Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Coming Up Roses

There is a fab article in Craft Stamper this month by Sarah Engels-Greer showing how to make lovely flowers with Kraft Glassine, so I decided to have a go. I've had this for quite a while, and this gave me just the kick start I needed to give it a try.
I really like how the glassine absorbs the inks when you heat it up. The two lower ones are just Kraft Glassine and spacers and brads, and the top one is Kraft Resist and linen.
I've also used the Kraft Resist to make the 'flower pot'. It's been inked with Distress Dabbers in blues and yellows.
The only stamping here is a little text stamp that I've stamped and embossed on the leaves. It was really weird not to stamp, but at least I was surrounded in inks.

I've stuck little bits of twine in the bottom to give it a bit of texture, and some ribbon and lace 'cos this is a birthday card for a very girly girl.
I'm entering this into the following challenges,
Artful Times - Ribbon and Lace
Frilly and Funky - Kraft and Twine
The Crafty Pad - Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp and Show - some texture
Thanks very much for looking x


  1. This is beautiful. I haven't tried that glassine paper yet, I see I need to put it onto my very long list!! Valerie

  2. Wow, a wonderful tag, the flowers are amazing.

  3. Thanks for sharing your beautiful birthday card with us at The Crafty Pad this week in our Ribbon Challenge! I love your flowers!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  4. Super idea Sue, and I do like the way your flowers are growing.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

  5. It's a lovely fresh looking Sue :)
    Thank for joining us at Artful Times
    Von x♥x

  6. lovely card!
    thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
    Debbi x

  7. Gorgeous Sue, Love your dimensional flowers and the Glassine adds so much texture and interest. They look fabulous in your plant pot and against your background. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stampand Show Challenge. Tracy x

  8. Hi Sue. Your piece is lovely. Great job making Sarah's Glassine style grunge flowers! I love the centers you've used on them all! Great birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  9. Absolutely fabulous Sue, love those flowers and the wire is a perfect addition.

    Sam - Artful Times xxxx

  10. Great Glassine flowers! I love the added wire...adds so much texture. Great design as well. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!

  11. Love the flowers and their centres. You may have spurred me on to try some glassine paper!

  12. This is so lovely! The flower pot is gorgeous, as are your flowers. So glad you joined us this week at Frilly and Funkie!

  13. Wow, I'm loving those kraft glassine flowers - very cool and the spiral wire stems are wonderful too. It's just a sensational piece of work and so perfect for our Kraft and Twine theme at Frilly and Funkie. Thanks so much for sharing with us this fortnight!

  14. those flowers are really awesome

  15. Love your rose garden, Sue! How clever to have them all blooming out of that pot! Wonderful take on the Kraft and Twine challenge! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!


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