Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tulips and a Tutorial

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. 


This is a picture of the punches used and the number of pieces I need to create 3 tulips.  In this picture i was creating a red and white tulip.  The edges of white "apples" were sponged with red Distress Ink.
To assemble the tulip, you begin by using the green "snowflake" and add three petals to it.

Next, you add three more petals alternating from previous petals attached.

Glue in the black snowflake.
Start shaping the tulip using the rounded end of the white tool in the Flower Tool Kit.

I pressed down in the center of the tulip on the black Flower Shaping Mat to get it to "cup".

You can use your fingers to help form the flower around the end of the white tool.

 You need to shape the large Sky Flake before placing it in the tulip.

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.

 This is a picture of the outside of the tulip after it has been shaped.

 The punch I used for the leaves is the "Mega Elongated Leaves".  I used the pointed end for the tip of the leaves.

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!



Carol McCready said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial.

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Selma, these tulips are amazing! I can't wait to try this technique - thanks so much for sharing it :)

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, Tulips are one of my favorite springtime flowers and yours looks so real. Great job and who would have thought an apple punch could make a gorgeous tulip.


Mihaela said...

Beautiful card, thanks for tutorial!!!

Andrene said...

Simply gorgeous!! I found your blog via Heartfelt Creations and am so glad I did. You are so creative and I just love your projects....thanks for sharing!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Selma you never cease to amaze me with your stunning creations as this one is. Many thank for the great tut on the tulip.

Love Sheila xx

Karen W said...

Beautiful cards!!

Sherry Kushibab said...

LOL - who would have thought an apple punch could be a tulip!! Love the creativity....beautiful card.

ednamburgess said...

Pretty flowers and great tutorial. Edna

Caroline D. said...

You created abeautiful card and tulips!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Adorable tulips! So real and yet they aren't huge TFS


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