Monday, March 19, 2012

A Rainbow Bouquet for Blessing My Life!

Hi Stampers! 

Another weekend is almost over and back to work tomorrow:-))  I so enjoy my free time on the weekends and yesterday had the privilege of spending time with my new recruit, Susan (yea!) and her two oldest daughters.  We had a great day learning new techniques and some of the "tricks of the trade" - I am looking forward to spending time with these lovely ladies again real soon :-))

This evening, I wanted to create one more card and thought the cheerful HSSTC109 Rainbow Theme at Hand Stamped Sentiments was the perfect way to end the weekend!If you have not had the time to visit their site yet, check out all of the great samples of the rainbow colors- such creativity!  

The most time consuming part of this card was creating the rolled flowers.  Many of you have inquired on how they were created and they are quite simple.  Below is a brief tutorial and there is a wonderful tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers describing a similar method.  

This is how I create the Rolled Flowers:

Using a circle punch, punch out the number of circles needed for your card (one per flower).  FYI- For this card I used the 1 3/8” Circle Punch but you can use any size circle punch- the larger the circle the larger the flower.

Using the Crimper Tool, crimp the cardstock circles (I run the circles thru the Crimper twice, angling the circle for the second pass). 

Starting on the outside of the circle, use scissors to cut a wavy line following the outline of the circle (creating a spiral until you reach the middle and leave a piece of cardstock available as a little base).  Place a small amount of liquid glue (I used Tombow Multi Adhesive) and press the cardstock flower edges into the glue holding until gently set.

Manipulate the petals and using the tip of your scissors, press the very beginning of the rolled flower edge into the center (to create a flat spot for the pearl- this is the very middle of the flower and were the spiral started).  Add the pearl and adhere the flower to your card using Mini Glue Dots.

I hope this brief written tutorial helps you- the flowers are easy to make but do take a bit of patience and time- have fun giving it a try!

As mentioned above, this card incorporates the rolled flowers along with embossed panels, satin ribbon and of course, pearls:-) .  Once the flowers were made,  the card was quick and easy to assemble. 

Stamp Sets: Blessings from Heaven

Ink: Concord Crush

Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Concord Crush, Marina Mist, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron

 Accessories:  Big Shot™,  Herringbone and Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Punches- 1 3/8” Circle, XL Oval , Pearls, 5/8” White Satin Ribbon

Thanks again for stopping by and blessing my life with you!  I hope all of you have a wonderful week stamping and creating- God Bless! 


Anne Marie Hile said...

Absolutely beautiful, Julie!! Love the colors and those pretty rolled flowers are divine! Hope you enjoyed your weekend! :)

Dawn Braun said...

Wow Julie, A fabulous rainbow spray of flowers and I know just what you mean when you said they take some time, cause I just made a card with only two of them! A beautiful card to welcome Spring, thanks ever so much for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

~Erica~ said...

This is totally amazing! I would have never thought to do the flowers in rainbow. It works beautifully! Great job! Thanks for playing at HSS!

inkedx2 said...

I love all your rolled flowers. They are fabulous! I have tried this and mine did not turn out this good. So glad you played with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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