It’s Flower of the Month Time


Hi!

I did it!  I am now current with the Flower of the Month.  Thank you everyone for the lovely emails telling me not to worry.  It’s highly appreciated.  I never know when these hands may choose to stop working LOL!

Enough babble on my end….moving on to the new flower.  I designed a Blue Cornflower for this month.  I really enjoy using punches and trying to create a flower from their shapes.  I hope I succeeded today.

Below is a photo tutorial for the Blue Cornflower.  If you would like a more detailed how-to, I have included a video and the bottom of this post 🙂  I really appreciate your comments!

*Note* ALWAYS check in my video description box (located under the video).  I will be adding “giveaways” randomly throughout the year within my uploads.  I have a lot of goodies planned for you!

BLUE CORNFLOWER

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Using white card stock, punch out a total of 12 shapes from the Modern Label Punch from Stampin’ Up!

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Using the Prima Donna Petals Die-namics die, die cut out three of the small “stamen” shapes in purple card stock.

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Paint on veins with Faded Jeans Distress Ink using a thin liner brush. Make the veins random.

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Sponge on Faded Jeans Distress Ink to the front and back of each shape. Build up the color.

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Snip through the petal edges as shown. Add a dark blue/purple chalk shade for added dimension.

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This is what the completed petals should look like.

 

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Layer all the petals upon each other one layer at a time, shifting the placement and adhere. Use a 1/2″ punched circle for the base and add the petal layers working toward the center.

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Adhere the three stamens together and bend the outside edges up. Thread black embroidery floss through a tapestry needle and thread some strands up through the center. Secure with wet glue and trim for the final look.

These are the links for the punches and dies I used on today’s project.

Prima Donna Petal

Modern Label Punch

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