A little discovery…

By July 14, 2008Just Cards

I actually finished my "release chores" a bit early and I have been sitting at my workspace playing around a bit more.  Have I ever mentioned how much I like to play?  I made a small discovery that I just LOVE, and I think you will too!
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I picked up some thin cotton canvas fabric a few weeks ago at the store with the intent of doing something with it one of these days!  I pulled it out this afternoon and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Flower #1 dies that are my *favorite*! 

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Stamped_flowers
Melissa mentioned on her blog the other day that a few of the images in her NEW Floral Frenzy set being released tonight, coordinated with the dies.  So I used some Berry Sorbet ink and the coordinating flower image to embellish the canvas flower.  I love the word *coordinate*!

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Flower_slits
I cut little slits at each petals intersection all the way around the canvas flower.

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Crumpled_flower
Next, I crumpled up the flower and rolled it around a few times between the palms of my hands.

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Finished_canvas_flower
Here is the finished distressed flower.  Isn’t it such a pretty shabby chic look?  I can’t help but wonder what other colors would like like when using this same technique in the future!

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And here is the card I put together using the flowers I made.  The Pretty Pink Polka Dots Paper from the Pink Patterns 12×12 Patterned Paper Collection complimented the flowers perfectly.  I distressed the edges of the paper by sanding them with a sanding block in a cross hatch motion to expose the white core.

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The sentiment is from Quilter’s Sampler (also released tonight) and perfect for this card since I used stitches to hold the buttons in place!  I am so in love with the way these flowers turned out.  Wouldn’t it be SO cute to embellish a small purse with flower like this?  Oh, I just LOVE to stamp! (insert HUGE grin!) See you later tonight!

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Stamps: Floral Frenzy & Quilter’s Sampler
Ink: Berry Sorbet Palette ink, White Craft ink from SU!
Paper:  Classic Kraft, Stamper’s Select White, Sweet Blush cardstock, Pretty in Pink 12×12 Paper Collection (polka dots)
Other:  Sweet Blush satin ribbon, vintage pearl buttons, sewing machine, slot punch from Making Memories, white cotton canvas, needle & thread

Finished Size: 4.25 x 4.5 inches

Nichole Heady

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