I haven't made a card like this in a long time, but I knew when I saw the sketch for this week's challenge at Papercraft Star, that it would be the perfect time for me to try out a tutorial my sweet friend Ira had on her blog a couple of weeks ago. Here's a link for the tutorial. She made several gorgeous flowers out of fabric.
I'm sure most of us have seen these "singed" flowers made out of silk or organza circles, but the little extra step Ira added in made all the difference in how they look. I have to admit I singed mine a little too much and had to trim off some of the more crispy parts. LOL However, the darkened part actually adds a sense of realism to the flower so there's still a little left on the petals. I added lots of sparkly gold on this card with ink, a gel pen and the pretty edge of the ribbon.
If you missed my newsy post a while back you might not know that there have been some administrative changes at Papercraft Star. We are now being led by the awesome Jan Del Bone and you will be seeing several changes over at the Papercraft Star challenge blog.
Starting this past week the winner of the challenge is being chosen by the DT. We've also extended the deadline for getting your entries in until 6:00 a.m. EST on Mondays. You can check out the Papercraft Star challenges page on the blog and see the new challenges Jan has posted for the rest of this month and August. The challenges will be a little broader now and you'll see a lot of photo inspirations for you to work off of.
Probably our most exciting news is that we will have a permanent weekly sponsor starting in August. We've struck up a partnership with The House Across the Bay Etsy Shop. The shop is loaded with fabulous digital collage sheet images that can be used for everything from card backgrounds to ATC's to whatever your imagination can come up with. You can read more about the partnership and what it means for Papercraft Star participants in Jan's post at Papercraft Star here.
And last but not least, be on the look out July 24th for the opening of our Design Team call! I will be heading this up with LOTS of help from boss lady Jan. We'll have more info out on that soon.
Now, like I said, you now have until early Monday morning to get your project linked up. This is a great sketch and we'd love to see what you can do with it.
Papers: My Mind's Eye, Recollections
Stamp: Stampabilities Ornate Textured Background
Inks: Brilliance Galaxy Gold Dew Drop, Sakura Gelly Roll Gold pen
Tools: Nestablilites Labels Four(S4-190) and Classic Scalloped Circles large (S4-124), Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Brackets On the Edge die
Miscellaneous: silk fabric, pearl beads from my stash, Offray ribbon, Recollections bling