Sunday, April 17, 2011

Card Candy

Here is my submission for the card candy category of the current PTI Swap. We are to make 2 pieces for each set, six sets. The pieces can either be matching or coordinating. I am not a big floral person. My embellies tend to be fairly simple and plain, a ribbon or a couple of brads. But lately it seems that everyone has been adding large flowers to their projects. So I looked around online to find a tutorial on how to do some of these things. This first flower is a spiral flower. To make it I followed THIS tutorial. I used a 5" square of Raspberry Fizz Mix patterned paper. I cut a spiral and rolled, securing with glue dots and adding Crystal Effects at the end to hold it all together.
This next flower is from a Nicole Heady blog post, seen HERE. It is super quick and easy--the part that took the longest was die cutting all the felt flowers. I used the Beautiful Blooms II die, the large one and cut five flowers for each one. Fold 4 in half and half again, and stitch down to a flat flower. Add a button and some ribbon "leaves" and you're all set. I love how fluffy this flower is! It is from Rasp. Fizz felt. Buttons and ribbon are also PTI.
Here they are together. These are both fairly large. I'd guess the felt flower is about 2" in diameter, not counting the leaves, and the spiral rose is about 1.5". I only had enough felt to make 7 flowers, so that is why there is only one per set. But I think the spiral rose is cute too.
I'm pleased with how these turned out. Hope you like them too and learned something today. While I was fooling around with making my own embellies, I did a couple of others; I will post them tomorrow.

12 comments:

sgc said...

Amy--I LOVE them! Hope to finish my card candy tomorrow. Hope it turns out as pretty as yours did.

sgc said...

Amy--I LOVE them! Hope to finish my card candy tomorrow. Hope it turns out as pretty as yours did.

Michele L. said...

AMY- very very pretty. I'm so glad I'm hosting and get to keep one!

Sara said...

Floral Heaven, I love them both;)

joannhw said...

very cute!!! Love them!

Tracie said...

Beautiful - I love your flowers.

Jen A said...

More lovely blooms! TFS!

Banu said...

WOW, these turned out just gorgeous. Super cute. They both look so good together. Awesome!!!!

Kelli said...

These are AWESOME AMY!!!!! I just got a card with the flower die used folded like that have often admired them, now with FELT??? OOOOO I'm EXCITED to try it out!!! :) GORGEOUS set!!!

Chris said...

these turned out awesome too!!

Susan said...

Oooooh!!! I love them!! I hope I get one. :) I haven't started my card candy yet. Too intimidated. But you have inspired me!!

Angela said...

Gorgeous! Love the pink!