Monday, May 31, 2010

Averie's Posy

Here's another card I made a while back. This was baby card I made for a cousin who finally had a little girl after 2 boys. I wanted to make something really fun and girly and to my surprise i found myself reaching for Crushed Curry to do it! I'm still surprised how great this colour can be in the right situations because I actually hated it when it first came out. It was actually the stunning Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper that helped me change my mind, I've used some of that paper on this project. This Paper lends itself really well to the whole shabby chic look. If Crushed Curry (or Bermuda Bay or Dusty Durango) has finally caught your fancy, don't forget that it is only available until the end of this month!!

I'm also really loving all of the paper flowers/medallions that have been showing up in papercrafting. A few years ago when I did a class on paper flowers, I had to search like crazy for ideas and then had to come up with most of them on my own. Now, though it seems like there are hundreds of varieties out there and every other card features one. Here's a close up of the posy flower I made for this card.

It's super easy to make and with the right paper choices really fabulous. I'm not sure who to credit with this kind of flower, I think it has been around for a long time but, I first took notice of it on Dawn McVey's blog. Basically all you do is roughly tear out 3 circles in complementary papers, and then after crumpling and distressing each one to your satisfaction you stack them and stick a brad or button on. Fun!! I've gotten quite hooked on the paper flowers, as you will see over the next few days. Hope you enjoyed.

Happy Stampin'

1 comment:

Sandi said...

Nadia, you are so right about this card -- I am totally amazed at how beautiful it looks as shabby chic. I felt the same way you did after buying this paper, and haven't grown to "love" it, but you have changed my mind. Love your ribbon adornment.