Sunday, June 6, 2010

wedding satin flower card

Hello!  Lately all over online I have been seeing all sorts of fabric flowers.  I love that many are made without a sewing machine!  I finally made my way to the fabric store and picked up some satin and other fabrics.  I made several satin flowers and my intentions were for hair pins or pins.  Than I noticed the current challenge on Moxie Fab World which is fun with fabric.  And I needed a wedding cards for one of Chad's cousin, they were having a BBQ for him and his wife as they got married in Mexico.  Here is the card:



wedding satin flower card, originally uploaded by AnitaRex.


I can't tell you how happy I am with how this card turned out!  I used silver cardstock that I have had since my wedding almost 8 years ago.  I also stamped the background with silver pigment ink.  I thought that the silver would go well with the pink, plus it's something different.  This flower is quite big but it's also a pin!  I attached the nestie to the card with dimensionals because of the ruffle ribbon, and than rested the pin against the top, this way the flower lays flat.  I used removable glue dots to secure it.  I thought that this sentiment is perfect for a wedding as love and laughter is what makes a great marriage!  The bride loved the pin and wore it after she opened the card!  Actually both her and her husband told me how cool they thought it was that the card came with a pin!

My brother's girlfriend called and asked me to make a bridal shower card for her.  I used another flower too:

This time I attached the flower to the ribbon and wrapped the ribbon around the card and taped it in the back.  This flower has brown tulle layers in it!  Here is a photo of some of the other flowers I made both sides of them:


















The rhinestone in the middle is actually a brad that holds the whole flower together! On the back I glued felt and than added either the pin of the hair clip. I covered the clip with ribbon because otherwise the alligator clip wouldn't stay in my hair or Ariel's. (Ignore the white felt it was all I had at first!) Ariel doesn't have bangs so she usually wears clips in her hair to help keep it out of her eyes. I usually hunt around looking for cute clips that will match her clothes. I plan on going back to the fabric store with some of her clothes and get some fabric. Here is Ariel with her pink flower pin:


I also made myself one and plan to make more. I have worn it a few times and the response I get is that it's so me! Quite true. I can't wear necklaces, I feel like I am choking so I like that this is a way to accessorize! I also just got my hair done! This is the way I have been wearing it:


I haven't worn it the way I do in the second picture. When I got my hair done I asked my hairdresser how to wear it and she suggested the way I do in the first picture and with a side ponytail. I like the second way because it takes the hair out of my eyes, I just don't think it's supposed to be worn that way? What do you think?

I have to say what I love about crafting and sharing online is that I have learnt other crafts like this fabric flower that I totally love and is so me. I keep seeing in stores different kinds of fabric flowers and I know how to make them now! It's so cool! I plan on making more pins and hair pins for Ariel and me. And I hope to make more cards with the fabric flowers! Different kinds too!

14 comments:

Dawn said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! Anita- this is a stunner,... that flower is just amazing as is the pleated ribbon down the side,

Sarah said...

Beautiful! My daughter was wearing soft pink yesterday and I was wearing black and grey. She sat on my lap and I thought what a great color combo! Great to see it on your wonderful card this morning. :)

Creative Char said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!

Deirdre said...

Oh wow Anita, this is must amazing looking. Love it.

Dawn said...

back again Anita... now you have the full post up... stunning flowers. Love the black ones. - looks especially cool against the pink card. Ariel looks so pretty with her pink flower and you look stunning. Love your hair colouring. Perfect

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love your flowers on your cards and the hair pins are adorable!

Cath said...

Hey Anita! Thanks for entering the Fun with Fabric challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)

Barb said...

So darn creative, Anita! I LOVE these satin beauties! So fun that you can wear them in your hair too! And is your daughter just the cutest?!! Yes she is! And what a beautiful picture of you too! Love seeing your face up closer! I would wear it like in the second picture. By the way, Love the cards too! So pretty! :)

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow Anita! Those flowers look fantastic! And your cards are truly beautiful! I love the colors and the backgrounds. You are so creative! :)

LollyChops said...

Absolutely amazing flowers! I have to say that I can't wear necklaces either... I have the same feeling when they are on... but I do love hair accessories and bracelets!!!

Karen B. said...

The card is gorgeous, I love how the flower commands the space and then you notice the other details. And such a beautiful girl you have too, I bet she was happy to wear the clip.

Tiffany said...

These are both so gorgeous! Love the pink and grey combination of colors together, and look at you!! So sweet to 'see' you in person!

Jill said...

So soft and textural--love your flowers and your cards! You and your daughter look just darling! :)

Nat said...

oh your flowers are so elegant and beautiful. Perfect on you cards and simply amazing as a hair pin. These are beautiful!! :)

 

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