Friday, February 11, 2011

True Friends

I guess with all this snowy weather I seem to have finally succumbed to a head cold, but I'm fighting it tooth and nail.
Today, I've been spraying coffee filters and seam binding, scrunching, and drying with the heat gun. Ooh, ooh, lots of messy fingers. Love the non stick craft sheets.
There are so many ways to make these coffee filter flowers so the dies or punches you use  to cut them out with will make them look all different kinds of ways. First, I sprayed the coffee filters with water, then hit them with some Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, scrunched, and heat dried. 3 Lg. petals, 4 Med. petals, 3 Sm. petals and a tiny brad in the center, scrunched it back up, fluffed and hit it with a little bit of Vanilla Smooch Spritz.
You might be asking about the embossed triangle. I saw a YouTube video on this technique and that was before I started writing down the names of the wonderful artists who share their ideas with us. You'll know who you are if you see this and I thank you for your sharing and your expertise. Now, I brayed Crumb Cake ink on the flat side of the folder inserted the Very Vanilla card stock and ran it through the Big Shot. Now, since I've slept since then I don't even remember what she called the technique, but it does come out very vintage.
I also had to color my pearl stickers with a brown Sharpie marker and dab off some of the ink to get my pearl stickers to match my Coffee and Cream color combo.

2 Challenges:
Supplies: 4" X 5 1/2" Chocolate Chip Card Blank, Papers: CTMH-Stripe, Stampin Up-Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Stamp: Heidi Grace-Quotes, Ink: Stampin Up-Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, Stampin Up-Log Cabin and Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Textile, Stampin Up Sizzlits-Birds & Blooms, Stampin Up-Fancy Flower Punch, Sizzix-Tim Holtz Tattered Florals, The Paper Studio-pearl stickers, ribbon-Offray, The Paper Studio-tiny brad, large glue dot. 

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥  


Linda said...

oh, double WOW for the flower and also the triangle...another one of your fabulous creations!

take care of that cold ;-)

Terry said...

ohh, ohh, ohh, that is one gorgeous flower! Love this piece! Hope you get to feeling better! The weather for so many people has just been terrible!! Take care!

Lynn Stevens said...

Ohhh Your coffee filter flowers are so pretty! You could make a pin out of them.

Netty said...

Beautiful flower and love the quote Beverly. Thank you for playing Coffee and Cream at Gingersnaps. Annette x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

That's one seriously gorgeous card, Beverly! Love the coffee filter flower - will have to give it a try. And thanks for sharing how you inked that embossing folder. I was trying to do that a week or so ago and couldn't figure how to put the ink on. All the ways I tried just didn't give me the look I was going for so I gave up. Now I'll try again and hope to have success this time!

Have a great weekend.


Julie Forest said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Beverly! LOVE your coffee filter flower - it looks like fabric! :)

Anonymous said...

Very elegant card, and a stunning flower. xx

Cgra said...

I love the flower and the pearl accents! Beautiful card!

Unknown said...

Lovely card, Beverly! Love your flower! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!