Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Gettin' a little punchy!
Practical Scrappers has a great challenge this week... Get your punches out and get ready to play along!
I don't know about you, but I really dig the fancy-pants layered flowers on the market out there. Problem is, I live in a small town and the nearest scrapbook store is nearly 2 hours away, and I feel so guilty for ordering just a package or two of the blossoms on-line that I don't get my hands on them nearly as often as I'd like.
For this layout, I created 3D flowers using my Stampin' Up Boho Blossoms punch. I punched the flowers out of several different patterned paper, distressed the edges and, once the ink was dry (this is a key hint, by the way! Otherwise your ink gets all over and ruins the pretty effect you're trying so hard to create...), simply crimp, crunch and crumple the blossoms up. Once that's done, either poke holes through the center of your buttons and attach with a brad, or use glue dots to secure each blossom and top with pretty gems.
Here's how they turned out:
Really, once I got the hang of it, I quickly became addicted to them and made more than I needed for this layout, which I'm sure will adorn some other project in the very near future.
All of the patterned papers were from My Mind's Eye, with some Zva bling, Kaiser Craft adhesive pearls, and vintage lace thrown in the mix. I also used a pearly flower from Prima, some cardstock from Stampin' Up, a strip of wide blue ribbon from Target's dollar spot and K&Co. letter stickers. Oh - and can you spot the other punches I used? The scallop circle journaling tag is from Stampin' Up, and the "Threading Water" border punch is from Fiskars.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget ... the deadline for my Lucky Girl DT call is this Friday. Check out this post here for more details on how to enter!