Feb 20 2014

Fringe Flower

We have a fun sketch challenge for you today over on Create with Connie and Mary..super simple!  Come play along!


I've only played around with the fringe scissors a couple times.  I decided this sketch would be perfect to make a flower.  The challenge is keeping the flower "stem" low enough so that it looks good on the front of a card.


CCMC291 Fringe Flower

I've also been wanting to learn how to do the Sunburst Technique with Designer Paper.  It was easier than I thought it would be!  I used the soft colors in Watercolor Wonder for mine and made the points show under the flower where I wanted the focus to be.

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock, folded in half.
  2. I stamped the bottom of the front with the little line of flowers from You're Lovely SAB, then added tiny pearls in each center.
  3. I started the Sunburst Technique with a 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 piece of scrap cardstock, then cut my diagonal pieces to fit across it.
  4. Across the top of the Sunburst piece, I stamped the greeting from Sweet Essentials with Gumball Green ink on 1/2 strip Whisper White.
  5. The fringe flower was made with a 2 x 10 piece of DSP, folded in half lengthwise and adhered, then added Sticky Strip across one end and fringed the bottom portion.  I rolled it up and then flattened it out, leaving the loops in the flower "petals" as much as possible.  I added two Gumball Green bird wing leaves under the flower.
  6. In the center, I placed a green Glimmer Brad with Mini Glue Dots (it doesn't fit all the way thru).
  7. It was placed on the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Make sure to check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team's creations this week!  I love what they did with this sketch!



9 People have left comments on this post

Feb 20, 2014 - 08:02:07
Deb said:

Love the fringe scissors and this is another great way to use them! Thanks for that idea! I need to try this sunburst technique! Great idea to use it with this sketch! Beautiful card!

Feb 20, 2014 - 02:02:42
Sandi Dailey said:

Awesome job Connie!!  Love your Fringed Flower — always looking for new ways to use the new Fringe Scissors!!!

Feb 20, 2014 - 03:02:19
Amie said:

Beautiful card!

How did you end up keeping the stem short enough to adhere to the card?

Feb 20, 2014 - 10:02:49
joyce pacer said:

Your card is beautiful.  Thanks for sharing.

Feb 21, 2014 - 10:02:46
Lisa Martz said:

I need to learn how you do this!  I love that fun flower!  Thanks for the instructions on how to do it…something to try tomorrow!  Pretty card!

Feb 21, 2014 - 03:02:52
Carol Carriveau said:

Love the Water Color DSP and it makes such a lovely Sunburst design and fower!!! So soft and pretty – adding the gumball leaves is very fun against the Crisp Cantalop c/s.   Now if SU! could get the fringe scissors back….    Looking forward to an anser to Amie's question about the fringe flower end….thanks, Connie!

Feb 26, 2014 - 12:02:01

Connie, I've been admiring your card all week!  The design, colors and dsp patterns all look so pretty together and then you topped it off with that beautiful fringe flower!  Gorgeous!!

Feb 26, 2014 - 10:02:02

Gorgeous Connie!  My favorite is the border along the bottom…beautiful!

Mar 4, 2014 - 05:03:06
Connie Reitz said:

I, too, love the fringed flower and would love to know the "trick" to keeping the stem low enough for a card. I tried making one but wasn't successful in keeping the stem short.