Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Creative Card Crew....No Stamps

Hi Susan here...

Today at Creative Card Crew we have started a new challenge and the theme is 'NO STAMPS'. For full details of the challenge and for some great inspiration from the design team please call across to the Creative Card Crew Challenge Blog and try and join in with us!!

Now for my card...

The theme of this weeks challenge is NO STAMPS, so keeping to that I have made my card using dies, handmade paper and a handmade flower.
I have used a small piece of handmade backing paper from my stash....it has a very delicate flowery pattern on it and I felt it was just right for what I wanted. I have stitched all around the edges and distressed with Tim Holtz distressing ink. The sentiment has been made on the computer and printed direct onto the backing paper.

The large swirly accent is a die from Sizzix, I used a pink card then inked the edges of the swirls with the same distressing ink as the backing paper. The pearls and ribbon are from our local market. My flower has been made using scraps of netting and two colours of organza fabric, I used a circle die to initially cut the circles then I used a naked flame to sear the edges before fastening the shapes together with a gem brad. I loved making this flower and it has such a dramatic effect on the card.

Challenges entering -

Thank you so much for looking and for all your wonderful comments
Love Susan


  1. Wauw Susan, what a beautiful and elegant card!! Flower is amazing I love it very much.
    Hugs Ageeth xx

  2. Oh Susan this is absolutely gorgeous ! Your flower is superb ! Love the soft colours too ! Hugs and love from Catherine

  3. Fabulous Susan this is so soft and pretty! Hugs Rebekah xx

  4. What a beautiful flower! Love the softness of the flower and bow. Thanks for another great card at the SCH challenge this week.
    Hugs, Heide
    SCH DT

  5. This is a great card. I love that big flower with all its texture. BTW, your blog is letting me comment in Firefox, which means I will be here more often again - woohoo. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Big Hugs!

  6. wow wee check out those pearl swirls, amazing !!!

  7. What a fab card Mam. The flower is sooooo gorgeous, it's so beautiful up close aswell. The simple sentiment is lovely too.
    Great job, I bet it was hard not being able to use a stamp though! xxx

  8. Loving that flower! Great color. Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!

  9. A beautiful card, I love the vintage style fabric flower - thanks for joining in with our Mother’s Day challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  10. thanks so much for playing along with SC!!!


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