Bobby Pin Flower Card by Guest Designer Melanie Montes de Oca

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mel lead

First, I'd like to apologize to Melanie for not featuring this project sooner!  I've had my camera out being fixed.  Got it back but had to have my lenses cleaned.  My sincere apologies Melanie!

This is the most GORGEOUS card!  Elegant, sophisticated ... I would be so proud to give this card to someone special!  And how creative of Melanie ... to use Bobby Pins!  What a FUN idea!

If the front of the card wasn't fabulous enough anyway ... there is even an insert! 

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And do you have ANY idea what Melanie did to make this ribbon so whimsical and fun?  It's pretty fantastic isn't it!  Read on ...  (And check out the subtle and interesting stitching around the card)!

Mel ribbon

Melanie took her heat gun and heated our Organza Ribbon!  This is the most fabulous look!  I can't wait to try this myself!

Melanie wasn't done with that heat tool yet.  Check this out!

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Melanie stamped the flowers on acrylic felt with her Violette Palette Ink.  Next, she assembled the flowers and then heated slowly with her heat gun.  To make the petals curl in more Melanie suggests cutting the petals apart to the center of the flower.

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Pretty sensational!  LOVE the savvy solutions you shared with us Melanie!  Thank you!

Melanie Head Shot copy
Happy Paper Crafting!


Melanie's Supply List for this Project:

  • Graphic Blooms Stamps

  • Inspiration Sayings Stamps

  • Tuscany Spice WIC

  • DCWV Neutrals

  • White CS

  • Palette Violette Ink

  • Beetle Black Mono Buttons

  • Black & Gold Thread

  • White Acrylic Felt

  • Bobby Pins

  • Green Ribbon

  • Organza Ribbon

  • YES! Glue

  • Heat Gun

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