Thursday, February 23, 2012

Punched Tulip



100_4345     Now that all my stamp clubs have met for this month, I can show you the projects that we made.  I’ve been in a paper flower kind of mood.  I guess that I’m ready for spring and warm sunshine.  Also, I think that the lovely Everyday Enchantment DSP has something to do with the fresh and vivid colors that I am so looking forward to seeing :)  I LOVE this paper! 

     This card is a recreation of one I had done awhile back.  You can check it out here.  The whole point of this month’s projects was to show that you can use the punches in different ways.  Ways other than the obvious.  You can create a totally different look simply by re-inserting the punched shape.  For the tulip petal, I used the Wide Oval punch and then re-inserted it with a slight angle.  Thus creating a point on the one end whilst maintaining the 100_4336opposite rounded end.  The flower stem and leaves were done free-hand using the Cutter Kit (some ladies opted to just use the paper snips).  We sponged the flower edges for extra visual dimension and used Dimensionals between each tulip petal.  The 1” Square punch was used to “flag” the end of the sentiment strip.  The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes is a perfect fit for this narrow strip.  The card is a Z-fold with the front flap secured down. 

     I love this project!  Tulips always remind me of my mom :)  Tulips generally bloom just in time for her birthday!  Which isn’t until mid-April.  So, I think I’m really trying to rush the season!  Well, I’ll just have to continue creating beautiful little flowers out of paper for now :)  Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know what you think.  I love to read your comments.  If you have any questions on how-to, I’ll be happy to answer those as well.  I hope you’ve been inspired to invite a little sunshine into your craft project today :)



Supply List:  Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB FREE!), Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz & Very Vanilla cs, Cutter Kit, 1” Square punch, Wide Oval punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, sponges, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz & Calypso Coral inks, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, Dimensionals

Supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased here.

1 comment:

  1. I also love this one! The tulip is so sweet! I am sure your stamp club girls would have loved this! Hugs xxx
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