Saturday 21 September 2013

The Gently Falling Flower Shop

It's so good to have a weekend at home! We had chores to do but I did get to make a leisurely card for the Less is More challenge where I'm delighted to see the lovely Lizy guesting today! This week's challenge is to 'use  felt or fabric on a CAS card' and at first I thought I might have to sit this one out, but then I spotted the canvas I'd used on yesterday's card - that's fabric isn't it?!

The canvas was stamped with one of the flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set. This was cut out using the coordinating punch and decorated with one of the beautiful antique brads. (I thought afterwards that the punches are really only designed to cut out paper so perhaps I should have cut it out by hand; but it did cut beautifully and didn't seem to do any harm to the punch which is a tribute to its sharpness!)

I stamped some leaf outlines from Gently Falling onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and cut a panel out. I cut only partially on one side so that I could trim round the leaf. A border was pierced on both sides for a bit of detail and the canvas flower attached using glue dots. I used a piece of chevron designer paper for the side of the card but it looked a little stark so I inked over it using the same colours as for the flower and that tied everything together nicely.

This bold sentiment comes from the Oh Hello stamp set and I've stamped it twice, once on the card front and then again on the panel, masking the card front off and using a stamp-a-majig to position it.

I've just spotted that CASual Fridays has a lovely autumnal challenge too, 'Fall colours and a leaf', so I think I'll link up there too.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Flower Shop, Gently Falling, Oh Hello
Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla
Other: Markers, canvas, Essentials paper piercing pack, Pansy punch, Patterns designer paper, antique brads, stamp-a-majig

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes

You can order from my online shop any time, day or night, but if you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm always happy to help. You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

And as a special thank you for shopping with me, you'll get a free gift and a handmade card when you place your first online order with me during September.

It was such a relaxing start to the day that my daughter and I even managed a little rummage through Pinterest together this morning after breakfast! This is one of the images we saw:

Isn't it striking?! (Sadly we couldn't find a source for it.) My daughter, while appreciating the beauty of the image, is never one to pass up on a comedic opportunity. "You know that moment," she said dreamily. "When you kiss your boyfriend and he turns into birds!"

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll see you soon,


  1. Beautiful Vicky-and what a good idea to use canvas.Love your layout and the centre of the flower is gorgeous !Have a lovely day,
    Nessa xx

  2. Gorgeous card Vicky and love the idea of stamping on canvas as it adds texture to your image...


  3. Wonderful canvas flower card!

    Happy Weekend.

    Sarn xxx

  4. That flower...and the whole card looks wonderful!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  5. This is superb Vicky! xx Jan

  6. So so pretty, love the strip of DP down the side

  7. Great use of the canvas, you always come up with the best :)

  8. Canvas is definately fabric in my book! I ADORE that fabric flower and the big leaves add such impact along with that subtle strip of stripes.

  9. Yep! Canvas is a fabric and your flower is fab! Love the layout!

  10. This is gorgeous Vicky! I love the flower and great idea with the canvas! :)
    Lizy xx

  11. so sweet and beautiful! lovely card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  12. the feeling of texture and fall on this card makes it uber fabulous! Thanks for playing CFC!


I'd love to know what you think. Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x

(In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) you comment in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.)