Saturday, April 14, 2012

Yellow Flower Tutorial and a Give Away

 Today I have created some new flowers using some of the Punch Bunch flower punches I have used before, but also two new ones I haven't used.  I love how you can create so many different types of flowers with punches.  I thought I would play a little game today and let you tell me what type of flower you think this might be.  There is no wrong answer.  I will be selecting someone from all the comments on this blog post to receive the two new punches I have not used before.  I selected these punches in hopes you don't already have them, and would like to add them to your collection.  These punches are from Joan's Gardens.

Here are all the supplies used on this card:  The design paper is from the Kaiser Craft "Lilac Avenue Collection;  The doily under the flower is the new MFT "Dizzy Doily"; on top of that is the Memory Box "Valerian Flourish" (98196); topped with the Memory Box "Quinn Flourish" (98267).  The border along the bottom is from the new Spellbinders "Moroccan Accents" (S5-064) die set.  The sentiment is from the JustRite "Always & Forever Medallion Labels" stamp set.  The corners are from the Cheery Lynn "Lace Corner Deco B" (B162) die set.

To create the flowers I used the punches shown in this picture.  In the top row is the Punch Bunch "Small Heart".  You need to punch four of them for each flower and cut down the center as shown in the picture.  The next two rows show the Punch Bunch "Small Tear Drop".  You will need 16 of these.  At the end of these rows you can see the "Medium Daisy" which is used for a "base".  Eight petals will be glued to each Med. Daisy Base.   The two bottom rows show the "Martha Stewart "Cosmos" which is used for the base and two rows of the Punch Bunch "Small Pears".  Eight pears are glued to each "Cosmos" base.  In the upper right corner, there are 3 "Small Daisies" which will become of the center of the flower.  All the flower petals were shaped using the tools from the Flower tool kit before assembly.  To assemble the flowers you will be starting with the two layers of the "Pears" for the bottom.  Next layer on top of the pears will be two layers of the "Tear Drop".  You will add the layer created with the divided heart petals next and end with three small daisies glued together for the very center.   

In this picture you can see the petals glued to the base for each of the groups. The above picture doesn't show all the rows for one flower but you can see how the petals were glued to the base then they were shaped by pressing down into the black shaping mat to "cup" them.  At the top of the picture is the flower assembled.



Would you like a chance to win these two punches, shown above, to add to your collection (these are the Small Tear Drop and Small Heart" Punches).  Just leave me a comment below and tell me what type of flower you think I created today.  There is no wrong answer.  I will do a random drawing next Monday, April 16, to announce the winner.  The winner will need to contact Joan at Joan's Gardens to leave your name and address and she will mail you your prize.   I hope you will join in on the fun.

It is the time of year when everyone likes to start working on creating flowers.  Joan's Gardens is having a 40% off sale on Punch Bunch punches.  Be sure to go over to her blog to check it out.  

As you know, all the products I use can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.

Have a great weekend.

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68 comments:

Moni said...

Fab card, love the tutorial. It looks like cherry bloosome. :) Cute punches, love to win them. Hugs,moni

Joan Morrison said...

they could be a poney I have this rare bush I got 30 year ago and that is what they look like.Love your card and how did you know those are the only two punch's I don't have would love to have them now that I see what you did with them

okienurse said...

Stunning card! I think it is a beautiful yellow dahlia! Love the punches!

Jo said...

These flowers are beautiful, they look like the camellias in my front garden.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Jo x

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

They could be azaleas, though I've never seen them in yellow. Whatever they are they are gorjus!! Love all your wonderful creative flowers.

nan cee said...

Another beautiful card! I believe it could be a Marigold. I love your cards and I have been working with different punches to make flowers. Thanks for you inspiration.

jazz08 said...

Hi, Selma. These flowers kind of remind me of zinnias. I used to help my grandmother plant the seeds to grow them when I was a child. Your cards are just gorgeous. I told Joan they need to be put on display, maybe in a shadow box or something. I just ordered and received the flower kit from Joan this week and am going to give "flower making" a try. Thank you for your inspiration. Debi

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Rita said...

Fabulous card Selma and a super giveaway too. I think it looks like a chrysanthemum. Thank-you for giving us a chance to win. Hugs Rita xxx

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
wow what a super card sweetie
i just love your flowers hunni
i have no idea about flowers it self, but maybe daisy's???
thanks for the chance sweetie
hugs angelique

Rosalee said...

Reminds me a little of my favorite flower which is the begonia. Its just beautiful. Thanks for sharing Selma.
Hugs, Rosalee

Myrna said...

Selma
This is a gorgeous card. These beauties look like arunculas. Perhaps not spelled right.
Myrna

Payne Holler Cards said...

Hmmmmmmm...marigolds!
Sure is another gorgeous card...thanks for chance to win these punches...send some of your creativity along with them please (-:

kathi17 said...

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial Selma. I think your gorgeous flowers look like zinnias!

Nan G said...

Love your Marigolds! Great tutorial too.
Thanks for offering some blog candy!

