Saturday, March 26, 2011

Just Us Girls #77 - Zipper Flower Technique

Hello my friends! This week is technique week at Just Us Girls and Dana has chosen another great flower technique. You may have seen these zipper flowers around blogland recently. They really are cool! Here's my attempt at this flower. My flower does not have the ruffle effect that some of the flowers the JUGs girls created. I think my zipper should have been shorter. Anyway, I still like it! Dana did a tutorial on how to create these little beauties on the Want2Scrap blog. Very easy to do!

I purchased zippers in various colors, but ended up using this black one with the silver teeth. I paired it with patterned paper from Fancy Pants called It's the Little Things and PTI's aqua mist cardstock and ribbon. The sentiment is from Paper Makeup Stamps. I knew I had this stamp, but had to search for it for a while to find it. I thought it would be perfect for this card. The bow was made using the Bow Easy tool. The pearls where white, but I colored them with a BG18 copic marker to match the aqua. Love that we can do that! The leaves were cut with a die from PTI. The layout is from this week's Mojo Monday.

I hope you try this technique this week. The zippers are fairly inexpensive to purchase or you may have some old clothing you don't need laying around that have a zipper you can salvage. If you do try it, make sure you link your project to the JUGs blog. You can also stop by there to get some inspiration from the JUGs girls.

Thanks for stopping by this Saturday! I'd love to know what you think of this technique and my flower!

Stamps: Wordart from PMS
Paper: Neenah white, black, aqua mist, It's the Little Things dp (Fancy Pants)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black BG18 copic marker
Accessories: Zipper, pearls, aqua mist satin ribbon, dimensionals, leaf die (PTI), Fabric-tac glue, needle and thread



Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Lisa! fabulous zipper flower!!

Dana Gustafson said...

This is a stunner Lisa! I love the classy black zipper flower you made. Those turquoise pearls are the perfect touch too!

Tracy said...

love the color combo and that zipper flower is awesome!!

Andrea M said...

Brilliant Lisa! That flower is STUNNING!!! I love the look of the zippers with the metal teeth! They look so wonderful. Love the turquoise pearls too!! SO lovely! Great sentiment too!

Elise said...

YOUR flower is LOVELY! I am SO diggin' this technique and I love the spontaneity of each effort! YOURS is elegant, like YOU! Bravo! Paired with that PERFECT sentiment - all I can say is YEAHOOOOOOOOO! What an inspiring card on SO many levels! Yee Haw!

Anne said...

Very cool flower! I also love the colors and design of your card!

Kathryn B said...

Such a striking color combination Lisa! Your black flower is perfect with the pearls in the center and off to the side! I just love how you shade your sentiments. They always look perfect!

Anonymous said...

This is beyond stunning girlie!!! Those blue leaves give it such a classic look. Everything about this card is amazing!!! And of course the quote rocks!

Çelik Kapı said...

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Alyssa S said...

Zipper flower perfection, Lisa! Glad to hear you didn't have any troubles with this technique ;o) And OMG what a perfect little aqua mist bow too! Fabby card little lady!


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