Turns out I’m the queen of last minute! I knew that I was on-deck for a card for the Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration design team this week and I really did keep meaning to create some fun flower for our “Create a Flower” theme today. But next thing I know, it is 9:15 last night and I’m working away on a card for a workshop this weekend when I suddenly get the reminder to have my card posted. Oops!
Well, the card I was working on had a stamped flower, but it wasn’t a particularly unique use of the stamp. So, I quickly put my thinking cap on for what was some flower I could create that was different than just the typical stamped flowers that you punch out. (Don’t ask me why I didn’t think of using my new spiral flower die!) But a hare-brained idea to create a layered punch art flower with the Petal Parade stamp set came to me and this is what turned out:
So, aside from the sentiment, all the stamping for this came from the Petal Parade stamp set! Some mixing and matching of ink, stamps, and punches and it came together.
For reference, here is what the stamp set looks like:
First was the base layer of the flower – I stamped the half flower image from the stamp set onto white paper in a random pattern. I actually tried to make a triangle out of the flower image and then fill in the gaps with random stamping to fill it out.
Then for the subsequent layers it was straight forward stamping and then punching it out.
Top layer – The larger round flower in Strawberry Slush
Layer 2 – The daisy like flower in Crushed Curry
Layer 3 – The larger round flower in Calypso Coral
Base layer – Random stamping of the half flower in Strawberry Slush
I to a white piece of paper and cut out of the middle a flower shape using the Floral Frames Framelit and sponged both the outside edge and the inner cut-out edge of the flower with some Crumb Cake ink. Then I could just glue that to a Crushed Curry card base and glue down my flower punchouts to the middle of the flower.
I made a couple leaves out of the artsy chevrons from the stamp set and cut them out and adhered them to the sides of the flowers.
Then just add a few pearls, a sentiment, and some really bad random stamping (seriously, don’t look too close! 🙂 ) and you have yourself a card!
So what do you think? Ok for a last minute idea for a punch art flower? Hopefully it at least gave you some ideas to try at home!
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