Tuesday, April 13, 2010
This card shows flowers stamped from the JustRite stamp set "Plant a Little Love". The stamps, punches, and pearls can be purchased from Joan's Gardens. I have not made very many tutorials so I hope this is helpful. Warning, there are lots of pictures.
This picture shows the three Martha Stewart punches used for these flowers and leaves. I used vellum rather than card stock. I use colored vellum which can be purchased from Joan's Gardens. This vellum comes in a pad and has a variety of colors. I love every color. For the flowers you can use two shades of the same color, if you want them two-toned.
Once the flowers and leaves are punched out, use a stylus to create lines to give them more dimension. I do this on a thick pad such as a mouse pad. I think it makes a big difference in the appearance of the flowers and leaves. I also used the stylus to punch down in the center of each flower petal to give it some shape prior to glueing them together.
Start building the flowers by adding a very tiny dot of liquid glue in the center of each flower.
Use a stylus to push down in the center as you build the flowers. I used three of the large petals, one of the large petals from the punch that has two size petals, and one of the tiny petals. The stylus used for pushing down in the center of the flowers is larger so it doesn't poke a hole through the vellum.
This picture shows the flowers once they are glued together.
I added a small flat backed pearl to the center of each flower using tweesers. To attach the flowers to the card, I used pop dots. The leaves were added by putting a small amount of the liquid glue to the stem end and placed under the flower. The flowers on the card today are a little different from the earlier post. I was trying to create a flatter flower to match the card. What gives them more dimension is how much you use the stylus to push the flower down in the black mat. I also have some smaller flowers made using just the petals from the punch with two flowers on it. When I made the leaves, after creating the veins on the leaf, I slightly folded it in half to give it some dimension.
I was asked about the lattice I had behind the card I made for the StampTV blog Hop (post under this post), so I thought I would show you how I made it. I used a 3-inch strip of white card stock and punched down one side.
Next punch down the opposite side.
Use paper cutter and cut off the white strip in the middle right along the edge of the punched area. Do this on both pieces.
When you place the two pieces together, match up the lattice. I used used a liquid glue that has a brush on it (Martha Stewart), and placed it on my dp butting the two edges together matching the lattice. If you look closely, you can see where the cut is in the above picture.
On the card posted today, I overlapped the lattice because I wanted it narrow. Nice you can make it a size to fit your needs!
I hope I made this tutorial so you understand how I made the flowers and lattice. Are you going to make these flowers? If you post them on your blog, I would appreciate you linking back to my blog.
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