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!
Using white card stock, punch out a total of 12 shapes from the Modern Label Punch from Stampin’ Up!
Using the Prima Donna Petals Die-namics die, die cut out three of the small “stamen” shapes in purple card stock.
Paint on veins with Faded Jeans Distress Ink using a thin liner brush. Make the veins random.
Sponge on Faded Jeans Distress Ink to the front and back of each shape. Build up the color.
Snip through the petal edges as shown. Add a dark blue/purple chalk shade for added dimension.
This is what the completed petals should look like.
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.
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