Monday, January 23, 2012

Make my Monday - Nature Flowers and Leaves

For my entry into Make my Monday this week I used a new technique for me, hot glue shapes. The leaves and vines are made with hot glue run on a heat resistant sheet to make the shapes. I have seen people stamp an image on the sheet first and then run the glue over the outline but I did not have any suitable stamps so I did them freehand. When they were cool I stuck green tissue paper on the back of the leaves and cut off the excess. I sprayed the leaves and vines with olive glimmer mist. The background is stamped and embossed script on a piece of paper and matted on a dark purple piece of cardstock that is edged with silver leaf pen. The flowers are made from inked onion paper and white brodraise anglaise material with a lilac brad in the middle. I finished the card off with a few cream and purple beads.

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Vicky Hayes said...

I've never seen this hot glue technique before Paula and it looks amazing! A beautiful card!

Meggymay said...

Love your card, the flowers are gorgeous.

Suzi B said...

This is a lovely card made with a technique I've never seen... gorgeous!
thank you for joining us at MMM :)

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Very impressive. Its so beautiful and so very effective. Thank you for joining Make My Monday flowers and leaves challenge this week! Suzanne

Cazro said...

congratulaions on your success with this technique. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

Mynnette said...

What a superb piece of art--this is absolutely AMAZING! Stunning card--thank you for joining us again at MMM! :)

Fliss said...

A really gorgeous card Paula and the hot glue technique looks amazing.
Thanks for sharing this with us at MMM this week and wishing you good luck.
Fliss x