Monday, February 28, 2011
Lots of Paper Flowers Happening Here
punch I mentioned cuts out four shapes at once - two broad (large and small) and two narrow (large and small). They can each be used for petals or leaves and there is quite a combination of effects possible. After making the blue one on my Cherish layout I was so enthused that I punched an entire page of white paper into petals and started creating.
[Technical details] Although I enjoyed the blue one, I wanted to make something with layers of color and pattern, so I used a burnt orange ink to stamp a background script text stamp on the broad petals, then a combination of red reinker and red perfect pearls in a spray bottle and a red stamp marker to color the petals. I added gold perfect pearls, then a brocade background pattern in versamark and clear embossing powder to finish them off. I like working with these petals with a little embossed area on them - they seem tougher and more able to hold their shape.
[Technical details over]
I was really thrilled with the result. I put it on a card that I could hand-deliver since I didn't think it would stand up to being mailed without a padded envelope and I just didn't want to bother with that. Next I tried the narrow shape as petals to make more of a daisy shape.