Monday, August 22, 2011

Thanks with Kanzashi Flowers

Recently I came across this great video on how to make kanzashi flowers. I'd never heard of these before, but thought I'd give them a go.

Thanks with Kanzashi Flowers
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Classic Fabric Design, Antique Engravings, Scattered Leaves and Messages.

The petals of the larger flower start off as 2 inch squares and these are folded over a few times. On the smaller flowers the squares are only one inch, so they proved to be a bit more fiddly, especially with slippy fabric!

Thanks with Kanzashi Flowers

To start with I clear embossed the Classic Fabric Design on white card and applied shabby shutters and forest moss distress inks. The flowers are made from shot silk and I added some pearls to the centres from an old necklace. The butterfly was stamped with a brown chalk ink and I just added some pearls and thread to finish.

I'm submitting the card into a few challenges:

Lily Pad Cards - Fabric\Felt Challenge
Hero Arts - August Challenge
Creative Card Crew - Hand Made Flowers Challenge
Paper Creations Ink - Show Us Your Flowers

17 comments:

Barb said...

Oh, my! These flowers are stunning, Heather! They add such elegance to your card! Love this!

Trinh said...

Yay, I can leave a comment! This is stunning, Heather! I love those handmade flowers and the color palette you have chosen. Such a beautiful & elegant design.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow Heather, these flowers look amazing! I can see how the little ones would be fiddly - how can you get them so perfect?! Anyway, love your beautiful card!

Rachel W K said...

I have never heard of these before either, but wow they are beautiful! It looks like a flower a bride would wear in her hair on her wedding day

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Isha said...

Love your Elegant card Heather...Stunning flowers too:)

Brenda said...

What a gorgeous design with the most stunning flowers and beautiful, beautiful flowers! You are such an inspiration!

Patricia said...

Super cute flowers Heather I have to try it and your card is amazing

Lin said...

Beautiful, Heather! A perfect entry for the fabric challenge - thanks so much for playing with us!

walchowDesign said...

Simply gorgeous, Heather! Those flowers are perfectly made!

Dawn said...

Heather, these are so pretty. Your card is wonderful

Shanna Shands said...

Your card is beautiful and I love your fabric flowers. Very elegant and clean. Thanks for playing along with the Creative Card crew...hope to see you next challenge!

Shanna

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card, gorgeous flowers...simply a standout! I'm so glad to have you join us at Lily Pad Cards, your projects are always so polished and elegant!

Sara said...

Heather... Your card is beautiful! I love the handmade flowers that you created for it! Wonderful colors! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful rest of the week! Happy Creating! Sara

Tiffany said...

Oh, so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing the details, love this vibrant card!

Miranda said...

gorgeous card Heather, very pretty, the flowers are just lovely
thanks for sharing the tutorial
and for joining us over at PCI
greetz
Miranda

Paper Creations Ink said...

Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

Thanks for Joining us atPaper Creations Ink

Deborah said...

These flowers are exquisite - the detail on this card is jaw-dropping!!! Thanks for playing at the Lily Pad!

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