Thursday, 15 November 2012

Contemporary 'Noel'- for Creative Expressions

Hello everyone!
This week I've chosen a contemporary design and colour scheme for my DT project for Creative Expressions ! I've used the Heartfelt Ornamental Medallions stamp set by Heartfelt Creations as the main stamped images, just love the versatile nature of these stamps!
This would make a fab Christmas card for a trendy teenager, or the design can be tweaked to become a birthday card!
The background was stamped repeatedly with a large medallion/bauble from the set..
A simple black strip of card was used to showcase some chipboard letters covered with pink glitter..
The final touch was a big blousy flower embellishment....
These are very 3D and very eye catching..but very simple to make!
Here's how.....
Stamp a design repeatedly onto copy paper. It needs to be paper rather than cardstock, as thicker cardstock is more difficult to loop nicely!
Cut the paper into very thin strips..
Decide how big you want the loops to be, and trim the paper accordingly...
Using a chipboard base, gently loop the paper and adhere...
Keep adding loops to form the base layer of 'petals'....
Fill in the gaps until you're happy with the amount of 'petals'...
Cut some shorter pieces to form shorter loops, and adhere these to the centre of the flower...
To form the centre, I've used a large Circle Dazzler. I've coloured it with Raspberry Alcohol Ink ....
Once dry, add to the centre of the flower...
I like to use a large base to stick my loopy petals onto, but this can be seen under the loops once you're done. Easily solved..just trim it off!
Now its invisible when you turn the flower the right way!
As I said, easy-peasy to create, and a nice way of adding dimension to your work!
Hope you like this ultra modern take on a Christmas card!
I'll be back next week with a more 3D assemblage to show you!
Love Trish xxxx


  1. A great make and a great contemporary feel! Trace x

  2. Oooo Brilliant Trish, I love the flower and how you stamped it up and cut it out. It looks amazing on the card.
    Michelle x

  3. Love this Trish, the background looks fab and the flower is a great idea. x

  4. Lovely Trish, love the pop of pink and the repeat stamping in the background. Tracy x

  5. Great colour combo love it and the loop flower is brilliant Trish. x

  6. How cool, chic and glamorous! Love the loop flower - thanks for showing us how!
    Alison x

  7. This card is fabulous and the flower is so cool, thank you for the tutorial! xx

  8. What a beautiful project Trish and thanks so much for the detailed tutorial.
    Jean xx


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