Sunday, September 25, 2011

Shades of yellow accordion flowers

Hi everyone!  I have a double challenge card to share today.  I combined the sketch from this week's Fall to Layout with CAS-ual Fridays "Mostly Monochromatic" challenge (to use 3 shades of the same color + brown).  I should note that my flowers were a bit too big to put my sentiment at the bottom, so I adjusted the sketch a bit.

I made these accordion flowers by die cutting with the Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles. I scored at each point, made a slit 1/2 way to the center and folded along the lines like an accordion. It takes 2 circles to make 1 flower.  The pattern paper is the fabulous Alla Prima by Prima. LOVE this paper pad (I used it on my Lace inspiration card from yesterday)!! The flower centers are 2-toned open roses glued to little brown circles.
 Here is a picture showing the process for the accordion flowers.
 Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for another double challenge card -I am on a roll!!!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Family Garden (JustRite Stampers)
Paper - Pure Luxury white, ivory and chocolate brown (Gina K Designs), Alla Prima 6x6
Accessories - Spellbinders S4-345 Picot Edge Circles and S4-114 Standard Circles LG, burlap string, yellow rhinestone, satin ribbon, 15mm 2-toned open roses (Wild Orchid Crafts)

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  1. BEAUTIFUL take on the colors and sketch!! Love your accordion flowers!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Gorgeous Michelle! Love your flowers, that die is beautiful.

  3. Beautiful Michelle! Love the neutrals!

  4. Totally fabulous, Michelle! Love the flowers on the medallions and the gradual colour shading. Great card using the challenges.

  5. Very your collection of sweet rosettes!

  6. Your yellow accordian flowers with this sketch and color challenge is beautiful.

  7. WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! You rocked this sketch and those flowers are just amazing!!!

  8. Awesome card!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Wow! Tres elegante!!!! Love these colors so much!

  10. Well aren't you the most brilliant ever!!!!

  11. Great card, Michelle. Love it! Glad you are home safe and sound!