Sunday, August 14, 2011

Feminine and Frilly

Happy Birthday Everyone! This is my submission to Betty's swap. There's a lot of paper cutting and I can now pleat/fold flowers in my sleep, but what girl can't resist flowers?

Without using a scoring board, the flowers took some time folding. Instead of cutting out the petals, I used a hole punch on three pleated layers at a time. Medium ZOTS work well to hold the middles together. For added insurance, I glued a 1 inch dot to the backside and used double tape to adhere to the card.

Here are the pieces for the birthday card: floral and dotted paper, green border, pleated 3 inch flower and paper ric rac trim. The greeting banner was stamped in purple ink then embossed with clear powder. Two punched flowers and a glitter brad make up the center of the pleated flower. I left the brad tabs out flat to mimic green leaves. The paper doily was inked first with a maize color, then a bamboo color ink. The ink pad itself was too heavy so I used a sponge.

The card idea and Serendipity paper pack is from Paper Wishes.

Don't forget to use extra postage when mailing.


Betty said...

Susan, your Birthday card is just beautiful...I love the flower and the doily...the colors you used are just fantastic! I know the girls will love receiving your card!

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