Thursday, 30 April 2009
napkin and foldy flower cards
I was asked by the local ICA to do a little demo on Wednesday night. Not sure of what to do, I decided on some frugal crafting - rather apt given our countries current situation and used cheap copy paper that I had printed "foldy flowers" onto and a patterned paper napkin, leftover from St.Patrick's day about 4 years ago - despite my best efforts I do hoard!
The foldy flowers are a free digi download from the talented Tracy Lynn Miller at www.fred-she-said.blogspot.com - followed her site when she first started blogging but had lost track of her recently but she now has a digi store and her designs have been made into rubber stamps. She is worth hopping over to for a look - her colouring is divine - although I used precoloured flowers for this card.
So the card is a square blank with one panel of the napkin spray glued to it - you just use the thin top layer with the picture printed onto it. Normally each napkin has 3 layers - use the other 2 for cleaning up any mess! Smooth the image down onto the card either with your fingers or a wallpaper seam roller will do the job effortlessly. The embossed napkin edges will disappear when you burnish them sufficently.
Make up the foldy flowers according to the directions and then use a hot glue gun to attach on top of the napkin leaves. Finish flower centres with a diamonte or a button glued in place.
For the candle I simply tore the image from the nakin panel - you want gentle feathered edges - spray glue on the reverse, centre and smooth the image on the candle. Glue more completed foldy flowers onto the image to add dimension and finish with some stick on diamontes.
I then simply used a scrap of designer paper (Basic Grey) to cover the brand name on a paper bag, added a tag made from a scalloped circle nestability and finished with another foldy flower.
Polka dot pink ribbon finishes the bag and the tag.
There it is - a matching set - and it cost cents - and no leftover stash to try to find room for! (Which is just as well , my room is overflowing with junk that had no other home and I desperately need a sort out. I need someone to organise all my stuff in something other than the teetering piles I favour.