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"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird." -- Paul McCartney









Tuesday, March 4, 2014

PRESSED FLOWER TECHNIUE BACKGROUND

I am trying a few variations on the pressed flower technique and am thoroughly enjoying my 'experiments'.  Here's the latest result


When I was taught the technique in a workshop, we used plain cardstock and punched flowers , but here I used patterned DP and ready cut and embossed flowers.  I distressed/chalked the DP and the flowers  before I glued them onto the DP, and then dry embossed it 


I also used small punched flowers, and gems for the entres.

The butterfly is a diecut, and is embellished with gems.

The sentiment  a peel off placed on a label diecut, that is tied with raffia and popped up to add a bit of dimension to balance the butterfly.

Thanks for visiting me today

luv'n huggz
jen Leeflang
DURBAN
SOUTH AFRICA

I  would like to addmy card to the following challenges
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY,ANYTHING GOES/ MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS                                                               

8 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! Great job!

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  2. Oh Jen, this is stunning and something I'm going to try for sure. Thanks for sharing the technique. What a wonderful creation.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Craft Your Passion for our Birthday Bonanza theme. Good luck.

    Lynn, CYP DT

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  3. Fab design..... thank you for joining in with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love the pleasure of your company in next weeks challenge .....,.
    Hugs
    Suzy B ~Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday
    Xx

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  4. Hey Jen!!! That is an absolutely AMAZING background!!
    Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.
    xxxx
    Riette, DT.

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  5. Your card looks amazing! Would love to learn that technique. Thank you for joining in Artistic Inspirations, good luck

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  6. I find that background so effective. I love how the flowers become embedded and part of the gorgeous DP. The blingy butterfly makes a wonderful focal and the pops of the light colour provide lovely contrast. Thanks for joining our Birthday Bonanza challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I always learn cool techniques on your blog...thanks for that, too.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous card Jen! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

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