Friday, April 21, 2017

Flower Frenzy Friday - Using the Pansy Punch to make a Wild Rose- a Tutorial

Although the flowers outside are not blooming yet - they're not even peeking their heads above the ground yet!- but it is Flower Frenzy time here.

Last Friday, I wrote a tutorial on how to make a flower embellishment using the Bunch Punch here.

Today's tutorial features a flower made using the Pansy punch.  This flower I am naming "Wild Rose"

Supplies Needed:

  • Pansy Punch
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Paper snips
  • Reverse gripping tweezers
  • Spritzer
  • Heat tool
  • Foam pad
  • Silicone pad
  • Ink colors with finger daubers (Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum)
  • scrap of Whisper White card stock for flower petals
  • scrap of Mint Macaron for leaves
  • scrap of daffodil delight for stamen
  • pearl
  • tombo glue
  • protective work surface
  • stylus
Making the Flower:
1. Punch 2 Pansy Flower with the Whisper White card stock. Die cut 2 leaves with Mint Macaron and 1 stamen with Daffodil Delight.

2.  Snip between each of the flower petals

2. Sponge the edges of the flower petals with Sweet Sugar plum ink; the leaves with Old Olive

3.  Spritze the flower petals and leaves lightly with water. This allows the ink colors to blend. Use the heat tool to dry the flowers until they feel slightly damp before trying to shape the flowers and leaves.

4.  Add gold dazzling diamonds to the tops of the stamen and set aside to dry.

5. Shape each flower petal by pinching it between thumb and forefinger.  This creates a raised crease. Then with the stylus, cup the petal in the center, pushing it gently but firmly into the foam pad.

6.  Allow the flowers and leaves to dry completely before forming the flower. Either let them air dry or use the heat tool.

6.  Place a small daub of tombo glue in the center of one petal.  Grasp the second petal with the reverse gripping tool and place it in the first petal. Off set the petals.  Press the two layers together using the stylus, applying a little pressure.

7.  Use the stylus to apply firm pressure to the center of the stamen.  Pick it up with the tweezers, add a drop of tombo to the bottom, and add it to the center of the flower.

8.  Place the flower on the silicone pad.

9.  Use the stylus on the wrong side of each leaf and score a line from tip to stem to make the leaf vein.  The bend the leaf back and forth along this score line.With the tweezers, bend the tips of each leaf under.

10. Pick up each leaf with the tweezers, add a drop of tombo to the end and slide them under the flower at each end.

11.  Place a pearl in the center of the flower.

Here's the wild rose on a card:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Rose Wonder Swap Cards

Every month I swap 3 cards with another group.  This month the topic was "Roses" so used the Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating framelits to made the swap cards.
The technique I used to color the Roses was the "Floating Reinker Technique" and I was absolutely amazed that I could remember it.

Using White Shimmer card stock, I embossed the Rose image with White embossing powder.
In paint palette containers, I prepared 3 or 4 drops of 3 different colors of re-inkers (diluted with 1 or 2 drops of water): Pool Party, Marina Mist and Dapper Denim.

After thoroughly wetting the embossed image I picked up each color, starting with the lightest color) with my aqua painter and just touched it to the wet surface.  It still amazes me to watch the color spread across the surface!

The leaves were die cut with the coordinating framelits.

Once dry, I fussy cut the Roses and mounted each one on a 3 by 3" piece of Whisper White card stock, which I matted with Pacific Point card stock.  A heart shaped pearl was placed in the center of the Rose and some dazzling details was added around the edges of the petals.  This was added to the card front piece which I had stamped with the background stamp "Brushstrokes" using Soft Sky ink.

The leaves which were added on either side of the flower, extended over the edge of the art piece.

The sentiment is from "Grateful Bunch".

Because the Rose is a fairly large flower, it looked better on a 5 by 5" card base.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Rose Wonder, Grateful Bunch,Brushstrokes
Inks: Pacific Point, Versa Mark Re-inkers (Pool Party, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim), Soft Sky
Papers: Whisper White, White shimmer paper, Pacific Point, Old Olive
Accessories: White embossing powder, Aqua painter, dimensionals, Rose Garden Thinlets, Flat backed heart pears (non SU), Dazzling Details, Pacific Point satin ribbon (retired)

A Trio of Words - Try Stampin' on Tuesday or Not # 318

This is my designer card for this week's challenge with Try Stampin' on Tuesday or Not #318 the theme of which is "A Trio of Words", which turned into phrases.

The phrases are from the "Cottage Greetings" stamp set and after stamping them on Whisper White card stock, I matted them with Melon Mambo card stock.  They were then added to the card front.
A small punched flower and leaf were placed at the end of each phrase.

The basic card is Melon Mambo, matted with Whisper White and then Pop of Pink DSP.  A Basic Black die cut using the Flourishing Thinlet die was adhered to the Pop of Pink DSP below the trio of phrases.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Cottage Greetings
Ink: Black Memento
Papers: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pop of Pink DSP, Basic Black, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Flourishing Thinlets, dimensionals, small floral punch (non SU)

Now its your turn to create something.  When finished, upload it to the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog or their Facebook site. This challenge goes for 2 weeks - until May 2.
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