Glenda said...

Beautiful card! Love the gorgeous flowers! Maybe a dahlia or marigold! Cute punches-thanks for chance to win them!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

redwasher1 said...

Selma, this is stunningly beautiful!!!!

Earlene said...

Beautiful card.. I love the flowers. They look like they could be roses. Whatever they are beautiful.... I love all the cards and flowers you make..
Thanks for sharing,
Earlene

Patrice Herrera said...

I am new to your blog and I have spent hours peeking around. Your tutorial are amazing and your cards are spectacular. If I were to look in my garden I would think these flowers look like Chrysanthemums (sp?)lol.

Patrice mylittlepatchofdirt.blogspot.com

CraftinGranny said...

Oh Selma, another gorgeous creation with beautiful flowers. It kind of reminds me of a Chrysanthemum but I'm sure no expert on flowers. Thanks for the great tutorial. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. "Hugs"

jperr said...

I love all your cards and your tutorials are great and very detailed.I think the flower reminds me of a Mum.
Thanks for the chance to win the punches

NancyP said...

Selma, what a beautiful card--like all your cards!!! They look like Mums to me. Thanks for the chance to win the punches. Would love to add them to my "loot"! :o)

Edna said...

Selma, I always love to see your tutorial of making flower with punches, because I love making flowers with punches, and I have a few punches you use, every time you inspire me. these yellow flowers remind me the ones I used to see a lot blooming everywhere in my own country, I guess it is camellia, we have huge size of flowers, it is a lot of different of red, pink and white, and yellow of course. thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win the two punches, I would love to have the tear drop.

Rene said...

Hi Selma, is it a wild bush Rose, your cards are quite stunning and make we want to buy everything that Joan's Garden sells!!! Thanks for the chance to win,
RENE FROM OX xo

nana said...

It's a beautiful flower, kinda looks like some type of rose to me. Thanks for a chance to win the punches. Love the tear drop one. Blessings for all your creativity that you share with us, your readers.

SandyK said...

Your flowers are beautiful. How about a marigold?

Janie Printz said...

How can we put a name on something THAT Beautiful. My 1st thought was that it reminded me of buttercups but since those are single petals I'm thinking it's simply the whole garden rolled into one beautiful blossom ... It doesn't get any better than this Miss Selma.... LOVE your work & your daily inspirations.
Janie

Christine wright said...

Hello Selma.
These are very beautiful flowers.I think they are Yellow Mimosa flowers. And if not , they couild be a small rose.
Cheers, Christine.

nandini rao said...

I started of thinking how beautiful your Dahlia was ,then I read your post and thought it could be a zinnia or even a Chrysanthmum....... at the end I decided it really didn't matter as the flower is gorgeous .You are truly an inspiration.Thank you

~Miss Sandra~ said...

Hi Selma,
I love your cards. I have set up a folder just for your blog posts! I can't decide if this flower is a dahlia, and azalea or a marigold. It's truly pretty and the yellow is stunning.
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.
hugs Sandra
nz.sandra@gmail.com

annie said...

Selma, firstly a gorgeous card and love yellow. My guess immediately was a dahlia.....love your blog and thanks for given me a chance to win...aussie annie♥

Susan Joyce said...

Gorgeous card and flowers Selma. I think the flowers could be a chrysanthemum.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh my what stunning flowers Selma on a stunning card. Once again many thanks for a great tut and also the chanc eo win the punches.

Love Sheila xx

loftylass said...

Hi Selma - gorgeous flowers (as always) these however remind me of cellandines or buttercups that are appearing in our hedgerows just now along with the woodanemones (a sure sign of spring and so lovely to see each year).... yours are just as beautiful. tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma. What a lovely card. I like
the yellow flowers. They are gorgeous. They look like zinnias to me.
Margareth.

jasann said...

This is a most beautiful card and the flowers are lovely, I think that they look like tiny chrysanthums, just lovely and I love the yellow!!! - Jas

Colleen said...

Oh, how I would Love to win these punches. I need some to make my own flowers.
I think your flower could be peony or maybe carnation. They sure are pretty no matter what they are.
Oh, I got it; it's called Selma's flower. :}
Thank You for the giveaway opportunity
ColleenB.

Anita Kejriwal said...

Dear Selma, like you even I,m addicted to punch craft and that looks like a marigold as I have a similar flower growing in my garden. Thanks a lot for the tutorial!

Theresa said...

Beautiful card! Great tutorial...love how you lay out all the needed parts. A Beautiful card. Flowers look like begonias to me.

Hussena said...

beautiful card and fab tutorial...the flower looks like Marigold to me :)

Benzi said...

Beautiful card in yellow, Selma! I'll say zinnia.

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Sharman said...

Selma, as always your cards are the very best I have even seen using punches. I can't get over how you do all of these. I think they could be zinnia's or begonia's or carnations or there are even others it could be be which makes it awesome. Thank you for the chance to win. You are truly #1..........

Anonymous said...

