Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Hello Again 3D flower

I can't seem to stay away from the Hello Again stamp set now that I've rediscovered it! One of the things that occurred to me while using the heart the other day was that it would make pretty textured petals - so of course I had to have a go at that! Here's what happened:

I've used a favourite colour combination for this card as well as one of my favourite papers from the Nursery Suite designer range. It's a really simple layout too and one I return to often. But come and see the flower:

I stamped six of them in a flower shape on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, using my stamp-a-majig to position them so that the points of the heart met in the centre. Then I cut out the flower shape using paper snips. I made two of these flowers for the bottom two layers. The next layer used five hearts and the top layer used three. They are glued together and finished with a button in the centre. Look how dimensional this flower is! Hmmm - I'm just thinking now, it would also look gorgeous clear-embossed for a glossy-petalled look.

The flower was stamped with Pumpkin Pie and Peach Parfait inks but I used Cajun Craze to give the sentiment more prominence. That 'Thanks' is amazing isn't it? It's part of another sentiment from my favourite hostess set Afterthoughts.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Hello Again, Afterthoughts (sentiment)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Nursery Suite designer paper, Pumpkin Pie 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive button, linen thread, corner rounder
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

I have now nearly lost my voice, thanks to some nasty cold and sore throat, and my household are delighted with me! Who'd have thought I could be so entertaining with my ridiculous attempts to speak?!

Hmmm. I'm off for some lemon, ginger and honey tea. Hope to see you tomorrow for more crafting fun!


  1. Hi V! Sorry to hear you are not well- hope you are soon feeling as fabulous as your card!

  2. Lovely card Vicky. Hope you feel better soon.

    Hugs, Sandra xxx

  3. Hello Vicky

    Sorry to hear you are not feeling too good, I hope things quickly improve.

    A stunning card with such gorgeous colours.


  4. Oh dear not the dreaded cold virus...poor you :( Your hot lemon cocktail should do the trick :)
    Gorgeous flower, I love the dimension it gives and made out of lots of hearts...inspired idea :)
    Jenny x

  5. Sorry to hear about your throat, how are your mime skills??! Hoping you feel better soon.

    Love the flower idea, it looks great on your card. x

  6. Wonderful card. Totally love the flower. Hope you feel better, soon. Try some hot lemonade.

  7. Poor you, I hope that you are feeling better soon. Tell your family they should be pampering you not making fun of your voice!
    I think the flower is lovely you are so good at 'thinking outside the box'
    Linda x

  8. Hi Vicky,
    Hope you soon start to feel much better.
    Your card is gorgeous! Beautiful citrus colours, (my favourite), and your flower is stunning! Perfect stamping, as always! x

  9. Beautiful card. Vicky, I love your colour combo. Hope you feel better soon. A xx

  10. HI Vicky
    Gorgeous Amazing card it and the colours...Stunning.....
    Did you get My email....

  11. Such an ingenious idea Vicky and gorgeous with it. Hope you're feeling better soon
    M x

  12. Love how you share these brilliant ideas with us Vicky:) Hope your cold is better soon, try a hot toddy, works wonders!!
    Val x

  13. This is lovely Vicky. Such gorgeous colours and I love the flower you've made. Hope you feel better soon! Lisa x

  14. You are so clever Vicky that flower is pure genius.
    Sorry to hear you are not feeling so well - hope you feel better soon - Jacqueline xx

  15. This is beautiful Vicky! Stunning flower! Hope you feel better soon!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  16. Fab idea for the flower Vicky, hope you feel better soon !
    Julie x

  17. Oh sorry to hear to are unwell get better soon ! Love your card very clever flower with those hearts and super layout and paper too.


  18. OMG this is super stunning!!!!! I'm going to have to CASE this one (if you don't mind!!)
    Thanks for sharing such a fantastic idea :)

  19. What a great idea to use that heart to make a flower! It's lovely! Love that pop of orange ribbon too!

  20. Hi Vicky

    I hope your cold and throat is starting to improve.

    Loving the heart flower on this bright and beautiful make.

    Love Jules xx

  21. Brilliant card just love the flower so very clever Luv Sue x

  22. Gorgeous card, love the colour combo and the flower is amazing


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