Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

I made this cute card for my mom and dad's 53rd anniversary...

I used the Mat Stack 1 Collection and a saying from the Fillable Frames #4 set.

The flowers are cut for me by my friend BethieJ. The colors were perfect for the Crate Paper Brook collection. I altered the flowers slightly by cutting a hole in the center, running a gather stitch around it, and pulling it tight. It gives the flower more dimension. I used this method on the blue and gold felt flowers.

The small green flower is one I made from ribbon. Here's how it's done.

Take a length a ribbon: #petals x (ribbon_width x 2) + a tiny bit more. So for the flower below, I used 1" ribbon and it has 6 petals... so 12.25" of ribbon.

Mark the ribbon every (2 x ribbon_width). So, for me that's every 2". Run a gather stitch along one edge, over to the other edge every time you reach a mark, and on both ends of the ribbon.

When you pull the gather stitch, the flower starts to form.

I'm going to use this cutie with these scraps of paper. Won't that make a striking card?

Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

Mary said...

WOW!!! That is very stinking cute! Great job with the flowers.

Lisa said...

Joni this is just beautiful. I love the colors you chosen for this card, it looks very tropical.

Lisa said...

These flowers are fantastic! It's just a stunning creation all the way around!

Jen Carter said...

Your flowers are wonderful!! Thanks for showing how you made the one! Cute!

Cyndie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those flowers! Thank you so much for showing how to make them! The whole card is just lovely!

Sue Lelli said...

Joni, LOVE your flowers and how thay are all unique! LOVE your FAB papers, too!

BethieJ said...

Joni I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! The Flowers are FABULOUS! (you KNOW how I LOVE me some flowers!!!) HAPPY 53rd Anniversary to your parents too!!!
Happy Blog Hopping!! Have a GREAT day!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Fun colours and beautiful embelishments! Thanks for sharing the 'how to do' for the flowers!

Tracey McNeely said...

So pretty, fabulous colours.

Karen H. said...

Wonderful card! Love all your different flowers. Thanks for the instructions on the one, I've been wanting to know that.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Gorgeous!! Love the way those leaves look!! what a great card!
Hugs, Wendy

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Wonderful card and beautiful flowers! Thank you for showing how you made them. Definitely will be trying this.

Gina said...

So pretty! Thank you for the tutorial on how to make the flowers. I'll be trying this!!!

Terri said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing how you made the flowers. I am going to give them a try now.

Neusinha said...

Very beautiful your work. I was sad because I lost the time of posting. I have a really nice card on my blog, http://neusinhafusco.blogspot.com/2009/05/cartao_20.html ........ and I'll be happy if you visit me. Thanks

kim23 said...

beautiful card and wonderful anniversary flowers! thanks for sharing how you made these flowers! fun and fabulous colors!