Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Potpourri ...

So getting ready for stamp class this week I wanted to see what I could create using designer paper, chipboard & punches ... a little of everything! The fun thing about this card is you can mix n' match papers, punches, embellishments -- pretty much anything goes!

For this version of my potpourri card, I used Old Olive cardstock (5 1/4 x 5 1/4) and textured Soft Sky cardstock (5 x 5) ... I softened the edges of both using the a 3/16" corner rounder punch.

Flower #1: I started with a piece of chipboard from SU On Board Blossoms & Basics covered in a piece of prints designer paper in Rose Red.

A Tip: When covering a flower in chipboard - trace your chipboard onto the designer paper and make a small mark on the chipboard and paper so that you know where to line things up after you cut out the flower. Glue stick works great for adhering the paper to the chipboard and a sanding block will take off the rough edges and give a bit of a 'shabby chic' look.

Next, I stamped and punched different shapes to create the 2nd and 3rd flowers ...

Flower #2: I stamped a 5-petal flower from SU's 'In the Spotlight' set in Pumpkin Pie on shimmery white cardstock. The new 5-Petal Flower punch pops it out perfectly. I punched a second 5-petal flower out of Certainly Celery.

Flower #3: The final flower uses another image from 'In the Spotlight' stamped in Groovy Guava on Groovy Guava cardstock and punched out with the new Snow Blossom punch. I punched a second piece in Lovely Lilac for layering.

Flower Centers: For the flower centers - embellishments - a couple buttons (clear button backed with a piece of So Saffron designer paper punched out with a 1" circle punch), a rhinestone brad and a bit of dazzling diamonds glitter on a glue dot.

Last touch ... paper piercing the stems and stamping a greeting from SU's 'Dias Felices' set in Soft Sky.



Heather P. said...

This is FABULOUS!!! LOVE the flowers! :)

Wanda. said...

Very nice! I love the flowers!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh this is fantastic!!! Love this card...would be one to CASE for sure!! Thanks for sharing!

chelemom said...

This is an awesome card! I love the button inside of the flower...too cute!

Jen said...

Gorgeous! Those flowers are great!

Anonymous said...

GREAT card, I bet everyone loved it. I'm wondering if you have to pay more postage if you mail it.
I'm sure the postoffice would love more postage!!
Thanks for sharing this,