This card was the cornerstone of the unfinished projects. I made the base of this over a year ago and then stopped. The flowers were made, they just needed attaching but, for some reason — maybe I got distracted doing other things — I never finished it. I even had a post-it note by my craft desk reminding me to do it…
The flowers were the result of an experiment with Terial Magic. It is designed to stabilise fabric — I’ve only tested it on cotton so far — leaving you with a stiffened piece of material that can be die-cut without it immediately fraying. Those two flowers have been kicking around my desk and then been stored in a box with other stuff over the last year and there are only a couple of spots where there is even a hint of fraying. The treated cotton will also hold a crease, so it can be shaped as well.
The gold rose background is a die-cut square frame coloured with gilding polish that I cut in half on the diagonal and then arranged on the base panel.
I had even die-cut the leaves and glued them in place before putting this to one side.
All I had to do to finish this card was to glue the flowers to the panel, add a bit of wax to the background, especially on the corners, and then stick the panel to a card base.
I was pondering adding a sentiment, but I have so many birthday and other cards in my stash that I really don’t need to commit to a particular occasion with this card. And I can always add one at a later date as appropriate.
Apple Blossom – rose butterfly frame
Jus Cutz – flowers
My Favorite Things – leafy greenery
Finnabair opal magic wax – blue velvet
Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish – gold treasure
gold micro beads
clear half pearl
- paper and card:
Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer
Papermill Direct – plain – black
scraps for die-cutting
patterned cotton fabric