com

Floliescrap said...

désolé je ne parle pas anglais !
c'est si beau ce que tu fais !
je suis adminrative !

Scrappegal Sørlending said...

I LOVED this box in the bottom of your post.... Do you have a tutorial on that??

craftaddict said...

I was blog hopping and found your blog, best thing I did today! I absolutely love this card, in fact I have spent the last hour reading your blog and downloading some of your papers and templates. Then I realized who you were! I am a great fan, thank you for sharing your ideas etc. I have added your blog to my favourite blogs.
Thanks again
eileenpaul

Lynn said...

What an absolutely fantastic blog you have and I wouldn't have discovered it only after seeing your pic on the clipncuts bloghop! What a wonderful way to see all the creative talent there is around the world..So thank you for sharing your creative talent :)Lynn

Nadine said...

Oh my, what loveliness! Your card design is stunning. The flower (along with the tutorial) is fabulous. The way you used the label one to stamp your sentiments is too clever. Thank you so much for sharing, I am so inspired!