Thursday, July 9, 2009

Punch and Shape Flowers

These flowers are so much fun!

Most of the punches used are from a wonderful company called Punch Bunch. The flowers are punched out and then shaped with various sizes of stylus. I use the back side of a computer mouse pad to allow the stylus to gently shape the flower petals. A circular motion seems to work best.

A few more hints, after the petals have all been shaped, turn the flower over and use a smaller stylus to press in the center.

I use a toothpick with a tiny bit of glue on it to pick up the flower centers from the back side, then carefully place middle of the shaped petals.

The ovals are cut from a Spellbinders oval Nestibilities die. Silk wallpaper was used for the textured cream background. I often check the damaged and sale section for wallpaper. I got this roll for $8 as the ends had been damaged. Still works great for card backgrounds!!!

The gold around the oval and the silk wallpaper rectangle is gold gift wrap.

Happy punching!!!

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