Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July Card Challenge - Handmade Flowers

What a fun treat we have in store for you today... 
A few of our DT girls have made some darling handmade flowers
and added them to cards. (they've also given us lil tutorials on them)

Have you tried your hand at making flowers yet???
If you have, you know, and if you haven't, watch out...
It is soooo addicting!!

With Love 
by: Jolanda Meurs

 Tip: Put some glitter on the Bo Bunny Petals. Then use your Melting pot with clear ultra thick embossing powder. Make some layers and put one jewel in the middle of the Flower. Make ribbon bows. Make a knot as shown on the picture.
Glue the ribbon under the Petal.
Patterned Paper: Hello Sunshine, Cut Outs/ Hello Sunshine
Rubons: Hello Sunshine
Jewels: Hello Sunshine
Petals: Hello Sunshine

by: Gabrielle Pollacco
 I used an EK Success Retro flower punch to make my 'carnation-like' blooms....first I spritzed the paper with some pink ink, then used a pair of Deco-edged scissors to give the petals the jagged edge that carnations have. I also crinkled the petals up a bit.
 I then took some floral wire, made a small fold at the tip of it and strung 3 of the punched blooms on the wire and adhered with glue.
Patterned Paper: Welcome Home; Dreams, Et Cetera; Symphony
6x6 Paper Pad: Welcome Home
Cream Lace: Et Cetera Ribbon Trim
Butterflies: Cut from Country Garden Patterned paper. 

She lets her imagination run away with her
by: Romy Veul
 Designer Tip: To make the tiny flowers on my layout, I used a Donna Salazar die. I cut four flowers and slightly crumpled their leaves. I then stapled them and added a chipboard pearl (from the layered chipboard pack) together with a jewel in its center.

6x6 Paper Pad: Little Miss
Stickers: Little Miss Combo Sticker, Little Miss Dimensional Stickers
Chipboard: Little Miss Layered Chipboard
Jewels: Little Miss
Noteworthy: Little Miss

AND... The winner of June's card sketch challenge is.....
Alicia F
She made this adorable card with the Little Miss collection

Coffee anyone??
Thanks for joining us today and come play along with us in our Handmade flower challenge.
Just add an image of your card here with inlinkz and you'll be entered to win a fun prize!!

Alicia... e-mail us your mailing info so we can send you out a bag of happiness!


  1. Wow beautiful cards and flowers!! Congrats to the card winner!!

  2. Great tips and beautiful cards and flowers! Lee-Ann :)

  3. Congrats to the winner! And I love all the flowers the DT made, super cute!! I'll have to be entering this one too, loving all the challenges :)

  4. Thank you so much for the great tutorials. I have had a little go with handmade flowers, and now feel much more confident about jumping back in there...

  5. Congrats to Alicia!! Your card rocks!!

    Jolanda, Romy your cards are beautiful...you inspire me! xx

  6. Congrats to Alicia!! I just loveeeeeeeee everyone's cards!! The flowers are all beautiful!!!

  7. They're ALL great cards and inspiration!! Congratulations to the winner!!

  8. Congratulations Alicia!! What gorgeous cards with such amazing inspiration and techniques by the DT. Our 30th anniversary is coming up later this month, and I still need to make a card for my DH. ~ Blessings

  9. Thank you all for your wonderful comments. It really makes a difference when you put your heart and soul into something and out comes a small master piece. With all the options we have today, when all the idea's , colors, bling,and perfect contrast fall into place. That is scrapbooking at its best. I had so much fun playing with ideas on this card. Coffee?(coffee anyone tickled me pink. Thanks Bo Bunny for wonderful papers and embellishments to make us successful artiste!

  10. Hello! I am Becky Garrison, and I am Website Admin and Social Media Coordinator for www.scrapchallenge.com. I have added this challenge to our listings, and would love it if you would list your future challenges on a regular basis! We are working hard to make our site THE place for crafters to find challenges. Thanks! Becky

  11. Congrats Alicia. Great job.
    I loved to do this Challange.
    Bo Bunny products are fantastic to work with.
    Have a nice day you all.

  12. Thanks for the tutorials.
    Congrats Alicia.
    I'm planning to do this challenge if I have enough time...

  13. going to get my melting pot out today!! Love making flowers

  14. These flowers are amazing, and I love anyway to add glitter!

  15. Oi !!!!

    Realmente as criações da Gabrielle Pollacco são maravilhosos e resolvi fazer o meu cartão para participar do desafio. Espero que gostem!!!


  16. I make almost all of my flowers. Lately it's been these ribbon roses. Fun!

  17. Awesome cards! I had fun with this challenge, thanks.