Saturday, October 30, 2010

Just Us Girls - Wild Card Challenge #57

Hi everyone! I'm here with my first post of the day. I have another one here for the My Time Made Easy sneak peek, so make sure you stop there too!Today at Just Us Girls, Dana wants us to create a fabric flower. She introduced us to a fabulous technique that truly is a cool technique! Dana loves her fabric flowers and this Burnt Edge Flower technique was right up her alley! So here's what it looks like.Isn't it fabulous and so real-looking? Here's the link to the technique, but I'll tell you how I did it. You need a silky synthetic material cut into various size circles, cut about five slits in each circle, then hold each petal to a flame (be careful not to burn the house down!) and watch it burn and curl into these cool petals! Easy peasy! I wish I would have used more than four circles so it was fuller, but am I absolutely happy with the outcome! I stitched them together, then added this paper rose. The sentiment is from the Birthday Cheer set from Paper Makeup Stamps. The leaves are a cuttlebug die that I thought looked like rose leaves. I scored them with the Scor-Buddy and sponged some ink around them.

I actually made this card for our JUGs DT friend, Kristin. Her birthday is Tuesday, so please stop by her blog and leave some birthday wishes! Happy Birthday, Kristin!

Stop by the JUGs blog and see all the other variations of this technique the girls have created! They are all so pretty! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Birthday Cheer (Paper Makeup Stamps)
Paper: Vintage cream, riding hood red, always artichoke, Blush dp (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, always artichoke
Accessories: Nesties, silky synthetic material, Prima rose, cuttlebug leaf die, glue dots



Tracey Cuccia said...

WOW Lisa -- this flower is AMAZING!!!

I would swear you bought that...really. WOW. :) Great job with the challenge!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful Lisa - I like the sort of open look to the rose - reminds me of my shrub roses - just divine!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty. I love the way you melted the edges. I burnt my mom's kitchen all up when I was in college trying to batik silk.. I have not tried burning fabric since then..hehe.. Great job.

Maria Levine said...

stunning! Perfect for christmas!! Beautiful job!

Anne said...

Gorgeous flower!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Lisa! That flower is so pretty!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous flower and card! That is a neat technique that I'll have to check out in my spare time!
In the meantime I can enjoy YOURS!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh my goodness Lisa! THis is breathtaking! THat deep red fabric is amazing with this technique and I am swooning over the glittered edges. Really amazing!!!!

Anita Hovey said...'s a fabulous technique,, but I'm scared to try it LOL


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