Wednesday, February 20

Blooming Flower Card

Grattis på födelsedagen!


This is my hexagon-shaped birthday card that "blooms" into a six-petaled flower when opened. This design was inspired by Stephanie Hamilton's project as seen in the February 2008 issue of CARDS magazine. Stephanie and I both used the Hexagon Petal Card template that can be found on the Mirkwood Designs website. I love how the flaps overlap to create a swirl pattern which is emphasized by the alternating patterned paper.

For my design, I decided to add a simple ribbon bow closure. The ribbon performs multiple functions on this card. Of course, it keeps the card closed and adds an elegant finishing touch. But on the back of the card, it also conceals the prongs of the brad that I used to attach an embellishment to the inside of the card.

For the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of hexagon- shaped patterned paper with my sentiment printed along the outer edges. I then took apart a silk daisy and attached it to the center of my card with a large brad. I covered up the front of my brad with the "flower fluff" (technical term) from the silk flower.

Materials:
  • Cardstock: Olive Parlor Roses from Scrapbook Walls collection by Chatterbox
  • Patterned Paper: Light Summer Flowers from Scrapbook Walls collection by Chatterbox
  • Accents: Pastel jumbo brad from Making Memories, silk flowers and gold ribbon from Michaels Stores
  • Adhesive: Glue Dots Craft adhesive dots
  • Fonts: Blackjack from Font Bros
  • Tools: Xyron's sticker maker
  • Other: template from Mirkwood Designs; Photoshop
BTW, in case you're wondering, "Grattis på födelsedagen" is "Happy Birthday" in Swedish!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I found your card on Paper Crafts Magazine site under Gallery. It is beautiful. Now I found you here! Your card is lovely the colors, ribbon flow so nicely. Thanks for all your efforts to share your knowledge with others. I'll certainly be checking back often. Diane

Elaine said...

Very pretty. Nice color scheme.

Glee said...

I just found your blog and boy, am I happy I did! I have spent a lot of time this afternoon looking at all your lovely projects here. I have found so much inspiration and I will certainly be visiting here a lot! I do love this card you made and I might just give it a try! Thank you!

Jennie Skaggs said...

Hi...These are fantastic. You do such a wonderful job on your cards. SO creative and love your pics of course. Jennie

Regina said...

Oh, this hexagon flower card is so lovely!
Thanks for sharing!