Monday, 13 July 2009

Wire flowers card

This card looks naff in the scan (i really need to learn to take a good pic lol).
It is so much better in real life so to speak.
This took me nearly 3 hrs to do.
Yes there are some peel offs on this card, the outside borders and flowers on vase but rest is all handmade.
It is a gatefold A5 card. I used pearlescent white and i did the embossed grid pattern by turning my card on my eazi score board and embossing the lines, really like the effect. Added a heat embossed strip down the centre (made my own mix of black , white and clear sparkle embossing powders and silver enamel magic).
I made the vase from acetate and folded back the sides to give a 3D effect vase i then filled it with silicon gel and put in wire flowers and twirly grass like wires. Mounted it onto black hammered card and matted that onto pearlescent silver. Finished it off by adding silver flower outline peel offs to vase then i filled the petals with platinum liquid pearls and added clear gems, added gold gems to wire flowers to add another colour, felt clear gems wouldn't have worked.
I'm really pleased with this card it is an idea i have had for a while but never had a chance to use, i have always but my wire flowers behind card vases before but i prefer the clear acetate and the silicon really looks like water in the vase, might have to see if i can tint the glue a light blue as that would look better. Need to work on placing the vase on card as a little silicon escaped and marked the card, hence the white glitter round the vase lol.
Thank you for reading and hopefully liking my card.


Cheryl said...

hi hun
this is a great card and love the black and white why dont you try and take pictures in the macro mode as having it in that mode takes really clear crisp images hope that helps love cheryl xxx

Liz said...

Its lovely another I'd never be able to do!
Well done

Liz x