Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Paper flower engineering

http://www.craftykylie.com/2016/04/international-blog-highlight-theme-love.html


Welcome if you are visiting from Kylie Bertucci's International Stampin' Up! Blog Highlight. The theme is Love and although it is a birthday card it is for my Mum and Mums deserve extra special cards don't they to show our love, and this one was an extra special one!

It was a real explosion of pink flowers, and I love the combination of Melon Mambo, Basic Grey, Smokey Slate and Basic Black, with a few crystals of course.

 As you can see the flowers spring out of the card with nothing to support them. The trick is extremely tiny spots of wet glue on the tips of the petals and hold together until they stick. I use the Stampin Up Tombow Liquid Multipurpose glue as it has such a quick 'grab' time and it is super strong. Of course the quality of the card is important too so it doesn't sag or wilt.  I love the effect though and it makes such a statement card.

Let me know what you think about it and if you've tried something similar.

I'm entering this into Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight under the theme of love.  I'd love if you would go over and vote for me on:  http://www.craftykylie.com/2016/04/international-blog-highlight-theme-love.html

I love the quote below that shows how much love is put into a homemade card!
 

Hope you like it - my Mum loved it!  Phew...

Helen x

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4 comments:

Karen Petitt said...

A really beautiful card Helen, love it Karen x

Judy Buermann said...

Wow, so clever!

Helen said...

Thank you! x

Melissa (Mel's Card Corner) said...

Beautiful card, Helen! How clever to glue the flowers together to create a panel for your card. Brilliant!