Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Scrunchy Flowers Card

I don't know!  Sometimes after Christmas and having eaten a bit more than normal it is a relief in a way to go back to simple foods and not too many snacks (well mostly).  Anyway I decided follow this train of thought and to keep things quite simple for this card! I stamped and embossed  (with a pearl powder) the card and decided to highlight this with some mica paint.  The "writing" sentiment stamp was inked, embossed, torn apart and put onto a torn piece of vellum - so minimal layers.  The Scrunchy Flowers were made with just circles of paper (not sure I quite followed the instructions but quite like the outcome).  

I am going to enter this into the Sunday Stampers Challenge/Giveaway from Hels Sheridan.

The sentiment is from Stampendous (Flower Path).  The card background is stamped with Dylusion (How Does Your Garden Grow).  The Scrunchy Flower technique is based on an idea from the technique from this blog The Artsiders.  I just roughly cut out some circles of paper, inked with distress inks, scrunched, added some highlights with mica paint and glued together.  

The ribbon looks very bright and the mica paint not showing up!

Love the Scrunchy Flower technique - I have a feeling all of my cards will have these from now on (well until I get a  Melt Pot and can try glazed ones!)

Ribbon and flowers both looking brighter/darker than in real life - I think  not having enough natural light.

Stampendous Sentiment

Trying to show the Dylusions Stamps in the background with the  mica  paint highlights.

Mica paint highlights


  1. Fab card Jacky, yep it is good to go simple after the excesses of Xmas lol LOVE your fish btw, I end up feeding them for yonks lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper and a happy new year to you x

  2. Your card is just beautiful and those scrunched up flowers are fabulous. A great technique that I might just have to try out! Thank you for the inspiration. Hugs, Anne x