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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Create a pretty little flower with scallop punch


It's amazing how different card stock can look when you moisten it and squish it. This Cherry Cobbler flower is made using five 7/8-inch scallop circles.
One of my club members saw a card very similar to this in the new catalog (page 178) and asked to make it, adding that she wanted to learn how to make the flower. I started with Baked Brown Sugar ink and card stock (new In Color) and the big French background stamp, En Francais. Using the Stampin' Trimmer, I made the rectangle in the card front, and added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock inside the card.
The flower stem is a piece of Old Olive card stock. The "leaves" are made using a knot of 1/8" Old Olive taffeta ribbon, and the flower head is made by wetting and stacking five 7/8" scallop circle together. I used a mini silver brad to hold the layers together, then started by squishing the top scallop circle together as tightly as possible, then each layer up around the one before it. After doing this to all of the layers, you fluff the flower to look like you want it. Here's a free tutorial I made with a different punch (same concept): The thank-you stamp is from the Perfectly Penned stamp set.

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