June 21/11  "Yellow - L20 Silk Flower"

Created: June 21, 2011

Size: 5.5"w x 7"h

This weeks theme is Sun/Moon or Yellow

I've used a quote by Quietfire Design.

I recently saw this silk flower online and wanted to try it. Worked well.

I die cut 4 sizes of Spellbinders Circles from a piece of blush colored polyester silk material. I believe the largest circle was around 3.5". I then made slits about 1/3 down to create 5 petals. Held each petal over a candle flame to get the heat to curl the fabric. Careful, it can catch fire easily so have a bowl of water handy and nothing flammable near you... Continue rotating the flower and doing each petal. I also used some tweezers to hold my fabric and the rest of the petals out of the way. When all four layers are done I sprayed them lightly with Adirondack Butterscotch and a bit of Glimmer Mist in a peach tone and dried them. I then punch a hole in the center. I also made a little fringe piece from some brown cardstock, then put a pearl brad through the lot.

I die cut the Labels 20, the 3rd one up from cream cardstock, the 4th one up from a deep yellow C'ordinations, dry embossed and sponged some Distress around the edges, the 5th one up (largest) from a bright yellow cardstock. Each was dry embossed. I then used the largest die as a stencil to cut around the outside edge to make a cream toned mat.

Stamped my quote with Versafine Vintage Sepia. and added some white half pearls in various sizes.

I did a direct to paper on the front of the card with distress Dried Marigold & Mustard Seed, misted with water and dried. Then embossed with the Flowers folder from set #656978. Since it was a beautiful repeatable pattern I had no problems doing the whole card. I then touched the high points with Fired Brick, Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed, then clear embossed.





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