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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Art and Soul: Eclectic Elegance and BLOG CANDY!

Close To My Heart's new webisode of Art & Soul is up on my website. It's called "Eclectic Elegance" and it's one you don't want to miss. Click here to watch it.

Want to win this card? Be sure to keep reading to the end of this post to find out how!

Among other things, this 12 minute webisode of Art & Soul is jam-packed with artwork, tips and techniques for the following:
  • Vintage is very NOW!
  • Tying perfect knots and bows
  • Focal points and odd numbers
  • Ideas with ribbons and ruffles
  • Rosette ribbon flowers (like you see here on this card I made after watching Art & Soul!)
I had so much fun making this elegant rosette ribbon flower with CTMH's Colonial White Twill Ribbon and adding the gorgeous filigree charm in the middle. I would never have thought to do that without this webisode. Be sure to watch it and you'll learn how simple it is to make a rosette of your own.

Want to know how to make the leaves on this clear card? Easy, peasy lemon squeasy!
  1. Cut your leaves out of a green cardstock (I have used CTMH's Olive cardstock for mine).
  2. Fold leaf in half, then unfold.
  3. Sand the entire leaf. Close To My Heart's cardstock is perfect for this because it has a white core. Add a little bit of brown ink to the edges with a round sponge or sponge dauber if you'd like a vintage look.
To win this card, all you have to do is make a rosette flower and use it on a project then email a photo of it to me at The first person to do so will get this little card sent their way!

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Jamie Harder said...

GORGEOUS card!!!!!!

Karla Kroese said...

What a fabulous card! Your rosette is elegance perfected!

Rachele Funk said...

No time, so I'll have to enjoy yours! Good job btw! Hope your kiddo's are all doing fine. Lot's going on in the Pedermom's household. Glad you still find time for a webisode and a new technique! TFS!!! I'll have to check it out. . . eventually!

Laurel said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!

Cheryl Nelson said...

WOWZERS!!! This is absolutely stunning! You are soooooo good!

Melissa Laverty said...

Awesome...I try to do these flowers but they never turn out like yours did! Love it!

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