Thursday, January 27, 2011

{cardabilities sketch #23}


hi everyone!
I was inspired by this sketch at cardabilities while making my friendship card.

Today I saw this very fun yarn flower tutorial here.

My friend Suzanne, from The Paper Variety, could not wait for the jillibean flowers and neither could I! {Just a couple of days ago I was talking with my MSW friends about these very flowers, discussing whether they were made with yarn, jute, etc.} Anyway, I admit to being impatient.

First I had to find my yarn stash. Only took about 5 minutes. It was in my bedroom closet, in an old basket my grandma had given me. Next I scrounged around for some scraps since it seems that's all I have left to scrap with these days. LOL!!

I started with a piece of kraft cs. (Did you know you can buy a 8.5x11" package of 50 kraft cs sheets at jo-ann's for 4 bucks - that's without a coupon!) Everything was inked with TH vintage photo ink. I zig zag stitched down a piece of Basic Gray pp and added some layered, stitched Strano ribbon. Next, I pop dotted the yarn flower piece. It is a BG Curio die cut with the yarn flower on top, and a jillibean button tied w/DMC. A small MM glimmer misted flower and some Queen & Co. pearls finish my card front.

I stamped my sentiment w/Momento potter's clay ink, using an Inkadinkado stamp - on the inside, and also added a bit more stitched Strano w/a FP button.

I love the way this yarn flower turned out, but must add that I'm definitely going to be looking to buy some of the jillibean "bean blossoms". It's sort of like buying the salad in the bag instead of the head of lettuce, if you know what I mean. :) :) And just to note - I started my yarn flower with a chip circle and used Tacky Glue to adhere the yarn. {You need to work quickly and be careful not to let your yarn get too much glue on it.}

Thanks to the cardabilities girls for the fun sketch to work with!

If you haven't already checked out The Paper Variety's challenge this week - you should!! The prize is out of this world!! $50.00 gift certificate at Crop Chocolate!!!

Thank you for coming by my blog!

Tomorrow's Friday!! :) :)

hugs, patti

15 comments:

Suzy said...

Patti this is FABULOUS! Love the color you used - very Jillibean-y :)

Kristie said...

Roflol, I totally know what you mean about the lettuce!! That's so me!

You did a fantastic job, I love the colors you used too!

Cardabilities said...

love what you did with the twine, gorgeous!

wendipooh13 said...

oh my gosh your flower ROCKS!!! that is sooo cool and clever and yes I LOVE those too... love the card and all the fun stitching

annieambriel said...

This is just gorgeous. I love the way you add the dimensions... just lovely :)

Crafty Soup said...

I'm swooning over your color combo. That is right up my ally. And those yarn flowers are fun. I'm gonna have to try one soon.

~jan said...

What a beautiful card, Patti! That BG die cut is the perfect base for your wonderful flower!

MARILYN said...

Very lovely card!!! Nice tutorial!!

Diana Fisher said...

Love this!!! Great color choices, too!

Mel said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the colors. Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

mustangkayla said...

FABULOUS card Patti! Love the jute like that! Also love how you decorated the inside!

BabsMadeIt said...

I'm a sucker for handmade flowers. This is darling. I can't wait to try it. (Does this make up for not liking the twine buttons?) :)

LisaM said...

Oh Patti, the yarn flower turned out awesome! Love your card!

April said...

This is fabulous Patti!! Loooove your flower. ;)
- April

Karli said...

Way to Rock this sketch Patti! I so need to make your yarn flower- it's fabulosity! Thanks for playing along with us at Cardabilities! Hugs~