Saturday, February 21, 2009

"Polka Dot Punches" Flower Card

Hello! Today I have a card that I made starting with a sketch that lost all meaning as I went along, and using punches to do alot of the work for me. "Polka Dot Punches" is one of the 6 selections offered for free with $50 orders made in Stampin' Up!'s annual Sell-a-Bration held in February and March.
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Learning from a tutorial I found here using the Five Petal flower punch, and the matching stamp from the Polka Dot Punches set, I followed the tutorial and put the flower together. I made my leaves from punching the Large and Small Oval punches, folding them in half and then running them through my crimper. (Yes, I did end up snipping the round tips of leaves to make them pointed, but it was a good starting point.) I also used a crystal brad (from the Pretties Kit) for the center of the flower. The bottom strip of designer paper is from the Raspberry Tart collection with the Scalloped Border Punch on the bottom edge. The sentiment actualy came from another Sell-a-Bration set called Botanical Blooms, using the Large and Small Oval Punches for the framed effect.

Have a great weekend
and I'll c-ya later!


12 comments:

JArul said...

Absolutely beautiful!

sumbine said...

Fabulous work, the flower looks so beautiful!

Sabine

Tina said...

Awsome card, love the layers of flowers!

Melissa Kulesa said...

That flower is beautiful!

Thanks also for your encouraging words on my blog today. :)

Sharon said...

I like the boldness of the pink against the white! Looks wonderful!

Martha said...

just beautiful! love the colors.

Vicki said...

Great use of that stamp!! Love that flower!

geekyscrapping said...

Love the color you picked for the flower - with all the punching it looks so intricate.

Sara said...

Beautiful!! Love that flower

Ronnie said...

What a great idea! Love the punched flower! TYFS!

Joanne Travis said...

Cheryl, this is totally awesome and unique!!

Brenda said...

I love how you made the flower three dimensional. It really adds to the card.