Friday, May 11, 2012

Accordion Flower

Welcome again - so pleased to have some time to share this card with you.

Amazingly this started with a series of discards and scraps!!


I had made this background months ago and it just would not 'work' for what I was trying to do at the time.  


I embossed the sentiment, which meant that I lost some of the detail of the stamp, but it needed the dimension.


I decided on the accordion flower after noticing one I had tried, and put aside, longer ago than I care to remember.  I used a Fiskars punch for the boarder, and the scrap from the edge of the punching, I used to decorate the edge of the card.  The centre of the flower is a couple of layers I had cut with the Floral Accents dies and stacked, that I found on my desk.


When I went to secure the flower, I threaded the centre of the pleats with some gold thread that I had on my desk - I decided not to cut the ends, rather I threaded some assorted beads onto the ends and secured them, to make another wee accent.  The green rhinestones were the finishing touch.

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Thanks for visiting, may your day be blessed.

Recipe:
Card: Forest Green
DP: Prima Fairy Flora, plain lemon.
Ink: Clear Embossing
Accessories: Gold ep, Fiskars punch, asst'd beads, gold thread, rhinestones, Floral Accents spellbinders die.



21 comments:

  1. very pretty Maxine. It really all came together wonderfully

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  2. Absolutely stunning Maxine, love the accents you have added

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  3. Hi Maxine! Love the accordion flower & the blings!! Lovely card! It's quite a delight when everything finally works like it did here. Have a lovely weekend!

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  4. Hi Maxine, I love your card - its beautiful. Hope are well my friend and thanks so much for all the lovely comments you leave for me. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Luv & Hugs, Trish x

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  5. What a lovely card. I love the design and the rosette - it looks fantastic. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty ribbons! Hugs!

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  6. This is beautiful Max. Love the design .

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  7. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck
    xx

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  8. So pretty, love that flower, and the embossed sentiment. Thanks for joining us for the Sentiment Only challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, lovely!

    Leanne DT 4CC!

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  9. Fabulous ard. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  10. Pretty! Love the dangling beads! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

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  11. Gorgeous card Maxine :-) the rosette flower is lovely and I love the embossed sentment :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  12. Such a pretty card Maxine! Love the fan fold embellishment and the pretty embossed sentiment!

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  13. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

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  14. Maxine, this is absolutely scrumptious! I love your pleated flower and the beads on the gold string is pure inspiration!
    Hugs, and blessings,
    Marsha

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  15. How beautiful, Maxine. That medallion is so pretty!

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  16. Oh Maxine this is really really beautiful!!! I love the accordian flower, and the three panels... love the rounded corners... too many pretties to mention!!! love it!

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  17. thanks for all of your love...I do appreciate it! Life is busy....but your comments always touch my heart!

    Love the beads and the folded medallion...right up my aisle! ;)

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  18. Thank you for the nice comments on my blog about my craft room.

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  19. Very pretty! Love the light yellow of the flower and the beads :)

    Hugs
    Gunn

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  20. Fabulous card Maxine! I love your pleated flower- and how cool to add beading. The fun graduated sizes of rhinestones are a great touch as well!

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