Sunday, November 14, 2010

All Zipped up in Fall

this card is an inspiration from the Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger - Fall Festival and Moxie Fab World Challenge - All Zipped Up. Let me show you few pictures to get an idea;

This is the Tuesday Trigger - The Fall Festival

There are many images.. but this really hit me; if you want to be inspired then click on the link above

So i was browsing through Moxie Fab World and saw these images and it hit me... Eureka!!!!! i thought why not make my own flowers using zippers... so i used the color combo from fall festival image and created this card.

i made the flowers using only one side of the zipper so the grove of the zipper will add more texture. you can use about 12 inches for the large flowers and 6 inches for the small one. in order to make them, you got to remove the zipper holder and take it apart, then you need to get ruffles, for this start from one corner and run a stitch along the edge and gather. now you have to start rolling it up... start with a small bud and keep rolling until you have rolled the entire strip. (tip: while rolling i stitched the flower from the bottom to keep it secure and the end was tucked under and stitched)

after making the flower i added a pearl in the middle. the card first covered with a creamy gold paper and then inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and the leaves are embossed in different colors with Tim Holtz Distress Powder. instead of a ribbon i used another zipper (brown) and added a sentiment Thanks with Tim Holtz Crackle Paint and Stickles. as a final touch i scrapped the edges and used gold beads to add more texture and give that beautiful glamor that is in the fall. here are few close ups;

I hope you like my inspired card... i really did enjoy making this... leave me a comment on what you think of it...

Things i used;
Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Spicy Marmalade)
Tim Holtz Distress Powder (Spicy Marmalade, Shabby Shutters, Pine Needles)
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint (Spicy Marmalade)
Tim Holtz Distress Stickles (Peeled Paint)
Orange, Light Yellow, Light Orange and Light Brown Zippers
Inkadinkado Fall Leaf Stamp
Making memories scrapper
Gold Beads

Challenges i entered:
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Thank you
Prairie Fairy Designs - Make your own flowers
Daring Card makers - Topaz Challenge
Gingersnap Creations - Sewing Notions
Gingersnap Creations - Color Challenge
Opus Gluei - An attitude of gratitude
Creative card Corner - Let's give thanks
Cute card Thursday - Anything goes


  1. I LOVE THIS. The zippers are so right on the latest trend and I really love how you've incorporated them into this. I'm amazed at how much oomph and interest they give to the flowers. I enjoy how you've used techniques, texture, and lovely color for this and it works so beautifully.

    Thank you very much for participating with us at Opus Gluei!

  2. Fabulous ... love your zipper flowers! thanks for joining us this week at CCCB

  3. WOW.. This is wonderful. Those zippers are so creative.. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  4. Hi AJ....I'm speachless concerning your flowers....using zippers...what a wonderful idea...and they are so pretty (as is your card)....thanks for joining Fairy Fun Friday and we hope to see you next time again!
    xxx Margreet

  5. so lovely!! love those zipper flowers! Thank you so much for playing along with CCCB this week!

  6. Hey AJ! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  7. This is fabulous, the zipper flowers are so cool, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  8. Oooooh. This is so pretty. I love your color combo. Great idea to put the zipper flowers on a card. Thanks for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

  9. thank you for joining in with our anything goes challenge on CCT!
    hugs, annie x

  10. Super cute card! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


  11. Fabulous!!! Love the zipper flowers!

  12. Hey AJ! Thanks also for entering the All Zipped Up! challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you had the moxie to play along! :)