Thursday, 18 March 2010

Funky flower

These little flowers are all the rage in Blogland at the moment. And they’re so easy to make, too! All you need is a Scallop Circle Punch and some cardstock. Everything else I’ve used here is an optional extra.

Punch out about eight scallops – you can use more than one colour if you like but I chose Orchid Opulence, a colour I rarely use but this was for an inspiration challenge based on the wedding cake image shown here.

Snip towards the centre of the scallops all the way round.

Then you have two options – you can dampen the cardstock lightly but I didn’t know this when I made my flower. Wetting it will give you a slightly more distressed-looking flower so it’s up to you. Have a play around and see which you prefer.

Place a scallop in the palm of you hand and press the centre to create a cup shape. Repeat on all the scallops and then put them together. You can either join them with SNAIL Adhesive® or similar or make a hole in the centre and add a brad. Then scrunch the whole lot up in your hand and fiddle with the petals until you are satisfied.

To make the centre of the flower, I punched a 1” circle of Only Orange and then prised the layers of the cardstock apart. Why? Well it make it thinner and therefore more flexible. I also turned it over so that the rough side was showing, which gave it a nice texture. I then fluffed these pieces up to make the flower centre.

The leaves are created from the Oval Punch, punched once and attached to scrap paper, then punched again to give a pointed end. They are scored down the centre so that they sit up more like leaves.

The box is stamped with the flowers from One of a Kind, stamped in Orchid Opulence on scrap paper first and then on the cardstock to create a lighter image (“stamping off”).

Stamps: One of a Kind
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Orchid Opulence, Gable Green, Only Orange
Ink: Orchid Opulence
Accessories: Oval punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1” circle punch

All products by Stampin' Up! ®


2 comments:

  1. Beautiful flower and funky colour combo!

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  2. Very nice and pretty!Have a great day tomorrow xx

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