Good morning Selma,

Love your flowers, this mornings card looks to me like a beautiful Marigolds. TFS! Love your cards.

kris

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma, Love your cards, so very talented. I think it may be a camelia. Hope the weather is warming up for you over there, as I live in sunny Queensland Australia. Our winter is coming up, but even then it's nothing like yours. Keep up the good work. I have bought a lot of dies since I found your website & I think I'm addicted to them. ( I guess Joan doesn't mind though) Regards Gwen Knowles.

Anonymous said...

Could be a rose or calmelia. Love your cards. Wish I was a talented. Away look forward to the next email just to see what else you will post. Thank you . would love to have the punches.

craftysals creative corner said...

I love checking out your blog daily selma and I know I don't always leave a comment but I would just be repeating the same thing over and over lol cause your cards really are truely brilliant, thank you for your inspiration and great tutorials

Primitive Seasons said...

Hi Selma: I think they could be marigolds. But whatever they are, they're beautiful. You always do such a wonderful job with your flowers.

Mary

Memaw said...

Good Morning Selma,

Wow -beautiful card as always - you do the most complete tutorials and make every flower/card you do look so real. I have to say these beauties are "Marigolds"- of course they could be any of the many but because of the leaves I go with "Marigolds". You inspire so much everyday I get up to check your blog first and enjoy every thing you do.
Thanks so much for the chance.
Love Ya,
Judy

Vail said...

Beautiful, I love these flowers you create. I think this is a marigold.

Vail said...

Beautiful, I love these flowers you create. I think this is a marigold.

Lilla in AL said...

A beautiful card, as usual. I think the flowers are a new triplet variety of buttercups.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Caroline D. said...

I bow to the Flower Queen!! Your flowers are always so amazing!! You're so nice to post the tutorials and share your skills with us!! These flowers are just gorgeous and several types came to my mind even before I read your write-up...lol... they look like either like dahlias just opening or even camellias, but I've never seen yellow camellias... is such a color for camellias? Then after reading the write-up, I thought they looked like old-fashioned prim roses. That is the beauty of paper crafting... it let's our creations be whatever our imagination can create!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma, I just loved your card that you made today and love the color yellow you used. The flower you made I think might be a Marigold. I just love making flower like you and have a wonderful time making them. Have a great and wonderful day.

Ginny Brower

Krafty said...

I think the flower might be azalea. I just love your cards

Mrs. O said...

Coriopsis! I thought of those immediately when I saw your card! Your cards are so beautiful... every one of them is a gem! I sure would like to add these punches to my slowly (and I do mean slowly) growing collection of punches. Someday I'll have just the right ones to make a flower like these!

Carol Mc said...

Lovely flowers. My first thought was marigold, my second thought was perhaps a mu. I love the bright yellow, makes me fell happy.

Donna said...

My first thought was a Mum (chrysanthemum, wasn't sure I could spell it, LOL!) Whatever flower, it's absolutely gorgeous. Love all your flowers. Whoever receives your cards must think they are very special!

Rebecca Ednie said...

To me they look like a wild rose or a peony.

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Amazing flowers! So pretty! Looks like a peony to me. :)

Anonymous said...

They look like yellow asters or maragolds. Beautiful, and they look so easy!!
--
Kathi

cathylynn said...

Selma as soon as I saw your beautiful card I thought of wild roses. Yep that' s my guess. Anyway I am a huge fan of yours and love all of your beautiful creations.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Bette S said...

I think they look like marigolds. At any rate, they are gorgeous! You make the most wonderful flowers ever. I would love to win the two punches. I enjoy your blog so much and would not miss it for anything.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Selma,

I love your cards. The yellow flowers to me look like calendula--not sure of t hat spelling but wanted to enter your contest to try and win the punches you used. Wow! Love that card.

Thanks for sharing.

Dianne

Denise Bryant said...

Your cards are amazing! The flowers remind me a bit of ranunculus.... lovely!
DeniseB

Ellen Jarvis said...

Good morning, Selma ...

I hope I'm not too late, because I saved your card to view again and again, like dessert after a very full meal, to be savored. I LOVE your work and am always so inspired.

I ADORE using my Punch Bunch punches to make flowers and NO, I don't yet have those two charmers you feature in your giveaway. I would love to add them to my drawerful to make new and beautiful flowers like you!

As to what kind of flower -- my best guess is zinnia. I don't really know a lot of flower names, most of mine I label "Amaranth," which I learned about in high school (too many years ago!!!). Then, I was in the craze of kids wanting to change their birth names to something more "hip" (hippie age!!), and I saw in the dictionary that Amaranth means "an imaginary flower said never to fade." Wouldn't that just be perfect then for a line-up of paper flowers, created with joy and imagination, piecing together tears and hearts and "I love you, I love you not petals" to make flowers filled with emotions on a card?

Thank you for sharing!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Judy said...

This card and the flowers are gorgeous. I think the flowers look like a marigold or zinnia. But sine Selma made them, I think the are Selminiums!!!!

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