Friday, 7 May 2010

Polka Doodles Challenge - Summer Blossoms

Morning everyone, it's Polka Doodles time again and this week's theme has been chosen by Brenda. She would like you to use Summer Blossoms as your inspiration.
Most of the Design Team, including me, are once again using the gorgeous new All Around & Everywhere CD as we all love it so much.
I've again made an easel card but in a very different shape which I haven't seen anywhere else yet so read on if you'd like to know how I made it.
The flower shape here was made using the Nestabilities Blossom die set but the largest die was a bit small to make a card. I made a template by drawing round the largest one, scanning it into my computer and then adjusted the size so the shape will fit in a 15cm square envelope.
I did the usual thing to make the base by folding the card in half (I used a stripe embossed card for easier folding-by Southfield Stationers) and the drew round the template which was overlapping the fold a little to give a secure fold on the base. I cut a further shape for the front.
I inked all the edges of the card front and the base with pink ink for definition. I added a circle of green polka dot paper to both the card front and the base inking the edges before sticking with green ink.
Using the smallest Nestabilities Blossom die, I cut out some flowers from one of the papers which had rows of pretty pink flowers in circles. I decided the blossom shape is much more in keeping with Brenda's theme and the die was much easier than cutting all the flowers out!
I assembled the card by forming a garland with the flowers which I stuck on with foam tape. I added a sentiment, a butterfly from the CD with jewels on the wings, and finished the base with a punched strip and some pearls.
You have until 12 noon on Sunday 16 May to upload your creations and you'll be pleased to see that we now have a new linking system where you can see small pics of all the entries.


Fiona said...

Great shape to your easel card Fliss. It is so pretty, love the colours and the polka dot paper.

Fiona x

brenda said...

Morning Fliss

How yummy is this, beautiful colours and you really know how to please me as I love easel cards. Thank you for something lovely for my them week.

B x

Nettie said...

Fab easel card Fliss. I love how you formed the shape of your card too.x

Sally H said...

That's brilliant! Fab easel card!

Cheryl said...

oh flisss this is really one beautifully designed easel card love the colurs hugs cheryl xxxx

Dora said...

Awww this is awesome, lovely easel card and colours are fab xxx

craftytrog said...

A gorgeous easel card Fliss! Love the shape! xx