Thursday, April 25, 2013

Handmade Flowers

I love new crafting ideas. So when I recently saw ric-rac flowers, I knew I had to make some of my own.

The group over at Creative Card Crew had a challenge to make a project using hand made flowers. And the team at Ribbon Carousel had a 'Showers and Flowers' challenge. What a perfect time to use the ric-rac flowers I wanted to make.

Wow...the flowers turned out to be the challenge.  I finally figured out how to make them, although I'm not sure it's the way they're 'supposed' to be made; but I love the way they look.  ;-)

I also love the way the card turned out. Thank goodness IT wasn't a challenge. Sometimes my cards just seem to 'happen' and this one did.

I wanted to carry the flower theme to the inside, so I stamped flowers using Stampology Pink Sapphire for the flower outline and Memento Dandelion for the inside color. I cut out one of the small flowers and used dimensionals to raise it off the page.

Here's a closeup of the ric-rac flowers. I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch for the 'leaves.'  I think I'll make a few more ric-rac flowers...once my fingers recover. They tend to cramp up more than they did 20 years ago, and this was definitely a 'finger-cramping' task.

The colors I used were for another card challenge (hot pink, golden yellow and silver). Unfortunately, I got my days mixed up and it ended yesterday so I couldn't enter this card in that challenge. But I really like these colors together. Like I said...sometimes my cards 'happen.'


  1. I love your ric rac flowers. I have not seen them before and they are fabulous.

    Thanks for joining our handmade flower challenge at Creative Card Crew.


  2. Stunning card the ric rac flowers are great love the colours . Thanks you for joining us at Creative Card Crew on our handmade flower challenge hugs Tania DT xx


  3. Those are some awesome handmade flowers!! Great work.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

    ~ Crystal (DT)

  4. Thank you 'Creative Card Crew' for inspiring me to try and make the ric-rac flowers. I'm glad you liked them.


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