Tuesday 26 June 2012

Aviary with a seam binding rose

Last week I played along with the friendly ladies at Crafty Cardmakers and enjoyed it so much I thought I'd join them again. This week the challenge is 'Make your own flowers' which sounded like fun! Come and see what I made:

I made a background by stamping a design of cages onto a white panel using the Aviary set, then split it before mounting it onto textured Crumb Cake card stock. That in turn was attached to the side of a Crumb Cake card front. And for my flower...

... a rose made from Rose Red seam binding! Seam binding is one of my favourite types of ribbon- it makes fabulous bows and is so pliable that it's perfect for this kind of flower. You start by rolling the end of the ribbon tightly to make the inside and then just fold and twist the ribbon round and round, sewing it as you go. I added two leaves made  by scoring a piece of card stock and punching shapes out with my Blossom Petals builder punch.

I thought this ornate sentiment from Curly Cute worked nicely with the rose and the cages. I stamped it onto white card stock and trimmed it to fit the space in the split panel.

I thought I'd take colour inspiration from CR84FN, another challenge I've been wanting to join in with. I love this week's pink, tan and white colour scheme.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Aviary, Curly Cute
Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey
Card stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake smooth and textured
Other: Rose Red seam binding, Blossom Petals builder punch, Stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Every cloud has a silver lining and the gloomy grey clouds that have been annoying the UK with unseasonable rain lately have been the very thing that my roses like! My little garden is blooming like crazy! Once, a young man who was trying to be romantic, said to me: "Shall I compare thee to a summer's rose?" and I said: "No, because I'm bound to come off worst!" 

Tomorrow I'll have something very different for you. Hope to see you then,


  1. Aw don't be so harsh on yourself as this card is *blooming* marvellous!

  2. Wow, what a beautiful flower. Love what you have done with the aviaries too. That must have taken some time to get right. Hugs, Buttons x

  3. How lovely to see you again Vicky at Crafty Cardmakers with this beautiful card, the background and the colour yo have chosen is superb and as for your bloom I love it ! The seem binding is perfect for this and I love those little leaves. thank you for joining us once again at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.


  4. That is one classy rose Vicky - looks perfect on your card - Jacqueline xx

  5. Hi vicky
    Wowee another stuning card and love that flower..... Gorgeous ....
    Hugs sylvie xxx

    I have no inspiration at all since i got back a week ago Help!!!!

  6. Just looked through your b log you have made some amazing cards - you are truly a very talented crafter best wishes Lesley x

  7. Gorgeous and elegant card, your seam binding rose is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us again this time for our "Create Your Own Flowers" challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Fiona x

  8. Love the way you've used Aviary to create a fun background and the rose is just stunning. x

  9. Love the graphic style background Vicky and the rose is gorgeous! Pink and kraft are lovely together:)
    Val x

  10. I simply love the rose Vicky; just perfect for the time of year and rose red looks so lovely with crumb cake ( make note of that ! ). The seam binding rose reminded me of when I had a small business in the 80's and 90's designing and making bespoke bridal gowns and accessories; I used to make roses in a very similar way to put onto gowns and circlets - lots of these would make a beautiful bridal accessories and would look stunning on a boxed wedding invite too Hugs Jane x

  11. Brilliant use of the Aviary set, which I totally adore.

    Love the rose too.

    Sarn xxx

  12. Gorgeous - and I love your story about the romantic man!! Love the bird cages here too. So pretty. M x

  13. Your seam binding rose is BEAUTIFUL! Vicky. I love your bird cage stamping, too...gorgeous card! x

  14. Very beautiful delicate and pretty Vicky, I love that seam binding flower, and the fab stamped background! Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

  15. Your rose is gorgeous and looks great with the colour combination. I've tried making roses but, well, the cat could do better LOL! Helen (Sydney)

  16. Vicky your rolled rose is absolutely gorgeous! Love the stamped background - it's a super thanks card! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

    At least there's an upside to all the rain :)

  17. Stunning ribbon Rose Vicky. The background is just adorable too - I honestly thought it was patterned paper it looks so professional!

  18. Beautiful card - absolutely love the seam binding rose - got to give it a try! Tfs :)x

  19. Such a pretty card. The background is lovely and the rose is gorgeous. The seam binding is just so versatile! x x

  20. Vicky I love this card, I really want the aviary set and this is a fab way to use it. Adore the rose as well. Your blog is one of my favorites, thanks for sharing so many great ideas.

  21. What a wonderful card Vicky! Love your custom stamped background! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

  22. Vicky, FAB flower - WOW! And I LOVE the background paper you created with the birdcages! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  23. I absolutely LOVE your handmade rose Vicky. It's a stunning card! Sarah xx

  24. What a gorgeous little rose...looks so pretty sitting on the Kraft and I really like the way you've twisted and turned the cages for the bkgd paper :0)
    Jenny x

  25. hi!!!... wow very elegant ribbon rose


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