I used two new techniques on this card: The zipper flower and the chevron technique. The instructions for the zipper flower are here and here is the link to the chevron technique. The dp is my "shopping sin" on this card. I really liked it when I got it, but then never used it until I made this card.
Here's a close up of the zipper flower. I find that the flowers can be varied quite a bit depending on the zippers you use, how tightly you pull your gathering stitch and how you coil the flower. I finished my flower off with some ribbon and a couple stick pins.
Challenges I'm entering:
A Gem Of A Challenge - Something New - The two new techniques I used.
Allsorts - Free & Easy
Totally Gorjuss - Ribbon - Used ribbon under my flower.
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - No More Shopping Sins! - MY shopping sin is the dp.
- Purple Band-aids - They make any cut feel better. :)
- A warm home on the rare, really cold days we have here.
- The ability to laugh at myself when I need to.