Monday, May 23, 2011

Duplex Paper Flower Card

 With the ICRS challenges I  am getting back my hands on cards,which I gave up long ago.This particular challenge is based on a photo inspiration.Since I am a nature lover I picked up flowers and butterflies.
I used white cardstock for the card, pastel pink textured paper highlighting it.I edged this with brightly striped paper which I downloaded from a backing paper site.For embllishments I used tiny pearls, butterflies, some dainty gold flowers and a silver sheened organza ribbon.oh yes..coming to the second part of the challenge hand made embllishment….”duplex paper flower centred with a pearl”.

A little about crepe paper.This is a very delicate paper and we get two varieties in this..
1*simplex paper
2*duplex paper
The simplex is the one sided color paper ,while the duplex has two papers laminated together, and  two colors on each side!
duplex paper
Keep it under running water and let the color run for a while.
Gently sueeze the paper.
Let dry.(patience required!!)(a dryer is a good option)Cut a strip.
Cut a strip.Apply fevicol on half of it.
Fold the other half on it.
Cut the petals of the required shape.
Twist them .
Leave them for a while .
Open!!! will have some pretty petals.
Some of the shaded papers
Arrange them as you want.
oh ! but how could I miss the photo which inspired me do make this card!
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  1. Omg, thats a fabulous and marvellous card..

  2. This is so your tutorial on making the flower!
    You can enter this card for Kavitha's challenge too..she has the exact same flower on blog's the link for you..

  3. very pretty pretty flowers... thanks for the tutorial!!

  4. The flower is gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!

  5. Awesome card and tutorial. Thanks so much !

  6. Thank you so much! I,ve been wanting to learn this and now I wil try this.

  7. I,m so awed to see this. Pls can you help me out a little? These twisted petals are made from single or double papers and can both be used.

  8. woo,how did i miss this.Awesome flower n tutorial,loved the crushed look.Thanks for playing along:))

  9. Lovely tutorial.You should seriously start a craft blog. When I landed here from a link I though I was on the wrong blog but my search through your post was rewarding-- awesome creation! I like everything about this delicate and exquisite creation. Do post more of your work
    Dr Sonia S V

  10. Vaishali, this is the first time I'm going thru your craft corner, and it is just amazing...your creativity and artistic attitude shows through in your cooking and arrangements too! -Nandini