OK ladies, be gentle with me! This is my first tutorial and I know that I missed a few things in the photos but I will try to explain this the best I can! You're gonna laugh when you see how easy these actually are and that they take under 2 minutes a piece from start to finish! You can see some of the finished blossoms in action while visiting this post.
These are some of the things that you need to make this little mini blossom.
- Boho Blossom Punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Aqua Painter or Paint Brush
- Re-Inker to match your Card Stock or a Classic Ink Pad
- 1 Brad
- Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack or 1/16" Hole Punch
- Card Stock or Designer Paper
These are the steps that you will follow :) You can click on any of the pictures to see giant sized close-ups!
1. Punch out the two smallest flower shapes on the punch (the larger of the two in green for your leaves and then you will need 2 off the smallest flower for your blossom.
2. Take your sponge and coordinating inks to sponge around the outside of your shapes to add some dimension and it cleans up the raw edges if you decide to use designer papers. Take your Aqua Painter and ink and just paint the center of the blossom to darken it (paint both blossoms)
3. Take your scissors and gently cut between each of the scallops...be careful not to cut too far or your petals will fall off (I cut not quite to the center of the shape) - You only need to do this for the top layer of the blossom.
4. Start to stack your shapes. The green will be at the bottom, then the uncut blossom layer and top it off with the blossom that you cut ever so carefully *wink*
5. Punch a hole and insert your brad to hold everything together. Take your finger nail and pry up the edges of the top layer of blossom and Voila! You are done and everyone will think you are a genius! Especially because you took extra time to create these time consuming finicky little flowers *snort*
Clear as mud? If you need some more help trying to figure out my instructions, feel free to email me!
These little cuties are particularly great if you don't own any primas or don't like to use them. They also are a handy adornment for adding to die cut flourishes, pairing them up with Martha Stewart Punches (photo above) and expertly placing them to cover up creative boo boos *wink*
Before I end this post I would like to take a minute to wish my best friend a very Happy 30 something-ish Birthday (yes, I know how old she is and no, I'm not telling you - lol)! Happy Birthday Angela (jellybean74)!! Love you babe and have a fabulous day!
Shhhhh! Don't tell her that I posted this! We will soon find out if she really reads my ramblings or not - Muhahahahah! When she does see this she will probably kill me so I may or may not be around for future postings! *snort*