Sunday, April 3, 2011

Silk Flower Elegance



I have this card to share with you that I made earlier this week. Back in the Fall my friend Kristin and the other girls on the JUGS team had a challenge to make fabric flowers. Some of the girls tried this technique where you use a silk-type fabric and burn the edges to make them curl. Well, several of the girls on the Color Throwdown team thought this was such a neat idea and wanted to try it too. But for me personally, I never put "buy fabric to make those cool flowers!" on my list of things to-do! Luckily, my sweet friend Broni DID put it on her list and she sent each one of us some different colors of fabric for Christmas! So this past week I decided to give the technique a try, and here is the result! Simple, gorgeous and elegant, don't you think?
The hardest part of this is just trying not to burn your fingers! LOL I found two tutorials if you want to give this a try.... here and here. I secured the center with a large pearl brad, added some bling and a sentiment from Kitchen Sink Stamps "Simple Sentiments."

Give this a try sometime! You'll love the results!

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Broni said...

Absolutely fabulous, Tammy! Simply elegant!!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty, Tammy! The color is wonderful--very elegant with the bling!

torico said...

Simply beautiful! Thank you for the links to those fabulous tutorials.

bensarmom said...

Tammy, this is just gorgeous! Can you get the same affect by using your heat tool? Today I put a card in the SCS gallery where I heated my ribbon with my heat tool. Just a thought.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

GORGEOUSNESS! WOW! That flower really pops on the black/white-I love this!!!

scrappingnana said...

Yes, this is gorgeous. Love the flower and the design of the card. TFS