Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dad! (No peeking!)


My daddy's birthday is coming up, and this week's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You seemed like the perfect springboard for me to try out this accordian flower technique I've been wanting to try (I believe I first saw it in the SU catalog). It turned out to be trickier than I expected! I highly recommend the tutorial at De Stampin' Corner if you want to try it out -- I think it would have been much easier if I had looked that up first rather than just winging it! I added some piercing accents by drawing flourishes and punching along them with my piercer.

The pp and card base are from We R Memory Keepers Urban Window collection. I cut the 4" circle with my cricut, then sanded it. The circular stamp is from the CTMH Free Spirit set, and the others are from various SU sets. "dad" is from the Cuttlebug Olivia font. TFL!

Here are a couple of close-ups:

18 comments:

Bex said...

This is fab - love the accordian flower, I will go and have a read of the technique as it looks great!

Love n Hugs
Bex

Sharon Caudle said...

What an awesome card for your Dad Tomi!!! I love that the accordian flower goes so perfectly with your pattern paper! GREAT card!!

Tonya said...

I really, really like this fun card! I especially like the piercings to add some accent!

Pam said...

Great card, and you incorporated that accordian flower beautifully!

Laura Davis said...

Stunning! I love those flowers:) I will miss you at BBTB:)
Laura

Heidi Van Laar said...

What an absolutely adorable card! I love that flower!

Angela said...

Very nice card, great paper too...

Tricia said...

stunning card. Love the idea of the piercing accents. I just made one of those flowers for a card last week. Gonna do a vday project with them at a crop next weekend.

Norine said...

love the card for your Dad and really like that accd flower
Hugs
Norine

rae said...

What a fabulous card, sure to please your dad! Great take on Laura's sketch!

Lea L. said...

What a fun card...I love the folded flower accent you used! Great job with Laura's sketch!

~Lea

Tammy said...

Love your card!

Peet said...

What a Stunning card, Love it!!!

**Nancy** said...

OH wow!!! This card is so pretty!!! I love the accordian flowers! It looks so cool!!! I love the colors, too!!! Wonderful card!!

~amy~ said...

Spectacular!!!Lovin' the accordian flower!

cheryln said...

love it! so fun and happy looking!

Amy said...

Tomi, this card is devine!! I love all the piercing and you did an awesome job with the accordian flower. I saw it in the mini catty and I have wanted to try it out, too. Thanks for reminding me.

{{{Hugs}}}
Amy

Ewonne said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love this card!!!