Sunday, July 10, 2011
I know my friend Fran has been patiently waiting to create some lilies with the new punches she purchased from Joan's Gardens. I am not feeling very well today, so this is not as perfect as I would like, but I believe it will help anyone wanting to create a lily. I have made several cards with lilies, so tried something new today. First I decided to create a "salmon" colored lily. I wanted it to have white specks in it so I used a new product you can purchase from Joan's Gardens called "Goose Bumps" Texture Spray. This is a spray that creates a bumpy texture. This is the first time I used this product and my spray is not at all even but I used the petals anyway. This new product will create a lot of beautiful backgrounds and I am anxious to play with it more.
To create one lily, you will need six petals from the Mega Lily Petal punch, one medium snowflake, and one large and one medium "sky" snowflakes. In this picture I have all the pieces to create 3 lilies. I laid all the petal pieces on the Teflon Craft Sheet and lightly sprayed them with the Goose Bumps spray. It is clear and was kind of hard for me to tell exactly where I had sprayed, so some of them have more on them than I wanted. This product has to be completely dry before adding color over the surface. I used my heat gun to dry it. Two shades of salmon colored ink were added to each petal with a sponge dauber. I added the lighter color first then the darker color down on what would be the center of the flower. I have other colors of lilies on my blog you can check out. Just go to my sidebar and click on "Punched Flowers" under "Categories".
All the the parts for the flower were shaped with the Flower Tool Kit. In this picture you can see a shaped petal next to one that is not, and also the shaped stamens. I used a marker to add color to the round tips of each flake then pressed down in the center with the smaller stylus to "cup" it up.
When you start assembling your flower, you slightly cup the medium green snowflake with the stylus. I start by adding three petals, using every other point on the snowflake. I like to add glue right to the three points of the green snowflake I will be working with, then add a flower petal pushing it down on the glue and holding it for a few seconds until the petal attaches. I always do this on the Teflon Craft Sheet; if you are doing it on paper, you might end up with your flower stuck to the paper, and you don't want that. If you don't have a Teflon craft sheet, you might try working on wax paper. I like the craft sheet because any glue that gets on it can easily be wiped off with a wet towelette. I like to always work on this craft sheet when creating my cards.
Next step is to add the other three petals.
I forgot to take a picture to show how I added the stamen. First you want to shape both sizes of the "Sky Flake" (after coloring the round ends). Glue the smaller flake inside the larger one. Press down well into the black sponge mat with a small stylus to get a well "cupped" stamen. Add these to the center of the flower.
Using the same "Mega Lily Punch" punch out petals using green card stock for the leaves. I always use the largest petals. The largest petals were also used for the flowers in this tutorial. Use the white tool from the Flower tool kit to shape each leaf. Use one of the smaller tips in the stylus (the tool kit comes with 4 or 5 stylus tips) and draw a line down the center of each leaf so you can shape it.
Products used on this card are:
Punches: Mega Lily Petals, Sky Flake, Medium Snowflake
Texture: Goose Bumps Spray
Work surface: Teflon Craft Sheet
Tools: Flower Tool Kit
Black and White designer paper from the KaiserCraft "Chapter One" 6 1/2" Paper Pad;
Pretty Oval Frame is the Cheery Lynn Designs Kiwi Oval Frame (DL123);
Flourishes behind flowers are: Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish (B117); Cheery Lynn "Tropical Flourish" (B127) and Marianne "Branch (LR0151);
Border under the Oval Frame is the Cheery Lynn "Border Carnivale" (DL129);
Stickles was added to some of the tips of the stamens and the center of each stamen;
Pearls are KaiserCraft;
Bow is a sheer ribbon that was wrapped around three times on the "Bow Easy" .
All these products can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.
Sorry this is so late Fran. Hope it helps you get started creating your lilies.