Monday, January 28, 2008

Lots of folding

Hello. I hope your week has started out great. Today's technique challenge on Splitcoast was a folded dahlia. This was something new for me and I loved the samples, so I decided that I must make one. And I think it will be the last one that I make. It was very hard to get all the folds even working with such small pieces. I guess I just don't have the patience to do that. The flower is made up of 8 circles that are folded a number of times and then arranged in a circle to form the flower, which turns out very pretty. I used my 1-3/8" circle punch and some designer paper that I've had for awhile. The paper was a blue-gray, so I built my card around that and pulled out a piece of bordering blue, which happens to be my least favorite color from SU. I decided I needed a couple of contrasting colors to make the card pop, so I chose elegant eggplant and cameo coral. The sketch I used was found here, a blog I just found today. I cut the white quarter circle the same as the dp, and then trimmed off the dp with my scallop scissors. I sponged the edges and added dots along the scallops. I pulled a 1/2" printed brad from my stash, lightly sanded it and topped it with a stamped circle and page pebble for the center of the flower. The square panel is popped up.

stamps: priceless, kind thoughts, fancy flexible phrases (SU)
ink: elegant eggplant
paper: bordering blue, elegant eggplant, cameo coral, whisper white, dp (unknown)
other: 1-3/8" & 1/2" circle punches, giga scallop circle punch (Marvy Uchida), scallop scissors (Fiskars), piercing tool, brad, page pebble.

I'm so glad you stopped by.


Kim Hughes said...

you did an amazing job. I have seen this tech. and plan to give it a try :)

Valerie Byrnes said...

This is a beautiful card!!

bensarmom said...

Melody, this is absolutely gorgeous! I'm going to try that paper folding with the smaller circle punch and see how it looks. I used my larger scalloped circle punch.

MJ said...

Wonderful colors and great job on the fold, these two challenges do go together perfect. Thanks for playing.

Lastel said...

Beautiful !