Friday, July 15, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - Perty and Flirty

Today's card is for this week's Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - Perty and Flirty pictured below.  Mimicking the soft movement and flow of that coat with the pop of black had me thrown for a while but then I decided to make a paper "rose" with a black stamen.  There is a great video tutorial for this flower here.
I've made these flowers gobs of times and even taught them in class - so fun to see someone think that they could never make a 3-d rose from paper and then marvel at their end result!!
I use the BIG flower punch from Marvy Uchida and some soft a muse|studio Buttercup cardstock.  The entire spring collection of papers make me so happy - so sweet and soothing!  The Martha Stewart Fringe scissors made creating the stamens a breeze.  Here's how you do it -
A 3/4" wide strip of black cardstock was cut repeatedly to make the ruffly center - obviously, you could use regular scissors but if you do I will beat you in a "stamen making" race for sure - and then rolled up and secured with a dab of glue.
The pale pink background is stamped in a muse|studio shell ink (Cornish Heritage Farms Art Nouveau Backgrounder) and layered onto a solid piece of shell cardstock.  The sentment (a muse|studio Hand Scripted) is finished off with one tiny black twinkle sticker.  All in all, I am quite pleased with this card.  I was able to mimic the clean and simple aesthetic of the inspiration picture and still get the movement and pop of black I was after.  Hope you are having a terrific Friday!!

16 comments:

Sarah said...

This turned out so beautiful, Michelle. I think you totally nailed that sweet, flirty vibe. And can I just say how much I like that buttercup/shell/black combo?

VanessaB said...

what a beeeeeeeeeaUtiful flower!! :)

veronica said...

beautiful take on the trigger pic. i like your background even better than the original!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous...and don't you just love those scissors!

Jill Grace said...

Dang girl, you are a card making trigger fabulous GENIUS! This is an awesome card!

Lisa Lara said...

Amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing Michelle. I love that flower.

Karen B. said...

THIS is beautiful!

onecraftymama said...

So lovely - the colours are just perfect for the 'perty & flirty' trigger, and I'm loving that flower. My sis gifted me with those scissors, and I love them too!

lostinpaper said...

AWESOME! What a fabulous take on the trigger & what an even 'fabulouser' flower, I love it!!

Tina M said...

Ohh so very pretty!

Stamping Dana said...

Stunning!!

Cath said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Annette said...

Congratulations on being the random winner...
Your card is amazing..

Sylvia said...

This card is fabulous, Michelle and so is that rose! Congrats on your random win, enjoy the prize package!

Rachael said...

Congrats girlfriend! Way to go! Love that flower! Hope all is well with you. My brand new niece was born yesterday, Caylee Leigh, so I'm doing great! :) Have a great week!

Becca Sadler said...

Kudos! on being named the random winner for the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger!!! Your interpretation for the challenge is terrific! Love the bold flower!