Thursday, 25 July 2013


I was inspired by this week's Less is More challenge to dust off some neglected dies to make my own flower. I used the smallest four 'Blossom' Nesties to cut the flower shapes out of papers from the 'Paper Hearts' pad by Crate Paper. I crumpled them up, then inked around the edges using 'Old Paper' Distress Ink once I'd opened them out again. I used some button twine (from the Ribbon Girls) to fasten them all together, adding a button to the centre. I stamped a sentiment (from the CCSR set by Papermania) on another paper from the pad, then inked and distressed the edges a little before adding faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.

Here's a close-up of the flower:

Challenges for this card:


Claire said...

This is a fab design Helen. Hugs, Claire x

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card Helen x

Zw@@n said...

I love your card, Helen, it's gorgeous. Thank you for playing along with us at CAS on Sunday! Luv, Wilma

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, love your flower...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Denise Goeldner said...

Great card love you handmade flower well done, thanks for joining us over at The Squirrel and The Fox hugs Denise DT xx

Chrissie said...

This is a sweet flower Helen.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Linda said...

What a wonderful card, I just love your handmade flower.
Thanks for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox, I hope we’ll see you again next fortnight!
Linda xox

Janice said...

I love simple cards - and this one's great, Jx

Lisa M said...

The CAS style of your card with the Shabby chic design and flower are perfect together. I love how you made the flower so soft with the inking and the spooled item is another lovely addition!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday and sharing your talents with us!
Lisa xx

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is fab. Love the CAS design and the shabby chic flowers with twine. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx