Saturday, 27 August 2011

Popcorn the Bear

I didn't get to post anything yesterday at all, but I have stuck to my vow and still managed some time to play.  I spent a couple of hours trying to make the rolly-up roses - found them very fiddly and didn't really like the results.  Think I need to keep on practising.

Going through one of my drawers I found three sheets of Popcorn that I had printed off but never did anything with so I did a bit of cutting out last night and today made another Popcorn card.  I printed off some backing paper from the Popcorn cd by Crafters Companion onto a sheet of Joanna Sheen's gentle gloss paper and when I had done the card I had a small piece left - and plenty of Popcorn toppers - so just had to make another small card so as not to waste it!

This card is 15cm square and made from Centura Pearl.  I decided I wanted to make a very simple, straightforward card so layered the backing paper onto the base card and then another square of Centura Pearl onto that.  I embossed the top layer of Centura Pearl using a Cuttlebug border embossing folder down both edges  and then decoupaged Popcorn on top.  Very quick and easy to make.

This little card is approx 5 inches square and made from Centura Pearl card.   I embossed the scalloped square but on reflection think that if I was to make this card again I would use the daisy embossing folder rather than the swirls and birds.  I used the remnant of backing paper from the previous card to form a band across the centre of the card and added some yellow ribbon.  The Popcorn topper is one layer.  Again a very simple, easy card to make.

I still have plenty of Popcorn toppers left - but they are all Popcorn with sunflowers - it is my favourite image of Popcorn but think I will put them away again for another little while.  I was actually looking for the Lavender Fairy from the Flower Fairies cd by Crafters Companion because I know I have some printed off ready to go - will have to keep looking as I have obviously put them somewhere safe....!

Thank you for calling in.

Catherine x


  1. They are both lovely. I can't manage to do the rolled roses either..think I need to watch someone making one to see where I'm going wrong.

    Jackie x

  2. both of your popcorn cards are lovley catherine. Louise

  3. Awww gorgeous Popcorn cards :-)

    Lisa x

  4. Thank you Jacki, Louise and Lisa Jacki I have actually watched these roses being made a few times - and the results were lovely, unlike mine! I think my fingers are too big!!

    Catherine x