Thursday, April 12, 2012
It always amazes me what you can create with punched pieces. This card was designed around some tulips I created with an "Apple" punch. For the background I used the Spellbinders "M-Bossabilities" Splendid embossing folder (EL-005). Behind the basket I used the Spellbinders "Lotus" die (S4-269) and one of the Heartfelt Creations Lacy Corners (HCD 704). The Basket is the Cheery Lynn "Spring Basket 1" (DL214). It is hard to see in this picture. I placed the basket down in the new Poppy Stamps "Grassland Border" (825). The white flowers in the tulip basket were created using the Cheery Lynn "Miniature Rose" (B152). Punched stamens were added to the center. The smaller daisies were taken out of my store of extra flowers.
HERE IS A TUTORIAL ON HOW I CREATED THE TULIPS:
You can use your fingers to help form the flower around the end of the white tool.
This is how the inside looks. Add glue to the center of the stamen and push down into the center of the tulip. You can add two black Sky Flakes for fuller stamens if you want.
Here is another design I was "playing" with. There are lots of different things you can do with your tulips. This card is not completed. I just wanted to show it so you can see the tulips.
I hope you love creating flowers with punches. In case you haven't seen it, there is a huge sale over at Joan's Gardens on all her punches. They are all 40% off. You'll want to be sure and check out this fabulous sale!