Pink Posie Muse

Friday, April 12, 2013

It's been a busy Friday, lots of things going on.  Tomorrow is my youngest son's 19th birthday.   Going to be spending it with him in Chapel Hill.  So tonight I'm trying to tie up loose ends, one being a few more blog posts. 

Along with doing some crafting, I've been re-organizing some of my supplies and in doing so, I pulled out some things I have collected to reuse and re-purpose.  So, I decided to use one of them with this card.  Since we got a Keurig coffee maker two years ago, I've had a couple packs of coffee filters stored away in my craft closet.  The other day I pulled them out and began playing around with them and my glimmer mists.  I now have a small stack of colored coffee filters to use in various projects.  I have used some on this card to make the pink paper flower.

This is my MUSE card.  MUSE is a unique card challenge club where the participants get to vote amongst themselves.  It's fun to be a little more interactive sometimes when playing in these challenges.   I chose to keep close to the theme and layout of the card except for flipping the sketch and adding the sentiment at the top instead of the bottom, mostly because it seemed to fit better.

The card base is a pale pink textured cardstok.  I stamped flourishes (by Autumn Leaves) for leaves in Pistachio ink from Memento.  The flower, as I mentioned above, is all made from coffee filters minus the center, which is a vintage ivory button.  I sprayed two coffee filters with several colors of pink glimmer mist, some from Tattered Angels and some of my own homemade mist made from acrylic paint, water and pearlized paint.  I used an old small hair dryer to dry them more quickly and then die cut them into different shapes to make the varying layers of the flower.  The top five or six layers were cut using Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral die.  The second to last layer is cut from a doily die by Quickutz and the last layer is a blossom framelit by Lifestyle Crafts.
 Here you can see the different layers a bit better.  I scrunched the layers a bit and then fluffed them up.  I also decided to add more leaves by spraying a small white doily with wasabi mist (my own), trimming it down and then into two pieces to form two more top leaves.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment, Congratulations, in Rose Bud by Memento and added the vintage button for the center of the flower.

Enjoy a cheery, sunny weekend!

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Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Who knew that coffee filters could be so darn beautiful! That blossom is just stunning! This is a wonderful take on this week's Muse - thanks so much for playing along!

lostinpaper said...

I can't believe you made this amazing flower... now who would've thought coffee filters could look sooo good!

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Nance - that vibrant pink is stunning, and I LOVE that button!!

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