Saturday, March 12, 2011

Vintage Postcard

It is Saturday again and that means a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.  This week we want you to try your hand at handmade flowers.  They can be punched, crochet, fabric or whatever your creative mind can come up with.

I made my flower by cutting 3 each of 3 sizes of a 9 point flower shape.  After inking both sides, I cut a slit between each point and then spritzed it with water.  Then I used an embossing tool to create a cup shape and curl the petals.  Once dry, each layer was then glued inside each other to create the flower.  Finally I painted it with a pearlized paint although it is a bit difficult to see that in this photo.

This week we have our first Guest Designer, Laney from the Cards of the Week joining us so make sure you check her card out and give her some love.  While you are at it, take a look at the fantastic cards our Design Team have created and be prepared to be inspired.

I just want to remind you that March is the Sugar Creek Hollow first anniversary.  We have blog candy for you to win (the draw will be held March 31st) and next week we have a blog hop with prizes to win at each stop on the way, followed by an image naming contest. 

I am going to enter this card in the following challenge.

Crafty Purple Frog - Anything with Wings
Paper Crafting Journey - Things with Wings
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Vintage/Shabby
Daring Cardmakers - Home Baked

Image:  Vintage Postcard (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  Cream (Wassau), Green & Teal (Bazzill)
Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Clear Star Gel Pen (Sakura), Lace (My Husband's Late Aunt's Stash), Lace Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Beads (My Stash - leftover from one of my daughter's competition suits for synchronized swimming), Old Paper & Weathered Wood) Distress Ink (Ranger), 9 Point Flower Shaplie & Leaves Cut Files (Penny Duncan), Cricut


  1. Cec, I love the color of your flower and the bead embellishment you made. Great tip on wetting the paper. It looks like it helps.

  2. oh Cec, this is just beautiful! and that lace has me weepy with desire over here...... it is GORGEOUS!!!!

    enjoy your weekend! :) big hugs to ya!

  3. Wow this is stunning - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  4. WOW Fantastic Cec!! Your flower looks like a cabbage rose ... AMAZING!! I'll have to give this one a try too! WOW so much inspiration from you ladies! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. What a wonderful job everyone is doing with their flowers this yours, so many layers makes it so lovely. I also like your choice of leaves. A beautiful card, tfs.

  6. Cec, this is so beutiful, love the way how you made your flower. Thank you for sharing with us at The Daring Cardmakers.

    Zuzana x x

  7. Wow, this is really gorgeous! LOVE the design and embellishments you used! I’m so glad I found your blog and have added your blog on my inspiration page! Hugs, Karen

  8. Wow Cec, this is extremely beautiful! I love all the elements of your card and how beautifully everything goes together but that flower is pure eye candy! Fantastic!!

  9. Just had to pop in over here to get a closer look of that flower. LOVE IT!!!!!! Any chance you could show the rest of us how to make it?

  10. very nice layering!!!
    thanks for joinin us at TCPF!!!

  11. Gorgeous card - I love handmade flowers they always add a special and unique touch to any card.
    The bird on the postcard is just as stunning x
    Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at papercrafting journey this week - don't forget to check back on Thursday for the winner and a brand new challenge x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  12. Cec,
    What a lovely card! The flowers is wonderful and I will have to give this technique a try.
    Love the beads ad the beautiful lace.

  13. This is so pretty - I love the postcard and the lace is gorgeous!

    Thank you for sharing it with

    Daring Cardmakers

    jo x

  14. Beautiful Card Cec! That flower looks divine and so Full. I love the color pallet you chose and the lace trim at the bottom looks amazing. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  15. So pretty. Love the vintage look and that pretty flower! :o)

  16. Just gorgeous Cec! Love, love, love the flower - wanna give us the deets?

  17. Hi! Sorry for being absent for so long! To add to everything else my youngest managed to take apart my laptop keyboard - now half of the keys are loose and typing is a challenge, lol Today they'll pick up my laptop for repairs, no idea when I'll get it back. :(
    You are utterly amazing at vintage - this card has so much going on, yet it all comes together in perfect harmony!

  18. Just love it!! It's so different and so very pretty!!

    Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx


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