Here's another card from my January class ... paper flowers for Valentine's Day!
Making the flowers is much like making the Valentine Treat Toppers ... stamp, punch & stick.
- Scallop Circle Punch
- 1 3/8" Circle Punch (or 1 1/4 Circle Punch depending on the size of your stamp)
- 1/2" Circle Punch
Stamp Sets: Big Pieces, Little Pieces, Holidays & Wishes
Colors (inks & cardstock): Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou ... and Whisper White craft ink.
To make the flowers petals ...
I punched 2 scallop circles of textured cardstock (2 pieces so that I could put the wire stem in the center and still have a finished flower back).
To create the centers ...
I stamped images from Big Pieces and punched them out with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch. Then, I stamped images from Little Pieces and punched them out with the 1/2" Circle Punch. To complete the centers, I attached the 1/2" circles to the 1 3/8" circles using brads (a paper piercer works great to create a starter hole for the brads). Next, I attached the 1 3/8" circles to one of the scallop circles using Stampin' Dimensionals.
To finish the flowers ...
I cut a piece of wire (approx. 6"), folded it in half and twisted ... creating the stem. I sandwhiched the wire between the 2 scalloped circles using Sticky Strip.
To attach the flowers to the card ...
I used Stampin' Dimensionals behind one flower, and Sticky Strip behind the other (creating some depth). Finally, I punched two small holes with a paper piercer on either side of the wire stems and tied with a small piece of linen thread.
Last Steps ...
I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the "Happy Valentine's Day" greeting ... stamped in Whisper White craft ink on textured Purely Pomeagranate cardstock. The final piece is attached a Whisper White greeting card ... ready for sending.