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Hello Victoria Day (in Canada)! The weather sure hasn't cooperated with the long weekend - we have had icky cold, rainy weather all weekend - pooie! I was able to spend some time indoors redecorating our living room, so it worked out in the end.

So this week at Practical Scrappers our challenge this week is Tulle/Fabric/Felt. Come on over and play - we have a great sponsor this week: *Wink *Wink Ink. The winner gets to choose 3 digis of their choice!!!!

The challenge got me thinking outside the box this week. I don't use a lot of fabric (unless you count ribbon), so it was a toughie! How did I come up with this (I got asked this question). Seriously, I looked around my craft room - saw an old lei in a clear container (that was boughten for a bridal shower) and thought to myself - I have to find a away to make this work. I had no other fabric LOL!!!

I am uber excited how my card turned out this week:

Such a super easy card to make. All you need is:

~ Hawaiian lei (I bought it from the dollar store)

~ heat embossing gun
~ old brad (to hold it together that won't get ruined by the heat gun)

I took approximately 5 large flowers and 4 small flowers (cut smaller by me). Don't worry about cutting perfectly, when heated nothing matters ;)

Heat with embossing gun. I heated the large ones and the small ones separately. Point the gun into the flower to melt them inwards - gives them a nice "poofy to the centre look." Because the flowers are made of acrylic, they melt quite easily! Once you have them melted to the desired amount, take out the old brads. Squish the small bunch on top of the bigger bunch and replace with fancy brad:

Imagine how many flowers you can make with one lei!!!

I have to worn you though - they DON'T come out soft and fluffy. They come out crunchy because you are essentially melting the plastic substance of the flower.

Card Ingredients: Making Memories paper; Bazzill cardstock; dollar store flowers; Recollections pearl brads and gems; heat embossing gun.

Happy Monday - see you all again tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend if you get one :)


Sasya said…
i LOVE your work and those gorgeous flowers!!! awesome!!
JR Creations said…
Oh WOW!!!! I'm so gonna try this now, it looks awesome, how did you come up with that idea?? It's brilliant.

Jenny T.
~amy~ said…
♥♥love this♥♥ thanks soo much for the tut!!! Who would have thought to use those flower're a genius!!!!
Stunning card, love those flowers.
Jingle said…
This is SO pretty!
buglvr2010 said…
I love these flowers...I thought they were made of tissue paper at first glance. What an awesome idea to heat them up. I need a heat gun! That has to be my next purchase.

Thanks for sharing.
Dayna said…
WOW!!!! Deanne this is absolutely gorgeous!! What a great tutorial on the flowers! TFS!!!
Donna said…
Oh wow Deanne this card is stunning... the flowers are amazing and so beautifully created...the look real :) Donna x
Brenda Brown said…
These look stunning - what a brilliant idea.
LOL Bxxx
Jen said…
Awesome work!
Derek said…
Super Nice!!!
Lynne said…
Deanne, your card is gorgeous. It was so interesting to read how you made the lovely flowers. You are so amazingly talented. Such an inspiration to all your followers!
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