Tuesday, August 31, 2010

inspired by Kim Hughes


Anyone who knows me knows that I am a flower girl; they make me happy in every form.  So when I see a new way to make flowers, you know that I'll be all over it.  Today while blog-hopping, I found a new technique to make flowers, and couldn't wait to try it out.  Kim Hughes at PaperCrafts Connection made a card using all kinds of texts and that idea really appealed to me, too, so I couldn't wait to try casing her card.   To make her flower, Kim starts with a paper ring (I made mine with 2 sizes of scalloped circle diecuts), cuts the ring to open it up, and then rolls it, forming petals as she goes.  Give it a try, it's really fun!  I added as my last layer, the leftover circle that was cut from the ring.
All of my texts are stamped, and all of the stamps are Hero Arts. 

Just a note.....

Supplies: CG125 Friend Definition, H2141 Manuscript Background, CG222 Music Background, CL342 Everyday Sayings, parchment, red, green cardstocks, versafine onyx black ink, Nestabilities scalloped circle diecuts

This card was published in the June 2012 issue of CARDS magazine on page 128!

16 comments:

Virginia L. said...

This turns out so BEAUTIFULLY! Brilliant idea to use music BG and text! Thanks for the link to Kim's paper flower. VERY inspiring work Lin!

Nancy said...

Seriously gorgeous card, Lin! This design would make a lovely Christmas card, I think. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration.
bless you!

donna mikasa said...

Such a beautiful card, Lin! Nancy is right--this would make a wonderful Christmas card! Off to check the flower making tut!

kath said...

such a beauty lin..and great tip for making the flower...off to have a go...big hugs kath xxx

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the text flower and your beautiful card.

Alice Wertz said...

awww... love the big paper flower, Lin! beautiful card!

Sarah said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lin! Love how you've used the musical BG stamp!

Jill said...

Your flower is simply fabulous! Love the dimension and layers! Your blog looks so pretty, too! Don't you just love autumn???!!! :) I DO!

Arlene said...

Love the musical rose. Thanks for sharing. Looks like I may give this a try.

Beautiful card.

debbie said...

wonderfully done, Lin!

Agata said...

That's a beautiful take on that flower technique! Your color choice for this card is really great! Love it!

Heather Maria said...

This is such a gorgeous card Lin! The flower looks wonderful. Thanks for the link, I'll have to try that! I love your use of all the text, script and music stamps too!

lynda said...

GORGEOUS card, Lin! Great job on the flower. Off to check out the tutorial. Thanks.

Tiffany said...

Love seeing the music background on your flower, great effect, the card turned out beautifully! Will have to check out the tutorial!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

This is really lovely! You have such a way with flowers and your card layout is perfect! I see you are ready for Fall too! Yay...it's almost here. It was 100 degrees in Sacramento today though...but I have Fall spirit! haha. Have a wonderful day.

Ayana Posadas said...

This is so stunning!
I love everything about it! :)