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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

JUGS challenge - 3D flower

I recently found this great blog called Just Us Girls Challenge from one of the designers, Kristin Bueter. Well, I had a double whammy smile on my face after finding Kristin! First because I love Kristin's designs (look at one of my favs, her Very Tweet Thank You card here) and secondly because the JUGS challenges are a little different. A great way to start stretching my cardmaking skills now that I'm more confident since first starting my blog!

This week's challenge is to create a 3D flower. Unfortunately, I didn't have any tissue paper to create their pretty fluffy version so I had to improvise. Hhmm, not my greatest crafting skill. Instead, I used my Nestabilities Blossom 2. I die cut three sizes and then used a pen with a wide rounded end to shape the back of them. I then layered them up, reversing the side of the middle size to create a bit more interest. Not as clever as those fluffy flowers, but I liked the way the paper got creased - a look that goes well with that paper! Here it is...

Actually, there was a third smile from meeting Kristin. She directed me to Picasa where it was so simple to fix the awful lighting in my cards - by simply clicking on 'feeling lucky' it freshed them up and it doesn't leave that awful glare you get after using MS Office Picture Manager. A HUGE thanks and HUGS to Kristin!! You're a super cool generous girl!

Papers/cardstock: Bazzill vanilla cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Little Girls paper collection
Mediums: Elzybells White Pigment inkpad in Sugar Candy (this is fabulous stuff!!), detailed white embossing powder
Stamps: sentiment from Gel-a-Tins Mini-Fancy Flakes & Sayings
Accents: BasicGrey buttons, Crate Paper Blue Hill pink trim, string from stash
Tools: Nestabilities Blossom Two, end of a pen!


Stampin' Pam said...

Mary your flower turned out GREAT - I love that new blossom2. Nice layout on the card and the lacey touch adds a nice vintage feel. Thanks SO much for playing along with Just Us Girls! I hope you had a great time and will join us again next Saturday for a brand new WILD CARD challenge.

AND you are SO right about Kristin - she's a delightful "Girl" and we love having her on our team.

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh Mary!!! Look at that GORGEOUS flower!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! What a clever idea to flip the middle layer, I love how that looks...AND you used one of my favorite sets of dp! I also love your crocheted border. I'm going to figure out how to make those ;] Oh, and I'm so happy you used the Blossom 2 die...I was looking at it the other day while window shopping and I thought, "Hmmm...that would probably make a gorgeous 3-D flower." and boy was I right! This is beautiful!!

Thank you also for such a sweet shout out! I'm not good at being the center of attention, but I did sit her with a big smile (like you) while I read your post. I'm so humbled that you talked me up like that! Thank you! Your photo turned out GREAT using Picasa...I can see all the details in this one. I gotta tell you, when I figured out the little trick it took a LOT for me NOT to go back and update all of my photos! LOL I can't let that thought SERIOUSLY enter my mind or I WILL stop and do it! ha ha

I'm so thrilled you came to our Just Us Girls blog and played along with our challenge based on my recommendation! I LOVE your card! This is soooo pretty :O) I really hope you join us again this Saturday for the Wild Card challenge I'm hosting! EVERY participant will be a winner!!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW Mary! Fantastic card and PERFECT flower for sure... Love ♥ the DP's you chose!! TFS... :)

Jen said...

oh, what a beautiful card!! i love your flower!! great job on the challenge!! thanks for stopping by my stampin' spot!! :)

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Gorgeous card Mary, I love the pretty papers and lace. The flower looks stunning, Hugs, Nikki x

Lindsay said...

Mary, 1at off Fabulous blog!!! you are an awesome crafter!!!
SO glad you found us over at Sassy Studio Designs. Yes we are a Digistamp store. You get your images via an instant download you recieve after you process the transaction. they are high resolution Jpegs so you can crop and shrink or blow up even to print almost any size you wish but most people like to use them for cards. if you have any more questions i am always happy to help

also i tried to find this bunny zoe you spoke of and how you found out about me but had no luck if you get a chance could you send me a link I'd like to leave some love on her blog too!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

GORGEOUS flower Mary! I am so glad you played along as the video was just for inspiration only! Your mulit-colored 3-D flower is fabulous! I like how you gave it dimension using a pen! Now, that is what I call RESOURCEFUL! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls & I hope to see more of your creations in all the upcoming challenges!

Andrea M said...

Your flower is fabulous! I adore your card :) Fantastic job!!!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Mary, I love that flower :-)


Silli said...

Mary your card is beautiful, I love the big flower and the colors... Great sketch! hugs Silke


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