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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Technique Class - Punched Flowers

Border Punched Flowers
A very talented friend of mine recently showed me one of her gorgeous scrapbook pages that was decorated with some pretty handmade flower embellishments. What's surprising about these blossoms is how truly simple they are to make. And if that's not enough, you can also achieve lots of great looks by adding different mediums and embellishments to the basic flower.

Requirements:
Coloured cardstock (double-sided paper would look great too)
Flower die or punch in two sizes
Matching ink pad
Border punch
Brad, buttons, rhinestones, etc.
Glue dots

1. Cut or punch out two flowers - one large and one small. I used my Cricut Expression to cut these out from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. The large flower is 2" and the small is 1". You need flowers that are going to be large enough to use with your border punch.

2. Place each petal, one by one, into your border punch and punch the pattern onto the ends as shown. Hold your border punch upside down so you can see where the cardstock is sitting when you punch.

3. Ink the edges of both the large flower and the small flower. I also added a score line along the centre of each petal and folded in the sides to add more dimension. On some of the other flowers I rubbed the back of each petal with an embossing tool (you could use the rounded end of a pen) to push out and shape the flower. You could also run them through your embossing machine, rough or sand the edges, crumple the entire flower or just leave them flat. Experiment!

4. This is how the flowers will look once you have folded in the sides.


5. Centre the small flower on top of the large one. Secure them with a brad or a glue dot and embellish as desired.


Have fun!!

22 comments:

  1. Its surprising how simple something is and you never think of doing it, thanks for sharing these are stunning.
    Christine x

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  2. thank you for the inspiration. I have all the tools but never think of experimenting with the border punch on the flowers.
    They definitely look stunning and unique!
    hugs,
    Heaney

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  3. beautiful flowers and thanks for sharing. I am going to have to try these out!

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  4. Great tutorial, many thanks. :-) xx

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  5. Love the flowers! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Never thought to use border punches. Love the look!! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  7. Love the flowers! Thanks for sharing

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  8. These are stonking flowers, thank you for the tutorial!

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  9. now why didn't i think of that fabulous tutorial and a smashing idea thanks for sharing

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  10. Thanks for your lovely comments everyone, I'll show them to my friend when I see her next.

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  11. Brilliant idea, I am definitely going to give this a go.

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  12. What a great and really simple idea. This is something even I can handle. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  13. These look fantastic!! I will definitely be having a go at this :o) thanks for sharing xx Lynne xx

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  14. Wow fab idea - would not of thought of this, looks great.

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  15. I did some like that with a MS punch with the same size of flower.. look fabulous. Waiting for use my flowers for a cards of may be for a layout.
    Thanks for sharing a lot of ideas and techniques.

    **Sony**
    Sonia-Studio60

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  16. Thanks for tutorial.

    Val
    www.crieartezzanato.blogspot.com

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  17. I absolutely love these flowers and am going to try them right now. I have been looking for different embellishments for my cards and here they are. Thanks so much. Dee

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  18. Oh, this is so COOL! I never would have thought of using a border punch in such a way - and it looks absolutely fabulous!!

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  19. Wat een mooie bloemen en wat een leuk blog schitterend wat je maakt met stempels.
    Groetjes Margreet

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  20. Obrigada por partilhar, maravilhosa ideias. grata

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