Saturday, March 1, 2008

Flower-shaped Card /Scrapbook Album Templates (6 inch)

This card and templates were inspired by Maria who made this this incredible project (<---that's her Close to My Heart website.) I couldn't find my Coluzzle, so I made new templates. (The largest flower JUST fits on 6x6 paper so you can use any 6x6 paper pads for this project.)

I've used S.U.'s Bali Breze designer series paper (It only took about half of one sheet) & some Soft Sky and River Rock cardstock. The sparkled center flower is done using this easy technique:

Supplies: flower (or image), Versamark, Heat'n'stick powder, Paper Piercer, HEat gun, Dazzling Diamonds.

1) Gather all supplies so you can work quickly
Make flower (see below)
3) Erase pencil lines & cover it in Versamark
4) Sprinkle with Heat'n'stick powder
5) Heatgun it (I like to lay it on a heatproof surface & hold it down with my paper piercer, so I don't burn my fingers)
6) Cover in Dazzling Diamonds (or Iridescent Ice)
7) Heat again to set it

How to make the flowers:

Print the templates out on Naturals or other sturdy cardstock

Trim roughly and then cut template out carefully

Trace onto designer paper or cardstock & cut out. Erase pencil lines. These flowers look great layered and make a great photo plaque, like Maria made, or a sweet little scrap book album cover. I made them into this card by using my Creative Memories circle cutter:

If you lay the template on a standard sheet of paper on an angle you can cut a roughly 6 inch diameter circle card out without having to have 12x12 paper:

More Card Details:

the letters are just S.U.'s outline alphabet embossed in Taken With Teal and clear e.p. (on Notebook designer series paper) and cut out. The wee flower is punched with the Three for You flower punch. (If you want soft sky paper with white dots for your letters and flower, but don't have Notebook paper, you could use the little polka dots stamp in Three for You.) The dot of the "i" is coloured with a Tempting Turquoise marker & beaded. I've glued the beads & letters on with crystal effects.

Thanks for reading,


Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Mel, thanks for the templates as well, fab

I have tagged you as well if you fancy playing the deets are on my blog xx

Maria said...

Oh wow Mel! I'm so glad you tried it out. Isn't it fun? I made a few and put them on the wall and the others, I created a flower album.

I love your card! It's so pretty. I think I'll make a card too! Your card inspired me!


Corie said...

OH WOW -- These are just AMAZING

Kim Etherington said...

This is beautiful too. So talented. I have to get reinspired. My card I've had in the works for weeks looks even more like crude after seeing your work. Aarrggh.. keep up the beautiful work!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

You CRAZY gal Kim, You are so hard on yourself. I know how you feel; I think that about my stuff compared to to all the amazing work on the Net. We're silly huh? ;0) OXO Mel

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the template--I may have to give it a try.