Monday, June 29, 2009

Something I've Been Wanting to Try

Hi! Softball season is still going strong. Two more games today - we split again won 1 lost 1. Play two more tomorrow too :)

I made this card for the sketch challenge on PaperCraftPlanet. I thought it was a fun sketch to work with and when I saw the sketch I thought of these paper flowers that I have been wanting to try. I've seen them made a couple of different ways, but I made mine with tissue paper and Glimmer Mist.



First I cut 6 circles from the turquoise tissue paper, each a little smaller than the last. Then I sprayed them twice with sky blue Glimmer Mist. I waited for that to dry, doesn't take long. I crinkled the circles and then flattened them back out and layered them. I put a button in the center and stitched it with DMC embroidery thread. The stitching on the card is Martha Stewart floss. I cut the leaf shapes from Bazzill cardstock and crinkled them and them adhered them with glue dots. It was really easy to make, I will be making more :)

Our quote for the day: "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. " — Thich Nhat Hanh

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

8 comments:

Danni said...

Very nice!

Deb said...

This is beautiful! Love the paper flower, and all that gorgeous stitching! Reminds me of smocking!

Teresa said...

Really cute, and now you will get hooked on the glimmer mist.

Lynette Neus said...

Beautiful card, Jeanette! Love that flower - very nicely done!

stampmonkey said...

SOOOO cute, Jeanette!!! I LOVE the detailed hand stitching and the beautiful paper flower (I'm gonna have to give that one a try)! Fun colors and dp too!

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous card - Jeanette!!! Love the flower and the stitching!!! The layout is soooo cool and unique!!! Love it!!!

HAPPY BIRTHAY TO YOU!!! Hope you will have a fabulous day!!! Hugs ~S~

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my GOODNESS, Jeanette! This is AWESOME!!

Hope you had an AWESOME birthday!!

Christina Fischer said...

Jeanette, this is fabulous!! I LOVE the flower, button and stitching! :)