Sunday, January 30, 2011

Try, Try Again!

Here is my first attempt using the Build A Blossom stamp set with it's matching Blossom Petals Punch. I thought it would be easier than it turned out, but I think with a little practice, I will get better!

First tip: Turn your punch over and look at the shapes it cuts out. Stamp your petal/leaf images onto the paper accordingly, so you will have minimal waste of paper.

Second tip: Curl your petals so they are not flat. This gives a 3-D look to them. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the top layer of petals.

I think next time I will use an ODD number of petals. This would give a more natural look to my flower. Stay tuned--I will be sharing my progress with you to encourage you to try this wonderful stamp set/punch duo!

Card Supplies:
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, So Saffron
Designer Series Paper: Woodland Walk
Stamps: Build A Blossom, Trendy Trees (sentiment)
Ink: Soft Suede, Garden Green
Extras: Vintage Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Tape and Blossom Petals Punch

Thanks for looking and I'd love to read your comments!


Crystal said...

Oh wow Patti I LOVE that bloom, GORGEOUS colors sweetie! hope you are having a wonderful weekend! PS Check out the spinner I used on my creation yesterday..I LOVE this set!!!!

Kim said...

Great card Patti! I just placed my order for this - I can't wait to plat too!!

Ann Schach said...

I am so glad you are posting your tips on how to use this set and punch! I haven't been brave enough to try it yet! I love the colors you selected!

Pam~ said...

I think you did GREAT with the punch ... charming card! Mine should arrive tomorrow. Thanks for the tips!

Carla said...

Patti, I think your flower is beautiful. I love your colors and layout too. I've been making practice flowers just with the punch, haven't inked the stamps yet. I love that you popped the second layer. Hugs,

Diane - said...

Oh so cute. Love your tips. TFS

Mary Fish said...

I think it's a great bloom!

Hugs, M