September 2011

Trendy Flowers

Lauren Astl

13

Blue has always been one of my favorite colors.  I especially like a bold blue combined with black and white.  My bedroom is even decorated in zebra print with turquoise accents.  The minute I saw this first card, I wanted to frame it and add it to my wall.  The tissue flower by Melissa Francis is gorgeous and used perfectly by Monika.

I love how these three designers achieved different looks with the same basic color and idea.  Julie's card is simple and fun.  As a talented hybrid scrapper, she creates outstanding shaped card templates.  Cathy's card is so sweet, yet so complex.  Her attention to detail is stunning.  And Monika's card is classically beautiful.  Look closer at how she used her rub on--wonderful.

Flower Card by Monika Martinson

Supplies: Paper, Rub Ons, Flower, Bling: Kaisercraft, Crepe Paper: Melissa Frances, Other: cardstock.

Design Notes: Making flowers from crepe paper is really fun as the paper is so soft and easy to bend and fold. I used a 6,5 inch paper pad for the background which I find perfect for card making.

Hybrid Pop-up Wedding Cake Card by Cathy Dippolito

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Epson, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Ribbon: Offray, Bling: Kaisercraft, Pearls: Nicole Crafts, Glitter Glue: Stickles,  Other: doily. Tools: Electronic Cutter: Silhouette,  Cartridges, Die Cut Machine: Cuttlebug, Dies: Spellbinders. Digital Supplies: Digital kit: Vanilla Noir Kit by Quirky Twerp, Iced Latte Paper Pack  by Kellie Mize, Flowers: Digital Cluster (inside card): Spring Ballet Accent Clusters by Laitha's Design (recolored), Software: Photoshop CS4.

Design Notes: I recolored the cluster of foliage and flowers to match the bride's wedding colors. Be certain to adjust the "pop-up" portions before adhering the inside panels of the card.

Flower Card by Julie Stevenson

Digital Supplies: Template: Flower Shop Card Template by Creations by Julie (GingerScraps), Papers: The Flower Shop Embossed Papers by Kathy Winters and Pretty in Greens (GingerScraps).

Editor's Note: I love how using a hybrid card shape cam make for a quick, but fabulous card.  This uniquely shaped card will definitely stand out for many occasions. 

 

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