Wednesday, March 9, 2011
These are the punches and tools from Joan's Gardens used to create Cherry Blossoms
Card stock used to create flowers
I have been promising to create a card with cherry blossoms created with punches. I finally have it done. This is a card that will fit into a business size envelope. A piece of design paper from my "scrap" box was used for the background. The branch was cut with the Sizzix Cherry Blossom Branch. The name of the punches used for this flower are: medium blossom; large splatt, small cosmo, and mini sun. You can see all the pieces punched in the picture above. Each piece was shaped using the Flower Tool Kit. They were assembled and attached over the branch. When cherry blossoms bloom, there are no leaves on the trees, so that is why I did not add green leaves. The sentiment is from the JustRite "Fancy Tags" stamp set. It was black embossed and cut out. A border along the bottom edge was created with the Martha Stewart "Embossed Scroll" border punch. A thin piece of trim was added along the cut edge of the border.
I have had a lot of people ask me what card stock I used for my flowers. Above is a picture of one of the packages of colored card stock I use. Joan's Gardens has many different packages with a variety of colors in each pack. The "Pastel" package has the pink and yellow card stock I used for these flowers. There are many other variety packs so just about any color needed can be found in the different packs. All this card stock is 12x12 inches.
All the punches, Sizzix Cherry Blossom Branch, Flower Tool Kit, Black Mat, Card stock, JustRite stamps, and Martha Stewart punch can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.
I have so much fun creating all these beautiful flowers with punches. I'm sure you will enjoy creating them too.