Monday, September 13, 2010

MMSC #71.....A thankyou card

Hello and welcome back to the Papercraft Place! I hope you are all having a great week so far.This weeks's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.

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Here is this weeks Sketch and our Design Team Creations:
For this weeks sketch I decided to create my own version of the Prima Flowers "Grand Dame Mermaid" Here is a picture of the package.
Now here is my version.....

This was created using the following materials

Spellbinders nestabilities dies
Satin fabric
Lace (airbrushed)
Glitter applied to the edges with Crystal Effects
Liquid applique (white)
Prima flower center jewel

I "molded " the petals by spraying the layers with fabric stiffener and laying them in various sized dishes. I dried them with my heat gun. DO NOT  heat the organza layer without sandwiching them between the other layers as they WILL melt ( ask me how I know!) Liquid applique was applied to some edges and heated with the heat gun. The glitter was added to other layers. The flower was assembled with transparent thread and needle. Below is a step by step picture tutorial of some Halloween flowers I did the same way if you are interested. Honestly this really doesn't take a long time......All the same size layers can be cut at once!

Other items used:

Brick wall rubber stamp from CHF
Adirondak paint dauber in pearl (wall)
Recollections swirls
Sizzix die cut frame painted with Ranger crackle paint and rubbed with purple ink
Glitter applied to the wet paint from the wall stamp

Here are the Halloween photos:

Glitter applied to edges

Assembly order of layers

Thanks for stopping by and be on the look-out for some holiday flowers too!



  1. lovely card holly and your flowers are great
    what a great idea

    greetings karin

  2. Holly this is a beautiful thank you card! I love the flowers you have created too! Thanks for the info on them. :) I thought when I saw the Prima package, "Oh, it's a Prima flower." Then I realized you made it once I kept reading.

    Hugs and Love,
    Holly R. Moore

  3. Wow look at this flower-what a knock out!!! Your card is gorgeous and I just love that bling. Thanks for showing us how you made that flower-very interesting and informative. What a beauty!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  4. Gorgeous flower~! Thanks for the instructions on how it came to be. Beautiful card!!!

  5. Holly, your card is beautiful in the white, blue and silver, and your flowers are GORGEOUS! Thanks for showing us how you made them, they look amazing! Beautiful background paper, ribbon and gems! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  6. This is just really pretty Holly....thanks so much for your tutorial on the flowers too! Tracy

  7. Holly what a lovely thank you card. Your flower is divine! TFS

  8. Hi Holly!
    Beautiful card! Love the big flower you made and the swirls are amazingly pretty!

    I am glad to see that I am not the only one haveing "issues" with the heatgun - I once sat some mulberryroses on fire trying to emboss them ;o)

    Your halloween flower is amazing!


  9. Such a beautiful card. I really like the way you made your own flower. What a great idea!

  10. Your flowers are absolutely stunning - thanks for the instructions - they do look easy. I'd love to have a go sometime.
    Love, Andrea xx

  11. Wow, Holly, this one knocks my socks off. Such beautiful details and thanks SO MUCH for the tutorial on making those beautiful flowers. I love the added lace to them. Incredible job. Can't wait to see the Christmas flowers you make!!

    Da Princess

  12. Yowza, Holly!!! Your flower is sooo AMAZING!! I have this spellbinder's die, but I am not sure I could creat anythin like this with it! Stunning, and thanks so much for sharing how you made them! Hugs!!

  13. Oh my giddy aunt Holly - this is amazing - you always have the most amazing embellies, you ROCK at them! Love your flowers and the gorgeous swirl - they are perfect together! What a gorgeous take on this weeks sketch - thanks for the constant inspiration you being us - you motivate me each week! {{{HUGS}}}

  14. Your card is amazing. I just love the flower you created. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation!

  15. Holly your flowers are just breathtaking...Wowza :) Thanks for the mini tut too :)I am glad to be back and missed commenting and visiting your blog. Thanks for being a part of the Midnight Madness Design Team and thanks for holding down the fort while I was away :)