Roses in Forest Grove, Oregon

Roses in Forest Grove, Oregon

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Scrapbooking and card making

I love scrapbooking.  Mostly I make cards, but I've finally started sorting all those years' of photo's in that drawer that feels like a bottomless pit of pictures. I was so bad at dating them! I sure love this digital age we're in!
Anyway, below is a really quick but very pretty card that I love to make. The following photos show the "unfinished" card, with just the "crinkle flower" on it. You can finish it up any way you like.

The first photo is of the card, with two flowers stamped on the same patterned paper and laying flat on the card.  (This paper is one of my favorites, but can I remember where I got it? NO.) I've got to keep my eye out for more of this beautiful paper!

 Next photo shows the flowers, after being "crinkled" yes, you wad the flowers up into a tiny, ugly ball, then very carefully un-crinkle it. I usually re-crinkle each section and kind of shape it. It's attached to the card with ZOTS brand adhesive dots.
Here's a close up of the flower.
 One more picture of the finished flower.  You could do lots to "pretty up" that flower even more! I have a bottle of clear glitter glue that I brush on the flower pedals, I have also attached a pretty jewel in the middle.
Well, hope you have a chance to try this, it's so easy and makes a beautiful card!