It's Thursday and time to play @ PPA! This week's Pals Paper Arts challenge is a theme challenge...Summer! And summer to me means a time for vacation, flowers, and butterflies...all of which are represented in this card. I hope you enjoy "Our Journey" through the design process!
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips:
Ruffles 'n Roses! I love the Eyelet Border Punch and I love making paper flowers, so I was thrilled when I spied this lovely flower in the latest edition of Stampin' Success, the monthly magazine for Stampin' Up! demonstrators. (You can receive your copies of Stampin' Success by taking advantage of Stampin' Up!'s current $99 Starter Kit Promotion!) Here's the step-by-step pictorial:
Step 2: Cut a 1" strip of Daffodil Delight card stock. Punch one edge using the Eyelet Border Punch. Distress using a Sponge Dauber and Daffodil Delight ink. Tip: Distress both sides of the punched edge.
Step 3: Run this strip through the Crimper 3 or 4 times in order to break down the paper fibers and make the strip pliable.
Step 4: Remove the Sticky Strip from the circle. Begin adding the eyelet strip around the circle, pleating as you go. Tip: If you run out of paper, simply prepare a second strip and begin where you left off. This step may take a little practice to get the flower edges even!
Step 5: Using the Extra Large Bird Punch and Pear Pizzazz card stock, punch 3 wings to use as leaves. Distress the edges with Old Olive ink applied with a Sponge Dauber. Run through the Crimper for texture. Finally, apply a liberal "smooching" of Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. Tip: While the flower is still wet from smooching, gently shape it in the cup of your hand, and allow it to dry. For even more body, add a slight misting of light hold spray starch!
Of course, the rest of the card is easy as pie!
- Ink the "Our Journey" phrase from In a Word using Real Red and Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers. Stamp onto Very Vanilla, and punch out with the Modern Label Punch. Pop this up onto a second Modern Label punched from Basic Black and cut in half vertically.
- A touch of class, is provided by a snippet of Basic Black Satin Ribbon.
- A Basic Black butterfly, made with the Beautiful Wings embosslit, completes the look !
I hope you enjoyed "Our Journey" together as I shared how to make the Eyelet Border flower. I was planning on doing my first You Tube video, but the learning curve using my Flip Cam is a little "curvier" than I expected. I am working at perfecting my video skills though, and as they say, "Practice makes perfect!" As always, I would love it if you would leave a comment to let me know what you think of today's card. What do you think of this flower? And remember, if you ever have any questions about the cards that I create or the techniques that I use, do not hesitate to Email Me. Until next time...
Stamp Set: In a Word (W 117143; C 120057---Summer Mini); Inks: Daffodil Delight (119667---Available July 1), Old Olive (102277); Stampin' Write Markers: Basic Black (100082), Real Red (100052); Designer Series Paper: Newsprint (117166---Available July 1); Card Stock: Basic Black (119922), Very Vanilla (101650), Daffodil Delight (119688---Available July1); Tools: Eyelet Border Punch (119853), Crimper (101618), Sponge Dauber (102892), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (119861), Sticky Strip (104294), Big Shot (113439), Beautiful Wings Embosslit (118138); Glitz and Glam: Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117285), Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (118772)