April 22, 2011

Hi everyone!  Today I made this card for the Stampin' Up! only blog challenge found here.  For this challenge we were to create a Mother's Day card.  I decided to use my new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch and so I have a turtorial to share with you on how I made my flower.  It's really easy, but I have a lot of photos to show you step by step how I made my flower.

The rest of my card was simple to make.  I added two rows of paper piercing along the top and bottom of my card and I stamped and cut out a butterfly and placed it to the left and just above my sentiment.  My decorative paper is folded over along the top and that's about it!

I won't be around for the next few days because of the Easter holiday, but I'll be back early next week.  I'd like to wish all of you a Happy Easter!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you like my turtorial.


This is a picture of the three punched out pieces I made my flower with. Here I used 2 punch outs that are decorative paper and one is so saffron card stock. I added a few dots on my punch outs. I placed my white punch out on top of my so saffron card stock so that you could see it better.

I began forming and folding my flowers in the direction I wanted them to be. This punch out is my bottom layer so I am folding it so that my saffron side will be the raised part.

I am doing the same thing in this photo except this punch out is my top layer and I am working the card stock so that this part of my flower will become cupped. You will want to work the card stock to sort of break up the fibers. 

My next step was to actually use the end of a brand new pencil to help me cup my punch outs. Don't worry you won't ruin your flowers, this just helps to break up the card stock fibers and form the card stock into the shape you want it. You will not see the center so don't worry about any marks left by the eraser or metal part of the pencil.

Here's another photo of me doing the same thing with my top flower layer. I placed the pencil eraser in the center of my punch out and then I sort of wrapped it around my eraser.

This is what your punch outs will look like once you have finished forming them in the direction you would like them. They can be formed so that your flower appears cupped outward or inward.

My next step was to place my three layers together using my SU glue dots. I only used one glue dot in the center of my layers. With the flower I am making I have my bottom layer cupped downward and my two top layers cupped upward.

Next, I tied some linen thread through the button holes of my button and then using another glue dot I placed my button in the center of my flower.

At this point your flower is all but finished. All you need to do is to use some SU dimensionals to adhere your flower onto your stamped image layer or your card. I took this photo to show you how I use my SU dimensionals to give more of a 3-D appearance. In this photo I placed one dimensional in the center of the back side of my flower.

And here I placed another SU dimensional on top of my first one. I layered my dimensionals to help raise up the center of my punched flower. I ended up using a total of 3 dinemsionals on my punched flower.

Then all you need to do is to place your flower wherever you would like it. Here I have it towards the top of my stamped flower stem.

And this is a photo of my finished card.

Stamps:  Bold Blossom
Card Stock: White, So Saffron, SU DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Pear Pizzazz
Supplies: Ribbon, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Scissors - for cutting out the butterfly, SU Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, SU Marker- for making the dots on my designer paper & my card stock, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Button, Linen Thread
Technique: Paper Piercing

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Becky said...

This is a pretty card and great tutorial..
Have a blessed Easter.

KER said...

wonderful card and tutorial...tfs

The Mama Monkey said...

This is so pretty and thank you so much for the tutorial! Looks like an easy flower...and I would love to make my own!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Ooh, I love the dimension this brings to your card!

muscrat said...

Great tutorial Patty!

muscrat said...

Great tutorial Patty!

Michelle said...

Very pretty colour and I love that flower, thanks for the tutorial