At last I was able to play along with Less is More with their Handmade Flowers theme - that was definitely not one to rush! I can't say I'm particularly good at coming up with some astonishing new way of making a flower using only a butterfly punch and some glitter (!) but I do like a bit of a rolled flower so I thought I'd go with that. Come and see:
As well as rolled flowers, I used a couple of fun techniques on this card: I call the first one 'A hint of embossing'! You just put a bit of cardstock between an embossing folder and rub it with your fingers. You don't get a full impression of the embossing folder but just hints of it, and I rather like the effect. It also enables people who don't have a die cutting machine to get an embossed look. (Aaargh! I've just put my fingers in my ears to drown out the sound of you all saying that there isn't anyone who hasn't got a die cutting machine!)
My second technique is called 'Punch a stamped image with a circle punch and leave a bit of the image poking out of the top' (unless you can think of a snappier way of saying it!) Here's how I do it: I punch a circle out of a piece of vellum or acetate to use as a guide and draw lightly round it with a pencil. Using my sharp paper snips I cut round the overlapping bit and then position my punch with that bit pulled out of the cutting blade. The pencil markings can be rubbed out.
My rolled flowers were made with punched scalloped circles cut into spirals and rolled up from the outside. The beautiful coral paper is from the Epic Day designer range.
I was using the gorgeous sketch at The Paper Players today so I shall link up over there too.
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Four You
Ink: Early Espresso, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky
Card stock: Whisper White
Punches: 2 1/2" circle, 1 3/4" scallop circle
Other: Epic Day designer paper, paper snips, Modern Mosaic embossing folder, stamp-a-majig
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Everyone's winding down at school and my youngest son got to see a film yesterday. Upon enquiry, he told me it had been about Cleopatra having her palace built. When she told the builders she wanted it to be completed in three months, he said, her builders laughed and said maybe they might finish the planning in that time - to which Cleopatra said that if it wasn't done she would feed them to her crocodiles. It seems that having a bit of building work done was a lot simpler in those days...!
I'll have a quick card for you tomorrow when it will be Three Minute Thursday here on my blog. Hope to see you then,