March 09, 2011

Daffodils and a Sneak Peek….

Another week half gone…..time does fly!

Last week a friend and I took the day off and went craft shopping.  My biggest find was this punch by McGill/Starburst, and used for the center of flowers.  I like it!!  It’s so easy to use with your piercing tool mat and a stylus.  But first let me explain how the flower came to light.

A few posts back I made a scrunched (pink) flower using the scalloped punch.  This time I used the same technique but used the 5 petal punch.  And this is what I came up with….Okay this is good, although it reminds me of daffodils it’s too wrinkled for my taste.                

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I decided a more smooth texture would be better.  And this is what I came up with…..

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  1. I first punched out two pieces from the 5 petal punch, one for the bottom and one for the top. 
  2. Taking the bone folder, I began shaping each piece upward.
  3. Then placed one upside down (petals pointing down) and glued the other one on top (petals pointing up).
  4. They looked identical to the pink flower above, but were now smooth in appearance.
  5. Using my new punch, I attached it to the center for the stamens. 
  6. Easy breezy!!

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and this is how the card looked after it all came together…

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A glance inside ~

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I sponged each flowers edge with More Mustard and popped them up with thicker dimensionals.

Supplies needed ~ all are SU unless otherwise noted

  • Card stock – D. Delight, W. White (smooth and textured), P. Parfait and A. Artichoke
  • Ink – M. Mustard
  • Punch – 5 Petal, Circle, Eyelet Border and Mc-Starburst
  • Misc. – Ribbon and gems from my stash

A Sneak Peek for tomorrow….I will be entering this one in the PPA Challenge

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To All My Stamping Friends ~ there was a lot in todays post, if you didn’t understand something or for more detailed info…EMAIL ME!!!  I would love to hear from you!  Have a good one at whatever you do!

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3 comments:

Pam~ said...

Great find on your shopping adventure ... love that punch! I'm loving all your pretty spring cards Linda! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh I love that flower center!!!! I love that punch, what a find. Your flowers are so pretty, and I love the smooth on too. You card is beautiful, I love all the white space. Hugs,

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous flower - you and Carla are a match made in Heaven :-)

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