6.20.2011

FTTC123–Brown Paper Bag

 

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Hello everyone~

I completely forgot that yesterday was the first day of summer :P It’s been 3 digits temperature every day for the last couple weeks and I was just thinking about when the summer will be over, lol!!

Anyway, I have one card to show you today! I made it for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC123) . Betty is challenging us to use a brown paper bag into your card! What a fun challenge! You can visit Flourishes blog for more detail about how to play. Can’t wait to see your project!!

 

For the brown bag challenge, I used one sandwich bag and made the flower embellishment. I punched out 8 scalloped circle punch and inked the edge of each circle. Then attached them all together with a brad at the center. To give the dimension and texture, I just crinkled and  squeezed the flower and carefully open each petal. Since the bag was much thinner than cardstock or scrapbook papers, I didn’t have to wet them to crinkle ;) The leaves are made with the leaf punch. I used Garden Fresh set and colored the image with Copic markers (Evergreen and Copper). The sentiment was stamped on the ribbon accent that was cut with the die from Nested Lacey Pennants. I tied the buttons with the paper twine I made with the same brown bag :) Just cut about a 1/4” strip and keep spinning with finger tips and palm until it turned out like twine.

The sketch was used from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 122 (SSSC122) and Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet Challenge - Welcome Summer. (Thanks for letting me know about the challenge, Elizabeth!)

 

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Be sure to check out other FOF’s creations!

Pat Adams (June Guest FOF)

Betty

Cindy

Heather

Silke

Tammy

 

 

 

Stamps: Garden Fresh (Flourishes)
Paper: mellow moss, chocolate chip (SU), heavenly white (PaperTemptress), designer paper (BoBunny), brown sandwich bag 
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, rich cocoa (Tsukineko), Copic markers – Evergreen, Copper and W03, 01 and 00)
Accessories: buttons, brad 
Tools: circle Nestabilities, nested lacey pennants die, scalloped circle punch, leaf punch

 

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.

Maki

33 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Maki, this is awesome! The peas are colored fabulously and the newsprint background looks amazing! However, that paper bag flower is too cool! Totally knocked the bag out of the park! Awesome card!

Cindy Haffner said...

CREATIVE and BEAUTIFUL Maki!!~

Theresa said...

Maki. what an amazing creation. I love how you made a flower from a brown paper bag now how awesome is that?? FANTASTIC

Diane said...

Love this!!! And my first thought when I saw the challenge was to make a brown paper bag flower....yours is awesome!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Maki, this is such an incredibly beautiful and clever card - great job! LOVE the paper bag twine - such a great idea!

Kathy said...

Very pretty! Love the flower created from the bag!!

Heather Jensen said...

Great paper for this set. I like the text background with the peas.

It has been hot here too. I am ready for fall. Alaska is sounding good to me right now. LOL :)
Hugs~

The Rubber Maid said...

OMGoodness what a beautiful flower you created from your brown bag.That is really gorgeous, made a real accent for your wonderful card. Pat

Allison Cope said...

Just beautiful Maki! Love that you made a bloom with your bag. So creative!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Makiko san, you have outdone yourself on this absolutely breathtaking card!! I love, love, love everything about this beauty and that lunch bag flower.....AWESOME!! Hugs, Sabrina

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Love what you did with your brown paper bag! A super cute card, Maki. Every bit of it is just outstanding!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Oh, the newsprint paper and the brown paper flower work so well with your image. I really like the image...too country-cute! A really great card.

Smiles!
Gwen

Kathryn said...

Oh this IS clever... so well done and it all fits together flawlessly. Who would've guessed there's so much beauty in an old brown bag?
Thanks so much,
--Kathryn

Whimsey said...

WOW Maki; that flower is beautiful; what a unique idea.

Love your card!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Absolutely scrumptious! Love these colours, the beautifully coloured peas image, newsprint, flourish and that flower...WOW!

pink latte said...

Wow! Such a beautiful colors! Love it all! :)

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

I love the color combination on this gorgeous card and that flower is stunning! It also happens to fit perfectly with the challenge Welcome Summer that is happening now at The Kraft Journal... I hope you consider entering your project there for a chance to win or be selected as our Featured Artist! http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/2011/06/make-it-monday-with-kraft-outlet_20.html

Stephanie Lee said...

I love how you use the bag bag to make a flower!! and the newprint background is exquisite!

momof5sons said...

What a wonderful flower... beautifully done. Love that DP and the layout, TFS.

terri d. said...

I seriously love that paperbag flower!! You've given me an idea for future use. Your card is stunning.

Rosemary said...

so charming!!

lizlincoln said...

I love the same things as everyone else, your stunning flower and the use of news print. This is beautifully put together and it just screams SUMMER.

Audrey Pettit said...

This is beautiful!! Love every little inch of this! Gorgeous stamping. Love the text background and LOVE your paper bag flower. :)
Thanks for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal.

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS! Love how you used this new set and the brown bag flower is the BOMB!!!! Hugs ~S~

Lisa said...

Maki I think your flower is a masterpiece! I'll have to give that one a try. Great card :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow, we sure were having the same thoughts with our cards this week! :) I LOVE your scrunchy flower, Maki! Beautiful card!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Makiko - I am loving your flower - what a great way to use a bown paper bag! Gorgeous details on your card - thanks for the inspiration! {{{hugs}}}

stampqueen said...

Love your card and the flower - very cool!!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Maki! This is such a Charmer! Love your coloring and Fabulous BG. But that Paper Bad Flower is sooo Adorable!! Love it! So creative and the paper twine too!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

tiffany said...

that flower is amazing and i love the paper twine!! =)Tiffany
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Alaine said...

The flower is uber-cool. Thanks for saying how you did it!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous flower and beautiful stamping on the text print paper - WOW! Just love this :)

Donna Huisinga said...

The flower is wonderful. I'm going to have to try this. What a great look.

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