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.

Lily said...

Both of them are gorgeous. Love your flowers.

Hugs,
Lily

Terrie B x 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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