Thursday, 12 June 2008

Papermania Oriental Spice card

My first attempt at using these papers. They have had me truly bamboozled. I'm not an Oriental style card maker full stop - so it's challenging. Anyhow when I started I was thinking of waterlilies - and although the result is not much like a waterlily, it is an oversized flower with lots of dimension.
The flower layers were cut with my X cut shape cutter and circle templates. I then folded the circles into 8 and snipped along each line stopping approx 1 cm from the centre. I thn snipped in between each cut line to give 16 segments. I cut the tip of each segment to give a petal shape. The inner flower is made by taking 8 2 inch circles of Papermania vellum, which I folded using a basic kite fold - when you have all eight they will slot into one another to form a layered circle. The flower centre is a large ribbon brad with some PM spotted satin ribbon knotted through the centre.
I layered a sheet of 6 by 6 oriental spice onto a square card blank and then overlayed a piece of white card across one side. I added 3 eyelets and a small contrasting panel of oriental spice paper layered with lilac card.

1 comment:

eva birdthistle said...

Wow, this is devine! The colour combination is so unusual :)