Friday 22 June 2012

Technique Tuesday - Faux Pressed Flowers Challenge

I was looking at Jacqueline's take on this challenge which is just gorgeous! I was then intrigued to have a look at the tutorial. I loved the look this technique gives and decided I would give it a go.

I painstakingly chose flowers and paper, put it all together and then popped it through the Big Shot. I looked at it. I looked at it again. I thought, hmmmm, I can work with this. I looked at it again and thought "Yuk"!! My choice of colours and papers were terrible!!!

Back to the drawing board.

I am really pleased with how my second attempt turned out. This technique will be so versatile and you will be able to create anything!! Love it - thanks to Jacqueline and Mynette!

You can find this challenge at Technique Tuesday

Here is my card

I have used Stampin' Up! Whisper white card to attach my paper flowers to (these flowers are from a 2000 piece box that I've had for years and never used...) Once glued together, I popped it into my Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder and through the Big Shot a few times. I fixed some jewels into the centre of each flower.

I used the other paper from a Stampin' Up! kit called 'Slumber Party'. The sentiment is from the Whimsical Words set (stamped with Concord Crush) and die cut with Framelits. The ribbon is also from the 'Slumber Party' kit.

I loved this technique and I may go through the 2000 flower pieces quicker than I thought!!


  1. So glad you decided to have a go at the technique Kylie - your card is gorgeous, love all your pretty colours - Jacqueline xx

  2. This is such a pretty technique - and so easy too - so I definitely think you'll get through those flowers sooner than anticipated!

  3. Hi Kylie what a pretty card, love the gorgeous colours. Love how the flowers are off the edge in some places the embossing gives great texture to the piece.


  4. Hi, Kylie! Fabulous use of this technique--love the bling centers on the flowers, too! And CAS is right up my alley! Thanks for joining me at Technique Tuesday!!! Hope to see you again next month! :)


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