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