Monday, 2 July 2012

Origami Blooms

Do you ever look at your craft stash and think, I really must start using some of this stuff up!!  I had some origami scraps of paper on my desk and some old card blanks that were just taking up space and so I thought I would make a quick card,  here is what I came up with.

I concertinaed the origami paper and joined the edges with glue then flattened to create rosettes.  I then stamped the string from the balloon in the transparent set 'Sweet Wishes' 30-104  with Versafine Black ink and added the rosettes on top .  The purple pearls were then added to the centre of the rosettes and the sentiment stamped on the bottom from 'Gratitude' 30-105.

I cut the front edge of the card using Spellbinders Classic Postage edgeability and stamped the inside edge with 'Puzzle Parts' 30-114 using Versacolour Fresh Green ink.

I love the fact that this card uses up the thin strips of left over origami paper, and that it was so quick to make too!

I am entering this card in this weeks two circles challenge over on the CAS-ual Friday blog, details of the challenge can be found here. Thanks for visiting me today and for all the comments you take the time to leave, they mean so much to me.

Hugs Cathy
x

11 comments:

Dawn said...

love the little rosettes. Looks so cool with the strings hanging down.

Kaypeanut said...

Such a lovely way to use up those scraps. Thank ou for the inspiration.

ARTiMAGINE said...

hey,

cool way to use scrap...i hate throwing left overs from the carft projects....

Paula (PEP) said...

This is such a lovely piece of work & as you say using up all sorts of bits is a great thrill (hmmmmm-note to self to count how many titchy bits of rubber are in my use-up Marmite Lid tray). The way the stamped border inside echoes the postage edging is terrific & a masterpiece of lining up engineering.
Paula (PEP)

shirley-bee said...

Love the clean design, Cathy! I know what to do with all my scraps now (I knew I was saving them for something...)

Jodi said...

Great use of rosettes! I like how you used them to make balloons! The reason I started card making was to use my left over stash from scrapbooking! I love when I don't buy anything and make a great card!

Annette said...

wow i totally love this...so clever and unique...LOVE IT

Elizabeth Allan said...

Fabulous idea with great dimensional impact!

Gayatri Murali said...

Great idea! I love the edge of your card and the stamping on the inside. Thanks for playing with us @ CAS-ual Fridays

Virginia L. said...

Brilliant idea to use the scraps, Cathy! Love the accordion flowers! Hope you are having a great summer so far! HUGS! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Stephanie Washburn said...

Those flowers are awesome, Cathy! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! :)