30 Apr 2013

Punched Flowers Class

Oh we had such fun last night! My husband even came in to see what we were laughing about but it was just crafting + seven women = Fun!

In the class we made six different flowers using Stampin' Up! punches to create the petals. There were carnations, pansies, roses, sunflowers (small), magnolias/water lilies (we couldn't decide) and another carnation type made with the Creped Filter Paper.

I'll show you three of the flowers today.

This is a familiar and easy punched flower to make. Punch out six pieces from Daffodil Delight using the
1 3/4" scallop circle, put them all together and punch a hole in the center for the brad, then take them apart, scrunch them up, open them up, stack the circles and insert the brad. Then layer by layer scrunch the  petals up and around the brad. Adjust petals to your liking.

You can do the scrunching with just your fingers, but if (like me) you have some arthritis in your fingers you might want to spritz the cardstock with water after you punch the holes in the center and before you start scrunching - it makes it much easier.

Now that we have three sizes of Scallop Circle punches (7/8", 1 3/4", and 2 3/8") you can make a whole garden of carnations!

The second flower used the Creped Filter Paper. I punched the circles using several different punches - four of the Blossom punch, four of the Fancy Flower punch, 2 of the 1 3/4" scallop circle, and 2 of the 7/8" scallop circle. You can punch two layer of the Creped Filter Paper at once but you need to add a piece of regular copy paper/printer paper underneath when you punch. Otherwise the punch will only tear the Creped Filter paper.

I layered them all together and punched a hole in the center with the smallest hole punch of the Cropodile. Then layer by layer starting at the top layer I scrunched the petals together. Once all layers are done you can arrange the petals as you wish, the bottom ones flatter and the top ones together so that the brad doesn't show.

I found out how to do the beautiful colours from Patty Bennett. You can watch her tutorial here.
Right after you read the rest of my blog post! 

I think it was making the rose that brought the most laughs... Not sure why, something to do with it being the last flower of the night, and cutting off the owl's feet...? :)

The cardstock is Real Red and the leaves Gumball Green. The outside rose petals are made using the Owl Builder punch, and the center using the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch. The base to which you attach all the petals is a 1 3/8" Circle punched in Real Red. Curl the petals with your bone folder

For the center, cut the Scallop Circle into a spiral, then roll it around a wooden skewer, or small knitting needle or some such thing. Once it is fully rolled let go and let it relax, you may even need to spread it out a bit so that it fits the space in the middle of the owl petals. Then glue it into the center. You can use the Tombow Multi Purpose glue or a Glue Gun. (Tutorial is here - but don't leave yet!)

Finally we spritzed it with a mixture of 70% Rubbing Alcohol and a dollop of Frost White Shimmer Paint.

Drop by tomorrow to see the last three flowers!

Happy Stamping!

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