Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Paper Players #51


This week we have a fantastic colour challenge for you over at The Paper Players.

What a bright, cheery colour scheme  to brighten up this dark, dreary Sydney weather we are having at the moment! :)


And another angle of the flowers-


How to Make These Flowers -  I cut some different sized circles using my Big Shot. You could also use different sized circle punches. Spray the circles on both sides with water and scrunch them up into balls. Straighten them out a bit and leave to dry. Once they are dry the circles will be quite stiff and will hold their shape. You can now ink the edges for more definition if you wish. I used Tombow glue to adhere my circles together. The button centers have been cut using the Sweet Buttons die. Cover them with Crystal Effects to give that glossy button look and let dry. Once dry, pierce two holes with a paper piercer and thread some linen thread through to tie a bow. Adhere the 'button' to the flower center with Tombow. Alternatively, you could pop a brad in the centre too.

I decided to CASE myself this week. You can see my original card here. I don't normally do 'bright' but I'm really happy with how this card turned out.

We hope that you will join the The Paper Players this week! Please be sure to visit the other DT Members to see their wonderful creations!

 The Paper Players Design Team

If you have any questions, feel free to ask away! Please leave me some comment love, I really love reading them :)



Supplies -
Stamp - So Happy For You (Sale-a-bration retired)
Card stock - Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink - StazOn Black
Other- Big Shot, Scallop Square Die, Embossilits Sweet Buttons, Little Leaves, Perfect polka Dots embossing folder, Nestabilitie Circles, Linen thread, Melon Mambo grosgrain ribbon (retired) Crystal Effects, snail, Tombow, paper piercer

20 lovely comments:

Robyn said...

Love them both Sandra!! I can never make those flowers "work" like this!

Lauri said...

You rock the bright, Sandra! Love the flowers too and the button centers!

E.T said...

Super fabulous!

Nance said...

You might reconsider doing bright because this is beautiful! Love those distressed flowers and the polka dot BG is just perfect. So glad you're with us this summer! :-)

Joan said...

Fabulous card - and I love your flowers - they look like they're made from felt. I'll have to try them out.

Paula said...

You rock thi colour combo Sandra. Love the rumpled flowers and handmade buttons ♥

Always Playing with Paper said...

Love those flowers Sandra! They are so pretty! Sorry the weather has been blecky! Hope it brightens soon!
Hugs,
Lesley

Ann Schach said...

Your crumply flowers are fabulous! I love the buttons with linen thread for the centers. Thanks for explaining how to create them!

LeAnne said...

What lovely flowers---these are so fun to make and quite impressive! Someone will be happy to get this pretty card!

Anne Marie said...

Sandra, those flowers are gorgeous!! (thanks for the info on how to create them, too.) The dressed-up buttons are the perfect touch. Fun, happy and adorable! Hugs! :)

Jenny L said...

gorgeous card, love the colour combo and the string bows in the flowers

jaydee said...

Sandra, one never thinks of Sydney as having dreary weather :-)
I LOVE your flowers. The layout of this card works so beautifully, too. Gorgeous job
hugs
jaydee

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Sandra I love these flowers and they are so bright and cheery.
I'm having lots of fun exploring your blog too... TFS all the tuts!
PS: Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my "under the stars" card too. I appreciate every one.
Hugs.

Cindy Beach said...

Love the pretty paper poppies and the little thread bows in the centers. Your card is gorgeous!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

My first thought was "YIKES ... what a combo" ... but you have totally nailed this challenge, Sandra! (How surprising - NOT!) I can't wait to try this one ... fingers crossed tomorrow???? Hugs xxaxx

Merry said...

Thanks so much for adding our badge to your sidebar. I love this card....these flowers are so pretty and great tutorial too. This card would be perfect for one of our up and coming challenges.

Nancy said...

You really need to re-think not making bright colored cards, this was is spectacular. I especially love the flowers (& thanks for the directions, sounds easy-peasy). The Daffodil Delight color was just the right touch to use, not too much, nor too little,
Great job!

Janet said...

this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL - I love those flowers. Thank you so much for telling us how you did them.

chilli pip said...

Another beautiful card I love everything about it.

Lesley said...

I've had a great time looking through your blog - your cards are gorgeous & I'm looking forward to trying out your tutorial for the ribbon carnations and the flowers best wishes Lesley x