Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Popsicle stick flower Easel card - Crafting with Dragonflies GDT

I'm pleased to be guesting designing along with the talented Crafting with Dragonflies team for their next two challenges! Today begins their two-week Make your own flower embellishment challenge.

I made an easel card with two punched flowers:

We enjoyed many a Popsicle this summer, so I'm trying to find a creative use for them! I punched a hole in it with my Crop-O-Dile. The flowers were made with a Recollections 3-in-one stamp/punch set:
This is a fun punch; you ink one of three flower shapes, place it into the punch, and you get a nice punched flower with an embossed edge. It works really nicely; I recently used it with my friend's two young daughters and we were all very entertained!

I got fancy and used Versamark watermark ink and heat-embossed the stamp. Then I ran the shape through my BigShot with an embossing folder, and then lightly sanded the Core'Dinations paper. I did the same thing with the leaves, which were cut with a Sixxiz die. I shaped the flowers and sprayed them with a matte coating to help retain their shape. I punched a hole and secured the flower with a brad.
The "Best Wishes" sentiment is a gold sticker that I colored with a silver Sharpie before adhering.

For the background on the front of the card, I inked an embossing folder with China Blue distress ink and ran it through my BigShot. I used the same technique for the "grass".

Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafting with Dragonflies #14: Make your own flower embellishment (on its own or on something, card, scrap page whatever...No Halloween)
A Gem of a Challenge #103: More than one Fold
Crafting When We Can #56: Make your own flowers
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #59: Make a Card
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes

Many thanks to the Crafting with Dragonflies team for letting me join them for this fun challenge. Hope you all will join us! Thank you for visiting,

10 comments:

Vickie Y said...

Cute flower and card. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafting When We Can Challenge.

Sudha said...

Pretty lovely creation. Luv the idea of popsickle stick.

Sudha
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judith@poppy cottage said...

Love your colourful creation, it is so cheery. The flowers are great, and the texture that you have created is fab, hugs, Judith xx

Susan Hogan said...

This is such a clever piece of art. Full of many delicious things, including recycling an icypole stick!Love your flowers and welcome to the team as a GDT member for Crafting with Dragonflies.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, the flowers are beautiful and I love the design
Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week
Sue xx

Terry said...

What a sweet card! Love the popping flower Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!and great tutorial!

Amy A said...

Fabulous card. Love the design and the embellishments! Thank you for joining us at Crafting When We Can Challenges this week; hope you join us again next week!

Amy~DT

MichelleZ said...

This is so cool! You've created a beautiful project. That flower is lovely. Thanks for showing how it was created. And thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. Hope to see you again next week too! :). Fondly, Michelle

Laurart said...

So Cute! Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Love from Laura xxx

Juliet A said...

This is so fun with the Popsicle stick!