Monday, 28 March 2011

Tissue Flower

I've definitley been bitten by the Less is More bug...and this week they have a fab sketch for us to follow. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use a flower as the focal point, but couldn't find any big enough amongst my stash so I made one. I used my 'Blossom' Nesties on white tissue paper, cutting several of each size so that I could layer them up. I scrunched them all up a bit, then gathered them together with a brad. I used my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' folder for the embossing, and my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch (covering up the diamonds) for the black border. The sentiment is from the 'Heartfelt Messages' set by Hero Arts, which I got for the bargainous price of £2.99 in the Hobbycraft New Year sale. 


Here's a close-up of the flower:


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33 comments:

Dot said...

Elegant and beautiful, Helen.
Have a great day.
Dorte,xx

Curlybear said...

Wow this is just so elegant Helen, I love the flower, its truly stunning,


have a great week,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful and so elegant helen.
luv
debby

Squirrel x said...

Fantastic hun - and I am loving that beautiful flower, so clever. Hugs, Sxx

Paula said...

a wonderfully elegant card

Chrissie said...

Beautiful card Helen... so elegant in its simplicity!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the simplicity of this card....looks so clean and crisp.

Anne

Jo said...

Such an elegant and beautiful card. Jo x

Kathyk said...

I'm so glad you couldn't find any flowers the right size as this is just lovely as you've done it

Kathyk

Claire x said...

This is beautiful Helen - I love that tissue paper flower! Hugs, Claire x

Susan said...

Love the black and white combo..very elegant!

simplylessismoore said...

So beautiful Helen
Love the white on white, looks FAB with the contrast of the black
Great work
mandi

Rita said...

What a fab card. Love the flower. Hugs Rita xxx

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

kelly said...

wow!! I love it, so simple with the white flower but perfect!!
Kelly xx

NGCARDS said...

A lovely card hun! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of No Square Cards this week over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Lynne said...

Gorgeous clean and fresh card and that flower is fabulous.
Lynne xxx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, fabulous flower on your card, love the whole look:0) xxx

Mau xx said...

So Elegant, its Stunning xx

nessy said...

simply stunning and totally elegant!!
vanessa xx

Faith A said...

What a stunning card, love the flower it looks like it could be expensive to buy, and YOU made it, you clever girl

Mona Evy said...

This is just so elegant! Thanks for joining us this week over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge!

Craftilicious said...

classy and elegant - very nice flower :-)

Tricia :O) said...

GOSH this is Gorgeous, Love the flower!!! Very nice :O)

Babs said...

Fab card and i just love the flower...
Babs x

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous card Helen, the black & white is very classy. x

Jenny said...

Beautiful card and lovely idea to use tissue paper for a flower X

shobanarravi said...

So pretty and lovely this is! :) Super cute tissue flower. Been wanting to try that one. Very very nice card!

massofhair said...

Stunning tissue flower, really want to try making one of these... Your card is very elegant and classy:-)

Scrappy Rat said...

Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges! You have a lovely blog!

Aileen said...

Great idea with the tissue flower. Lovely elegant card. x

Valerie said...

Beautiful Helen, love that flower!!
Val x

Lizy said...

I love the flower, Helen! I love making my own flowers...they're so much more effective aren't they?

Lizy x