Monday, 23 January 2012

Using Beads for Crafty Cardmakers

This time at Crafty Cardmakers we have been asked to use beads on our projects.
I thought about this challenge long and hard, I tried various options but they didn't look quite right and I was beginning to fret about not having it done properly.
I looked around my craft room and spied the paper flowers I had made ages ago but not used, I had a look in the tub and there were my fuchsia's. Perfect I thought I can add beads to the bottom of the stamens and it will help it look more like a real flower.
I wanted the card to look quite different to anything I've done before so I cut a small aperture for the flower to hang in. I printed some backing paper from the Fairyopolois CD, printed the fairy off a few times to make my own decoupage. I'd not done this before as I always thought it wouldn't look right but I'm pleased with how the decoupage turned out.
I found some clear seed beads that have a coating on them which means they catch the light, well they do in real life anyway! I added them with some glue, I poked some wire through the top of the flower and taped it on the inside of the card, as I can't use an insert as it will cover the aperture I cut some card to cover my wire inside.
I used a Quickie glue pen and lots of Glamour dust to add some sparkle.
Thanks so much for popping by and as always I love to read any comments you are kind enough to leave.


Susan.... said...

This is such a pretty card ! love the delicate tones and lovely image !
Hope you are all well !
susan x

Papercraft By Carole said...

I love the way the fuchsia dangles in the aperture!! Great idea!! Love the little fairy too!! Cxx

Feebsy said...

I have to say your handmade fuchsia blows me away it's amazing and I love the beads on the stamens. Of course the rest of the card is lovely too, the fairy is adorable.


Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there, this is such a beautiful card and the image is just perfect.Love how you have used the beads here, very clever indeed.


Meggymay said...

Beautiful fairy card, love how you made the flower and the clever way you let it dangle.

Bea und Doreen said...

beautiful card tracy - gorgeous.
Doreen xx

Jack said...

This is just stunning. Love your fuschia. xx

JoZart said...

Fabulous way you've dangled the fuschia in the aperture. Great idea.
Lovely to see you too on Sunday!
Jo x

Josephine said...

This is so lovely - the aperture really shows off the beads beautifully!

Kim x said...

This is just beautiful. What a great idea to let the flower hang from the aperture. Clever girl xx

Sally said...

A pretty card & a lovely idea to hang the flower in the aperture. The beads are perfect as stamen ends. Fuchsias are one of my fave flowers.
Sally x

Mynnette said...

This is so creative! That dangling flower is absolutely gorgeous--and using beads in the middle is so awesome! :)