Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Papertake Weekly - Something Different


The challenge at Papertake this week is to do something different. I decided to have a go at some of these Carnation like flowers I've been seeing in blogland lately. I followed the directions found here. I didn't follow the directions exactly as I used three different sizes of nestabilites rather than a scallop punch. This made a slightly flatter flower than if you use all one size but they're still pretty bulky so I'm gonna have to make a box for this card, something else I don't usually do. But the really different thing for me was making a one colour card with no inked edges. I found this REALLY hard to do, so hard in fact that I had to make another very similar card with inking and sanded/distressed edges. Just regular flowers on the second one so I can easily put it in the post. Can't really decide which one I like the best.

19 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow, these are gorgeous Julie. I'll have to have a go at making these but I see what you mean about needing a box! I like both cards equally, the coloured one and the white one.

Anonymous said...

Both of them are gorgeous. Love your flowers.

Hugs,
Lily

Anonymous said...

Two very beautiful cards Julie,those carnations ae `gorgeous` TFS:)x

Julie said...

Two stunning cards Julie!! Love those flowers, they speak for themselves so need very little embellishing!! Think if I had to choose, in that you threatened to confiscate my chocolate(!), I'd have to pick the second, only because I do love the colour and distressing!! Hard choice though. Love Juliexx

Andy said...

Wow Julie, the flowers are a dream. LG Andy

Suzie Q said...

Hi Julie,

2 beautiful cards those carnations are fantastic will have to give these a try thanks for the link
hugs
Suzie qx

Ruth said...

Two really stunning cards.You've inspired me to try the flowers! Ruth x

Suzanne (Stamp In Style) said...

Both Cards are Beautiful Julie.

Love, love the cream one!

Hugs
Suze x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Both just beautiful :) I adore the flowers too..really stunning!
Hugs Judy xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, elegant cards Julie.
luv
Debby

Sarpreet said...

This is gorgeous must give it a go

Elaine Stark said...

I love them both. The flowers are beautiful. If I really had to choose it would be the second card as I love the colours and distressing. Elaine

Sue said...

Wow Julie these are fab, nice change from the usual flowers, I will definately have a go, thanks for sharing, beautiful cards with beautiful sentiments, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

June Nelson said...

Wow wow wow Julie arent yous uch a clever bunny!!! these flowers are fantastic, im off to have a gander, I do love visitiny our blog, stunning!!!

Dotty Jo said...

Oh Julie, what stunning cards! Those flowers are fabulous...goodness hun, I am speechless yet again! Jo x
BTW, I have a little candy giveaway at my blog until the weekend so why not drop by and take a look!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Both of these cards are amazing, but I have to say those carnations just blow me away. They are stunning.
Caroline xxx

Eisbärin said...

Oh my, those are both BEAUTIFUL! Love the carnations, they look delicious!!
But I do love your distressing on the other version! Also the soft colour on it gives it a special touch.
Love, Alex

Liza said...

Stunning work, the blooms are beautiful.

Liza x

Annika said...

How wonderfully elegant and absolutely stunningly beautiful ... oh how I wish I was able to make cards like that!
TFS
Hugs
Annika

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