Tuesday, May 26, 2009

GC11: Color Challenge--Yellow, Dark Brown, & Green

It was necessary for me to work on Memorial Day, and Billy worked last night and tonight, this is the perfect opportunity for me to do what I call "play."

When I saw this challenge, at Gingersnap Creations, and the Black eyed Susan's, I knew the card to make was a flower gift card holder. The colors are perfect and are so cheerful, that is the feeling I hope anyone who receive it would feel.

To make the flower I used my cutting system from Creative memories and 1" circle punch for the outer petals, using these tools it is simple to make a circle into a flower. The first layer of petals is a print paper, I used small dots, the second layer was solid yellow card stock. This is so versatile you could use prints or solids, there is not limitations, just your imagination. Brown stitch lines were added to give the petals more accents. Leaves were cut and then folded to give dimension. The center pocket is dark brown card stock which I add lines to make the the lattice look, used a gold gel pen and also added dots to the center. The picture below the center of each square is pierced and then added a dot in the center so that it would show more.
I was talking with my daughter Jamie, who is a teacher. she told me about some of the projects she does and that they have a lot of scrap paper. This would be the perfect project for the scraps and am sure that her students would come up with some very creative and unique flowers. The project is easy and fun, once you make one you want to make more.

My other daughter Kaylene is looking for a job and can use some cheering up, these bright colors will definitely put a smile on her face.

You don't have to use it as gift cardholder. by adding a sentiment on a card it can be placed in the pocket, sure anyone would love to receive this flower which would last a long time.

Thanks for the inspiration. Now go out and create something fabulous.


  1. Lovely work! Great idea!!

    Please take a look at the Crafty Creations Challenge Blog... some good news for you!!!!

    Sweet greetings,
    Saskia :)

  2. This is absolutely stunning. How creative. I just love it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is fabulous! I love how you made the flower! Thanks for playing!

  4. Hi Sue, this is such a wonderful idea!! Thanks for sharing, it is lovely, and I'm sure your daughter enjoyed it very much! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment too!! I so appreciate it!

  5. Hey Sis,
    Love seeing what you are doing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Love Ya. Kay



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