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Thursday, September 8, 2011

My Own Bloom

Ribbon
+
lots of Glue
+
6 Pearls
=
1 homemade bloom

Yes, I made my own flower!  And I have Erum Tasneem and Yvonne Yam to thank for it.  Erum is a guest blogger on Yvonne Yam's blog and she issued the challenge to create a flower.  She has a quick pic tutorial and I followed that to get this...


Now, at first I was a bit intimidated, because I have tried making flowers before.  Then I read what Yvonne thinks makes her Moxie Fab (yes, we all knew it, but now it is official - see here) and I decided I should give it a try.  Plus it was midnight and I was wide awake, so why not?  My finished product is certainly not my normal style, but I had fun and it really felt good to get out of my comfort zone.  I do know that I really should look for those Cosmo Cricket Glubers if I want to make more of these ribbon blooms, I imagine that it would have made the process even quicker (not that it really took that long at all).
My card is based on Card Patterns sketch #131 it really felt like the sketch was made for my giant bloom!  It is also for the latest Paper Players' Challenge, Birthdays - challenge #62.
Smiles,
Julie
Details:  Stamps - Verve, Ribbon - May Arts (courtesy of Leigh Ann Baird - thank you for the ribbon!!!), lace from stash, Pearls - Michael's, twine - stash, Ink - PTI and SU, plus lots of adhesive.

18 comments:

  1. When I saw this card, I audibly sucked in air. This is so beautiful! If I made this card, I sit and stare at it all day.

    I've seen Glubers at Hobby Lobby and somewhere else, maybe JoAnn? I have those Scor-Tape 6x6 Sheets. I cut out a circle nestie and used it like a gluber.

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  2. Julie, this is truly stunning. Really. I love everything on this creation. It is pure perfection.

    Can I call shotgun on this card???? Mine mine mine! lol

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Erum's ribbon flower challenge! Getting out of your comfort zone can only be a good thing right? *winks*

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  3. wait for me while I try not to drool! OH MY GOODNESS! this is beautiful, breath taking! gorgeous gorgeous. I absolutely love your card and all the details too esp those pearls on the top right! So elegant and gorgeous.
    Thank you so much for playing along my challenge at Yvonne's blog. I am so glad you did! You did an absolutely wonderful job and I hope the pictorial was easy enough. You should keep creating blooms... :)

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  4. Whoa, this is GORGEOUS, Julie! I love your handmade flower, and the pretty lace, and what you did with the twine~BEAUTIFUL!

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  5. So gorgeous!! I love the flower...but I love even more how you swirled the twine around!! :)

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  6. Stunning! I always admire your work! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!
    Hugs,
    Lesley

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  7. Julie, this is such an elegant and beautiful card. Your flower is just perfection as is the color combination. So lovely. Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players!

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  8. Wow Julie! Such an elegant design and I just love the soft neutral color combo. Your flower is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

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  9. Everything about this card is just delicious....anyone would love to receive it! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!!!

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  10. Beautiful card! I love the subtle coloring with the pop of yellow in the that gorgeous flower. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Players this week.

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  11. What a gorgeous flower! I love the shabby feel of this card! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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  12. Julie this is just fabulous! I love all the colors & elements you chose. So glad you could play along with us at Card Patterns.

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  13. This is oozing with elegance and I love the vintage feel to this, and you should create more of these beauties because it may not be your "normal" style, but it's your style alright! Love it!

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  14. Stunning! Simply stunning and oh.so.vintagey! My fave part? The fun twine behind the flower - so pretty!

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  15. HI! I made my way here today thru some different blogs, but I wanted to comment on your beautiful card! I love that twine treatment you gave it for the swirls...so creatvie! :)

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