Sunday, June 10, 2012

Window Screen Flourish Flower

 Today's card is a window screen style card, you construct the base card with a window cut directly into the inside of the card. I used the Cottage Cutz Flourish Layered Flower die. This die is great for this type of card because the flourish is large enough to cover a window or hole cut in the base card. All you need is a small amount of the paper to attach to the edge of the card window.
 The Cottage Cutz die comes with a two layer flower. In this case I cut both flowers out in two papers. One with Cajun rust and the second set in printed page paper (old book). I added rust Copic color to the printed paper to match the rust flowers. I cut the printed paper like a pinwheel so I could curl the petals. Once curled I added Crystal Stickle. I stacked the flowers every other color. Rust, Printed large, than Rust small, Printed small and added a black center. I than glued green seed beads with Glossy Accents randomly in the center of the flower.
 This is the finished flower. I guess you would ask about the colors, Well. . .I am the master of pulling odd but striking colors together. I used Bazzill Leapfrog (light olive tint) Cajun (rust) and Bling Black. The rust and olive are great together and the black was pulled because of the printed page.
 As you can see, the black made a striking contrast color for the inside of the card and the backround of the green leaves. It made the rust, white and black flower pop. You can see I tested leaving it white and it just din not work. The greenery was cut from the Leapfrog paper, than tinted in two shades of green and one shade of brown Copic markers, than hightlighted with micro black dots.
 This is a photo of the card with the light coming through the screen of greenery. You can see the inside of the card had the black panel with a flat flower and greenery. I used the rust again on the back side of the window inside the card.
This is the Cottage Cutz die that was used. . . Flourish Layered Flower.

Thanks Barry


Carol Hurlock said...

Beautiful flower and card. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

MiamiKel said...

Super fun! What a fun and fantastic card!

Stay tuned - more flower tutorials for tomorrow's post! :)

Lorie said...

Nice technique! Very pretty edges on that printed layer. Well done, Barry!