"I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth." Genesis 9:13

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Flowers - and more...


Well I had some fun in my craft room over the past few days. As I was surfing some card sites I learned how to make some paper flowers. This first one was made using 8 punched out pieces of DSP. I used the "Fancy Flower" punch. Take each piece and scrunch it together - this breaks down the fibers and makes it more pliable. Then "un-scrunch" and layer on top of each other - alternating the design; poke a hole in the center and use a brad to hold all 8 pieces together. Then - starting with the top layer and working layer by layer- scrunch each layer together again. The end result is a "fat flower" such as you see here. You would have difficulty putting a card with this flower on it into an envelope but you could add it to a gift or on top of a box or......  :0

This next flower was made by using black ink and stamping a blossom from the Mixed Bunch set (Occasions Mini) - onto Marina Mist CS. I then punched out these flowers using the Blossom punch from the Mini - then wet them til quite damp and scrunched each one together; laid them out to dry leaving them somewhat scrunched together. Once almost dry I poked a hole in the center and held them together with a brad - and adjusted the petals to my liking. Once the flower was dry I spritzed it with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch. See the "glittery look"? I then placed a pearl in the center with a glue dot.

This third flower is just like the second one except it is stamped with Marina Mist ink on the Marina Mist CS; then spritzed and a pearl added to the center.

Here is the card I made using the third flower - a simple thank you card.
I appreciate each and every one of you and thank you for stopping by today ...
I hope you enjoyed your peek and that you'll try your hand at flower making!
May your 2012 be filled with peace and joy and love!
Blessings and HUGS!

1 comment:

Penny Hanuszak said...

Happy New Year Ruthie!. Thanks for your great flower making steps and your awesome card. Beautiful!