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Friday, March 12, 2010

A card with handmade embellishments by Ingeborg Dijkstra


I made two flowers out of some wire. This is what I did ... I cut a piece of wire (photo 1). I used a pen to wrap my wire around (photo 2). I have also made these flowers using a much thicker 'object', this will obviously give you much larger loops. I made sure that I made a complete loop (photo 3 and 4).

I removed the pen and twisted the end to make the loop 'stay in position' (photo 5 and 6). I repeated this process again to make a second loop (photo 7 and 8).

I repeated this until I had five wire petals (photo 9). I cut the ends of the wire (photo 10). The middle of the flower looks a bit 'messy' (photo 11) and therefore I covered that with a paper flower (picture 12).

On the back of the blue cardstock I drew a stem and two petals for each flower with a pencil. Using a hole piercer I made holes a few mm apart.

I handstitched the stems and the petals.

I added a strip of the patterned paper at the bottom. I glued the wire flowers on the card, added a sentiment and some bling and done!


Shazz said...

what a gorgeous card xo

Tanyah Payne said...

WOW! I totally love this Ingeborg! your so clever. I just may have to try this technique out myself...
thanks for sharing
luv TanXx

Susan said...


nic said...

Gorgeous work Ingeborg! Love it...xxxooo

flowers said...

Beautiful cards ! These florals are gorgeous and nice job illustrating them!