Monday, 2 March 2009

Elegant card for Julie's Blog Candy

Julie has challenged us all to make an elegant card featuring a flower that we've made ourselves, in order to be in with a chance of winning the fabulous candy she's offering to celebrate her first blogoversary. I've been a fan of Julie's cards, since I discovered her gallery on the Docrafts forum, and have taken inspiration for this card from her simple yet elegant style. I've tried something different with my Cuttlebug, embossing the top and bottom of the white panel with the 'Swiss Dots' folder, then scored lines across to mark a channel to tie the ribbon around (from Hobbycraft), and another for the sentiment (free stamp with the latest Docrafts 'Creativity Life' magazine).

I made my flower using the three smallest scalloped circle Nesties, cutting out segments to make the petals, then embossing with the 'Swiss Dots' folder, and the shaping with my fingers, before layering them up and attaching with a brad (I didn't have any black ones, so I changed the colour using ink and embossing powder). Here's a close up showing the flower in more detail:


You still have time to make your card for Julie's candy, as the deadline is this Saturday.

15 comments:

JanJ said...

Ooh that's lovely, really elegant, I think your flower is gorgeous

Jan x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgeous card, love the flower looks fabulous and the style of the card look great. Simple but elegant.
Lyndsey xx

Georgia said...

Beautiful card! I love the embossing. :)
xx

Julie said...

Hi Helen I love the simple elegance of your card. It has classic styling and the flower is beautiful. Thanks for taking part and good luck with winning.

Riet said...

woww woww,what a beautiful card Helen.

hugs Riet.xx

gina g said...

Helen this is stunning absolutely love it. gina xx

Samantha - Shop Blog said...

Helen I have seen this done on another web site where the girl shows you how to do it BUT i have to say that I really do think yours is so much nicer!! yours is so beautiful! really lovely! :0)

Pauline C said...

Wow helen this is really stylish and classy - love everything about it!
Pauline x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is stunning. So elegant and the flower is gorgeous and well done on your improvisation to make a black brad!

Love it!
Judy xx

Tara said...

Oh no! More competition for me now Helen, I really don't stand a chance!!! This is beautiful - I love the subtle colours and your flower looks divine! xx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Wow helen what a simply perfect card fo this challenge, it is just so classy and truly elegant
Hugs Jacqui xx

Shary said...

Your card looks really elegant, well done on making the flower it is beautiful.

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card, I love the flower

Tasha said...

Absolutely stunning card and its so elegant its super
love tasha xx

Didelis said...

Hello! very beautiful otkrtyka! and may suggest where to get the template of this flower?