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Tuesday, 22 June 2010


Well it is Glastonbury time of year and a small entourage has just set off from Greater Manchester. I am so jealous but am not physically capable so I survive on ecstatic text messages which somehow manage to get through. Don't know how the phone masts survive the barrage of thousands of calls and images and texts all being sent at the same time.
Anyway today I'm showing you my latest obsession-hand cut paper flowers. The idea is from a great website I surfed into-thanks to whoever provided the link-called making-handmade-cards. I downloaded the freebie and signed up for the newsletter. A couple of weeks ago there was a great little video of how to make these handmade flowers.This is number one which is from a K and Co paper pack. I persevered and I was reasonably happy so made it into a card then I reviewed the instructions and made another one

which pleased me more.
Getting better I used the blue colour way of the K and Co and for the centre I punched and shaped some paper and coated with glossy accents. The flowers were edged with distress inks as before but this time I used platinum colour box pigment ink as well.
Last of all I varied the petals again and used some old Laura Ashley papers and a Penny Black text stamp. The central petal layer is bigger and made from some metallic papermill paper which has also been edged with platinum ink. I love this effect and I'm pleased that such a simple technique and a bit of practice can produce great results. It's a lovely one for children provided they can cut through several layers of paper at once.
Now what else can I use?


  1. Betty these are fabulous - clever you. Love them all.

    Edna x

  2. OOOh gorgeous, I have favourites, if I may.......Black pop up card and subtle metallic card but all are gorgeous:)xxx

  3. Love these flowers Betty and the cards are gorgeous.

  4. Love these flowery cards Betty. What a brilliant, creative crafter you are. Px

  5. I recognise the second one down!!! It looks fab I love it its great. Sending all my Love Aunty Betty. Terrixxxxxxxxxxxx