April 29, 2014 at 6:56 am #6828
The inspiration for this card, was found whilst doing some garden work. I have this Clematis plant in my garden and oh, how much I love those flowers. Then an idea came to mind, to pick a few flowers and see if I could dry them, and so I did. Of Course, dried flowers are very, very delicate and need some protection, or they will tear. Anyway… this is what I came up with:
And here's how it came together:
For my base card I folded a A4 piece of white cardstock double and cut it a tad bit smaller than 5.7/8 x 7.4/8
Then on the pencil marks I made cut lines, for the acetate to stick through. LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE ….On the right side you have to go 2/4 of an inch, inwards. So ignore the outer cutline at the right side.
From the Bling AddOn, I had this piece of jewelery left and decieded that it was the perfect match, to top off the acetate. I also added some watered down distress ink (Gathered Twigs) which I applied using a watercolor brush.April 29, 2014 at 7:06 am #237166
Paulien this is beautiful, I wish my clematis was in bloom now as this would be a perfect card for my sisters birthday in June since she is the gardener of our family!April 29, 2014 at 7:06 am #237167
I am speechless. The design is stunning, and the flowers are amazing. You are the QUEEN of cards!April 29, 2014 at 12:07 pm #237168April 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm #237169
Amazing!! The dried flowers are an awesome idea and so pretty!
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Gorgeous Paulien!!! I love to dry flowers…I have a Botany Press full of them and some I put in Silica. You inspired me to get them out!!!! It would be beautiful to make a LO and frame it.April 29, 2014 at 10:32 pm #237172April 29, 2014 at 10:48 pm #237171
I KNEW there was something special about that flower when I saw it on FB!! I love the airy, delicate feel to it and you were a genius to put the glass beads in between the layers! It looks so very pretty! Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.
I love clematis as well. I have 4 different ones in my back yard. A white one is especially stunning but the wire tower I have it climbing on, kept falling over last year, so I need to get outside soon before it starts growing again, and FIX that problem! 🙂April 30, 2014 at 12:15 am #237173
Such a beautiful card, with the dried flowers and so many wonderful techniques, Paulien!!!!
Thanks so much for coming up with this!!!April 30, 2014 at 12:33 am #237174
Lovely card. Brilliant use of the beads to add dimension to the flower. No natural flowers grow in my yard, but I imagine the same could be done with a nice Bo Bunny or Prima flower with a similar effect, or maybe even a nice handmade ribbon or lace flower:)April 30, 2014 at 1:17 am #237175May 1, 2014 at 7:37 am #237176
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