April 11, 2010

{SSS64} A Bit Too Much!


It's Sunday and time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge hosted by Karen Giron at The Sweetest Thing!   I almost didn't post this card because it's just a bit too much! : )  Maybe it was MW's eye rolling that did it?? ; )  The leaf placement was bugging me, so I tried to take them off and that made a bigger mess of things!  It wasn't my best day of cardmaking, that's for sure! 


Although, I don't care for the finished card, there are a couple things I like about it, so I'm showing it to you anyway.   How about the cute scalloped border on the bottom?   I got this idea from a video tutorial on Stampin' Connection using the Stampin' Up! scalloped edge punch.   

As for the scrunchy flowers, there are many different ways to create them, but one of my local stamping buddies {Hi Sara!} shared this particular technique with me.   Using the scalloped circle punch, select your cardstock and punch 5 circles.  Stack them up and poke a small hole in the center of all of them.  (I use the piercing tool from my SU tool kit)  Then, get them WET!  Seriously!  I took them to the bathroom sink and dipped them in for a few seconds.  After the bath, towel them off slightly and take a large brad and put it through all 5 of the scalloped circles.  Taking the top one first, scrunch it all up around the brad.  Then do this same thing to the remaining 4 "petals".   It really doesn't take that long for them to dry and they are ready to use!   Obviously, this would not be a card that I could mail as the flowers are simply too poofy.  But, don't you think they would be perfect on a gift box or basket?  Maybe I can salvage them by doing that instead!  :)

Below is the super Sweet Sunday Sketch!  Be sure to blog on over to Karen's blog and check out all the incredible creations by her Sweet Sunday Stampers!  Oh my, they are awesome this week, as always!


It's a lovely day here and I really should get outside and enjoy it!  

Later Peeps!  :)


"Never say, "oops." Always say, "Ah, interesting." ~Author Unknown

Supply List:  All products are Stampin' Up! unless noted.
Stamps:  sentiment (Hero Arts)
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, designer paper (Basic Grey - Lemonade)
Other:  Scalloped Edge Border Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, Swiss dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), leaf from the Two-Step Bird Punch, large brads, Janome Sew Mini.

14 comments:

Marisa said...

Thanks for telling us how you made these, Pam. Never thought of giving my flowers a bath LOL! I think they look great!!! Not a mailing card for sure, but it would sure make a statement in a gift bag or basket. Love the scallops along the bottom and the colours you used. NO issues with your card from where I sit. I think it's gorgeous :D

Shannon Willis said...

I think your card is beautiful. I love everything about it. The color combination is awesome and I love, love, love the flowers. I tried to make them recently, but they did not turn out near as cute as yours. I skipped the bath step. Thanks for details.

Julie said...

Are you kidding? This is flippin' awesome! I just adore what you've done here!!!

Vicki said...

Wowzers Pam, I loove the card, you are being way toooo hard on that sweet little card. Sooooo cool!!!

Karen Giron said...

Oooh, thanks for the tip on the flowers! Cardstock is so difficult to scrunch, so this is perfect! I don't think your card is too over the top - I'm loving those flowers!!

Tara Bilbao said...

I am so glad you decided to share your card. It is very beautiful and caught my eye immediately. Thank you for sharing the info about the bath. I have scrunched thinner paper but left the card stock alone since it is too stiff. Beautiful card and great tip!

Irena said...

Lovely card, I love the flowers

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Pam, I love it! I need to try and make one of these flowers.

Two Happy Stampers said...

I don't know what you're talking about! Your card is incredible and so much fun! It looks awesome! =)

Pam Varnell said...

WOW Pam I love this. Totally adorable and just stunning.

~Stacy said...

Those are some seriously gorgeous flowers Pam :) thanks for sharing...

Thanh Vo said...

You're right, Pam... I have seen several ways to do this, but I think I like yours the best and hope to try sometime this weekend! It sounds MUCH easier and way more simple than the rest of the methods I've seen. Stunning card my friend!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I don't think it's too much, I think it's GORGEOUS...wow. this is just stunning, Pam!

Lee said...

Hi Pam! Maybe it's because i'm upside down in Australia, but from this angle, your card is perfect in every way! btw, my birthday is... hehe.

Lee x