Monday, February 11, 2013

Best Friends

It's Monday again and that means another challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner and this week the challenge is "Handmade Embellishments."  Our sponsor this week is Eureka and I have used two Eureka images on my card.  First I have colored"Best Friends" with Copics and then used their "Filigree Pattern" to cut and fold my peach colored embellishments. I am ready for spring and I think this card has a spring feel to it.  I also made the flowers for this card and you can see part the tool I made to do the flowers below.

Now here are a few notes on how I made the flowers for my card.

I found a instruction out on the web that said to stick pins into cardboard to make these flowers; but that didn't work well for me.  So I took a wine cork and pushed eight small nails into it trying to stay fairly even.  Then you wrap the yarns or threads (I used a crochet thread) around nails  in a figure 8 type pattern moving across the top of the cork.  I did about three times around and then you have to tie or sew the center together so the flower doesn't fall apart when you take it off the cork.  You can find better instructions HERE or HERE; both of these ladies have very good instructions.  For my flowers I put the nails close to the top of the cork for the smaller flowers and and about half way down the cork for the larger one.  Thanks for looking and have a great day.


  1. What a lovely card you have made. I remember making flowers like this when I was young. Nice to see them being used again. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “use a digi” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  2. Wonderful card the colouring is gorgeous and i love the hand made flowers. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Joan x

  3. Brilliant card and flowers will definitely have a go at these
    carol x

  4. Gorgeous card and a really sweet image. Your flowers are beautiful - thanks for the explanation about making them.

    Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

    Helen x

  5. Really pretty card and super embellishments.Fab instructions too.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Hugs Debbie x

  6. I love this card, so pretty and beautiful embellies.

  7. Brilliant card and flowers Karla, love this image and I am about to set out and do a card for Tammy's tomorrow...Love this and thanks for the idea and link for these super flowers....I have joined as a new member....fab blog..luv annie

  8. What a sweet card and just love the flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  9. Ah just realized that I did not comment on your wonderful post yesterday! Totally love the awesome flowers you have made! Very creative to use a wine cork ;)

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  10. Such a sweet card! Love the image, and the flowers you created! Thank you for joining QKR's Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT


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