Monday, September 14, 2009

Dogwood Flower Tutorial

I made this flower with punches. Let's begin by pulling the supplies you need to create this Dogwood blossom.
Card Stock-Ultra smooth white, garden green
Ink-Creamy Caramel
Markers-SU! Summer Sun, SU! So Saffron
Punches-SU! Ornament, SU! Ticket Corner, 3/4 inch circle
Die Cut- SU! embosslit Sweetest Stem
Stamp Set- SU! Happy Harmony
Punch four images of the ornament punch using Whisper White card stock.Snip off the ornament top and discard the top.Remove the plastic guide from the ticket corner punch.Flip over the punch and insert the ornament so that it makes contact with the punch where you just removed the cap. This will be a flat area. Punch to notch the end of what will be the dogwood petal.Lightly sponge the notch of the petal with creamy caramel ink.Cut two 3/4" circles from white card stock and one 1/4" by 1 1/4" strip. Glue the strip across the circle as shown.Glue down the top and bottom petals to the strip and let the tip of the petals come just over the edge of the circle.Glue down petal 3 as shown and follow with petal 4.Take your second 3/4" circle and stamp randomly with markers. Next ink the stamp with Creamy Caramel and stamp off once before stamping the circle to get a lighter impression. Do this randomly across the circle. Add a dimensionl to the back of the circle and apply to the center of the flower.
Gently bend the petals up using your thumb as a guide to give the flower some dimension.
Cut out leaves with a die cut machine and attach to the back of the flower with glue. Wasn't that simple?
If you use this idea on your project, please link back to this post. You may not copy and paste this material anywhere on the WWW. Please link back to this post. You may not make copies of this material without written consent. You may check back often for additional tutorials on new ways to use punches. Show me what you can do with this idea!


Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Oh that is so clever!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi paula! how wonderful! great ideas! thanks for sharing. Hope your having a nice sunday. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea and you have made it so simple. When I came to your website I immediately felt a link in the spirit. Shirl


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