Thursday, July 7, 2011

Petaloo Card

This fold out card is going to making it's way to a very special friend in England and all the flowers that are used in this creation are from Petaloo. Petaloo were our major sponsors for our CDAC 1st birthday celebrations that were held during the month of June. The competition at the Petaloo site is still running for projects using the 'Color Me Crazy' range. I had been waiting on flowers that I'd ordered online and was so happy when my postman finally delivered them. The flowers are a dream to work with and can by dyed using just about any medium. I chose to use glimmer mist to lightly shade them and perfect pearts for the shimmery centers.
Above is the card opened up and the flower clusters are on the opposite side to the flowers that are on the outside. The flat section of each flap is where it is tucked into the flap before it to create the cone effect. I was lucky to recieve a collection of already cut out leaves and they all come in very handy when putting this project together. Sorry I don't know the names of the punches but I do know that I will be trying to get some of these are they look great. I did draw in the vains on the leaves to give them a little touch of glitter.
One of my favourite sayings is 'that there are no mistakes only creative challenges' and it couldn't have been truer when it comes to me trying to sew. What was suppose to be a neat stitching around the copic coloured digital called 'Coffee Baata' didn't end up like that. The machine tore the paper or perhaps it was the fact that I couldn't sew straight and ran off the edge and then it made a big knot. I think that my cover up with the zig zagging worked out in my favour and created an interesting bottom. The digital was then glued to the light blue tissue paper.
There is a little lace tag sewn onto the bottom of the main image that when lifted reveals the sentiment underneath. With the number of friends that I have made online this one seemed perfect to give to my online friend for her birthday. I wonder how long it will take to get to England?

Card Info:
  • Digital: Coffee Baata
  • Petaloo flowers 'Color Me Crazy' range: Ts Collection, Florettes and
  • Perfect Pearls: Blue Patina, Green Patina and Rust
  • Paper: 12" x 12" Daisyd's - Flea Market Floral, Bella - Romance
  • Glimmer Mist: Lemon Zest, Denim Blue and Deep Plum
  • Flower centers and Heart Pearls from stash
  • Cuttlebug: die cut Vintage
  • Leaves from punches

  • Copic:
  • E 13, 17, 30, 33, 35, 37, 53

  • YG 03,63, 67

  • YR 02, 07, 24

  • V 06, 09, 12

  • R 17, 22, 24, 28, 37, 81, 85, 89

  • B 00, 02, 93, 95,

  • C 2, 4, 5, 7, 9

  • Y 17, 18

  • Petaloo - Color Me Crazy flowers

  • Thanks for viewing.


    1. Wow Vic you really rocked this project. How clever of a design and that image is just A-DOR-A-BLE!!Thank you for entering the Petaloo’s Color me Crazy Challenge. Your entry is just lovely. We will be emailing the winners & runner-ups on Wednesday July 27th ! And don’t forget to visit our Petaloo Youtube channel and website gallery for more ideas and inspiration. Good luck!
      Priscilla :)
      Petaloo Products

    2. Oh wow vickie, this is amazing and such a beautiful card. Glad you are getting into flowers, they really are stunning. I'm so happy to see you creating such gorgeous and detailed cards. Hope all is well on the Gold Coast. "Love & Hugs" Carol

    3. beautiful vic, what a great card.
      love all those flowers with that fun image.

      greetings karin

    4. Wow, vickie what a stunning card, she will be so happy to get it. You out did your self on this one. No wonder it takes you days to finish one, you put so much work in it.
      Love, Birthday Fairy

    5. Oh my heavens Vickie this card is absolutely positively stunning!! The inside of your card is as amazing as the outside. Your friend is going to be so excited to receive this beauty. Your attention to every little details shows how much love and thought went into it. And that fabulous image is so perfect for sending to a dear friend. Nothing like getting together for a cuppa and a chat hey? And if you wouldn't have said anything about your "mistake" I would have never noticed *chuckling*. Did you find this type of card as a tutorial or did you come up with this yourself. I would love to be able to try making one.

    6. this card is crazy good sis....was going to say I want to buy it for jean then noticed some lucky friend is already getting it....good damn job could start you own FB bussiness with these....I would pay big bux for your cards (they are a gift in themselves)Hugs

    7. WoW Vicky this little card is amazing, I love it and I will have to have a go at some point, not when as you know I'm so busy with the album. I shall pop back and check it out again to remind myself...
      Love ~ Lady Anne xx

    8. This masterpiece is just gorgeous!!! The Petaloo flowers are amazing the way you colored them and including them on each layer just sets everything off. I have several of these fold up cards in my stash, you have my brain spinning (very slow - but it is going in that direction) on the endless possibilities that can be done. Thank you so much for sharing!!! Again, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Thanks in Advance to taking time to leave me a comment, they sure do brighten my day.
    *Hugs* Nana Vic / Nightowl


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