Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Moxie Fab World: Tuesday Trigger

In my blurfing this week, I caught the Moxie Fab World: Tuesday Trigger post before it was the weekend already. Yeah, I'm usually a few days behind the rest of the world. So here's this week's Trigger:

I looooooooooooooove this. I saw yellow and white with a touch of black. I had a plan, and after a few failed attempts, this finally came out:

I won't talk about all the failures, and there were many, mostly because I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. The stems seemed to be floating, so to anchor them I decided to stamp the sentiment a little higher and have it stand in as the "ground".

Here's a close-up of those fleurs:

My idea started with this blue flower thingie I made a few weeks ago when my cache of baker's twine arrived:

(Please excuse the cat hair stuck to it. That happens around here.) I figured if people could twist and wind ribbon into a spiral flower, how about twine? It's way flatter and better for my customers who like flat cards and not paying additional postage.

So my idea for the Moxie Fab World card was to make these spirals in yellow, AND I planned to use my Martha Stewart punch I bought at least a year ago when I was enabled to shop at Impress. Darned "friends" who tell me about these places. Grrrrr. Anyway, I had this punch and could never get the resulting flowers to work the way I wanted, so this time I decided to just let them be the background of the flower, and I'd put the yellow spirals in the centers. Because it's on white, I added yellow circles behind the punched pieces so you could see them.

For the one or two spiral ribbon flowers I've made, I use a piece of sticky-paper as the base. For these I hand-cut the sticky circles to fit inside the punched pieces. Here's the three punched flowers and a hand-cut circle of sticky paper:

I cut it from one of the sheets I got from SU, and they are about 1/2" in diameter. It doesn't have to be perfectly round, which is a good thing. (HAHAHA! My Martha is showing.)

I only had one trauma while finishing the card: my black bling went missing. I have big black bling (HA! Say that fast three times), but I need teeny tiny black bling, so I stopped at Mike's on the way home to get some, and, well, I must admit I got a few other things, too. I am weak. I'll reveal the new crafty items as they appear here. Sigh. As a fall-back plan to the teeny black bling, I thought I could cut the legs off some black brads, but fortunately no brads had to be mutilated for this card.

So one more time:

I likey. I likey even more that I can also enter it in the Splitcoast Spotted Canary Spring Challenge. A true multi-tasking card!

I have several other challenges on the back burner, so I'm off to craft some more.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is SO ADORABLE!!!! Such a sweet card!

  2. Perfect card to break in the MS punch!
    Your twine flowers are gorgeous!
    Don't ya love it when a plan comes together!?

  3. beautiful, simple, elegant, great colors, clean... feel very comfy with this card!

  4. Your card turned out beautiful. I really like the flowers.

  5. I love it! I love the idea of the twine flowers - ribbon ones always turn out too bulky.

  6. This is REALLY pretty!!! Love this :)

  7. Hey Leslie! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  8. Clean, crisp and fabulous! Love those flowers. Congrats on being a Trigger Target!

  9. So cute! I think your flowers are awesome, congrats on being a Trigger target Leslie!

  10. Super cute!! Congratulations, Trigger Target! :)

  11. Beautiful and beautifully executed...congrats on your Trigger Target win!

  12. So cute and Spring-like!

  13. What gorgeous flowers you created! Congrats to you too!

  14. Congrats on the nod from Moxie Fab World, and this is too cute! Love the twine flowers! I've been wanting to try that--maybe yours will give me some inspiration! :-)

  15. How fun, Leslie! Those flowers are adorable! Congrats to you, Ms. Trigger Targer!

  16. Yay, yay YAY on the Trigger!!!!!

    LOVE what you did!

    Happy hugs!

  17. From the first glimpse of those flowers, you just knew the brads would get whacked, and then at the end - they are spared! ;> A happy ending! Great cards, and congratulations.


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