We have another Fifth Sunday challenge going on over at Anything But a Card. That means you can create anything (but a card of course!) that includes five! You can also create 5 some things! My contribution is an Artist Trading Card that features five miniature felt-flowers for a birthday ATC swap.
I started with Impression Obsession’s Spiral Flowers and die cut white wool felt. This can be found on a bolt in the fabric section of your local craft store. After die cutting and carefully removing the excess with tweezers I sprayed the flowers with a variety of mists. Tsukineko’s Fireworks Tangelo and Dandelion, and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Sun Sisters (plus a little Tangelo on one), Rum Punch, and Marmalade gave me a splendid color array to build my little garden. I set these aside to dry. One thing to remember when using glimmer sprays is with white felt the color will become very intense. Low temperature hot glue seemed to be the best choice to hold the little flowers together. They should also survive the mailing process quite nicely!
The greenery in the background is by Technique Tuesday from the “In Bloom” mini collection. It is stamped in Tsukineko Versa Magic Key Lime and Memento Luxe Pear Tart. The butterflies (from the same collection) are stamped in Tsukineko Versa Magic Aloe Vera. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from Boxer Scrapbooking (now defunct) and is stamped in Tsukineko Versa Magic Mango.
After I assembled the ATC, I realized the stems and leaves really needed to be felt as well . . . so a search through my die stash revealed Heartfelt Creations Decorative Chateau Gate and Cut Mat Create 1B sets both had small greenery sprigs with stems and leaves. These were spritzed with Tsukineko Fireworks Pear Tart. These were attached with Art Glitter Adhesive. The felt leaves and stems set of the beautiful little flowers nicely!
Go have some crafting fun this week and play along with our Fifth Sunday challenge at Anything But a Card!
I would like to enter the following Challenges with this little creation: