Friday, 8 June 2012

Faux Pressed Flowers

Is there anything my Big Shot can't do?  Well, it's not so good at housework or at producing chocolate for me to scoff at random points of the day, but apart from that, it's a pretty nifty bit of kit!  One of my favourite embossing folders of all time is the wonderful lattice work and today I've used it to make a card for Mynnette's Technique Tuesday challenge which, this month, is the faux pressed flowers technique.

I followed the sketch at Mojo Monday, but just couldn't make the ribbon work at the top so I moved it to the bottom, which given that I didn't particularly want a sentiment, worked better for me.  Hope this is allowed!

Here's what I came up with:

I wanted to try the faux pressed flowers technique with smaller flowers because I thought they would look good on the glorious swirl from Everything Eleanor.  I'm really pleased with the result.  I added tiny pearls to the centres, which was a bit of an exercise in patience!  This is such an easy yet effective technique.  Here's a close-up of the embossing:

Stamps: Everything Eleanor
Ink: Pear Pizzaz
Card: Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Naturals Ivory
Paper: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Other: Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon, Twitterpated Designer Buttons, Island Indigo Baker's Twine

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  1. This is sooooooo beautiful - can't wait to try this out myself - Jacqueline xx

  2. Wow, such a pretty card. I love it! Di xx

  3. So soft and pretty. Love the way the flowers are pressed. x

  4. Isn't this a great idea. I am about to do one. hiave joined you as a new follower..

  5. This is wonderful Victoria - I like the way the little flowers look as if they're part of the swirl! Vicky x

  6. Fantastic card! Love the embossing and flowers, such pretty colours. xxx

  7. OH MY WORD!!!!!!!!!! Yes...I had to put that many {!} on there!!! Victoria, this is exactly why I started the Technique Tuesday challenge--so I could see the genius of other crafters! This is amazing and I LOVE IT--totally gonna have to CASE you on this one! Thanks for joining me at Technique Tuesday! :)

  8. Gorgeous card, Victoria. I agree those flowers fit the swirl perfectly. Love the colours too. Helps to brighten up what has been a very dull day x

  9. These little flowers are adorable with the swirl from Everything Eleanor! This design would work well with those ColorQ colors this week.

  10. WOW this is Gorgeous, Victoria! I've never heard of the faux pressed flower technique before but I love it! Must try it soon.

  11. Never tried this technique before hun so will have to give it a go. A very pretty card. Really love the embossing folder. Big hugs Clare xxx

  12. Love the way you've used the Ittly Bitty Flowers. Didn't think of those when I was making mine - Next time though.

    Greetings from Germany

  13. it's really nice with all these little flowers.

  14. Gorgeous Victoria! This has turned out so amazing. Love the flowers and embossing you chose.

  15. This card is wonderful. Isnt this an awesome technique? I couldnt wait to try it when I saw it. Your end result is just beautiful, Victoria! Love it xx


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