Apr 20 2010
It’s Technique Tuesday! And today I am making paper flowers with the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch. Because the flowers need to be misted down a bit, your work space may get wet. But doesn’t it feel great to be a kid again!
To make a paper flower, you will need 4 to 8 punched flowers for layering. For my card, I used 8 layers but I have been playing with other numbers of layers and they all look good. Try different punched sizes and shapes to make different flowers. Various circle punches, the scallop circle and the boho blossoms punch are others I have tried.
For this card, I layered Whisper White cardstock onto Kraft and then added a top layer of Vellum cardstock embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder for the Big Shot. The greeting from the Messages for Mom stamp set was stamped in Rose Red ink and layered onto Rose Red and then Regal Rose cardstocks.
After creating one Red Rose flower and one Regal Rose flower, I added Certainly Celery leaves made from cutting up a 5-Petal flower punch. I adhered the flowers with stampin dimensionals.
This is one card you will want to hand deliver or mail in a large padded envelope. Either way, the recipient will love it!
Scroll down to see a full list of instructions and let me know if you have any questions.
Stamps: Messages for Mom, W$34.95 – 117016, C$24.95 – 118580, Set of 8, Page 29 of the Occasions Mini Catalogue
Inks: Rose Red
Paper: Kraft, Vellum Cardstock, Whisper White, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery
Punches: Extra Large Fancy Flower – $22.95, #118073, 5-Petal Flower
Other: Finial Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Silver Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mist paper flowers with water.
Scrunch punched flowers into a tight ball.
Open the flowers and stack.
With a paper piercing tool, make a hole in the center of the stack of flowers.
Pull the first flower tightly around the brad.
Repeat one layer at a time until all the layers have been pulled together to complete the flower.
Allow the flower to dry and adhere it to your card or other project.
Don’t think it, ink it!