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