Monday, January 30, 2012

Basic Flower Punch Art - 5 petal punch

5 Petal Flower Punch - Paper Daisey
I love Australian flowers and these certanly remind me of our paper daisies.  What do they remind you of?

Distress 3 - 5 punched out 5 petal flower punch.  Stack and punch a hole in the centre and secure with brad.  Curl the petals using wooden skewer or alike.

Stacking more flowers gives you different effects, as does distressing the paper and tearing them apart and stacking them, so try this out yourself.

 On my preview of the post I see I have a new follower, welcome aboard Heather :-)

Basic Flower Punch Art - Circles and Scallops

Basic flower punch art...something so simple and yet so very effective.  I have delivered a number of workshops demonstrating how easy it is to create pretty flowers to make simply lovely cards.

SU Demonstrators are very fortunate in that we have access to site where demonstrators share their creations - a place I get 99% of my ideas from.  Coupled with You-tube you can learn to do just about anything.

Scallop Circle Punch
This is a sample sheet I made up to demonstrate what you can do with a scallop circle punch when flower making. 
A Crafty Cat; Paper Flowers created with Stampin' Up! Scallop Circle and Circle punches
From these examples, a card made from the first idea - distressed whisper white or coloured paper - pale colours look like carnations and dark colours like Cherry Cobbler and Rich Razzleberry look like camellias.
A Crafty Cat; Stampin Up Scallop Circle Punch with Curly Cute salutation
These Carnation like flowers were created from
6-8 Scallop Circles punched out of Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock,
Distress edges with colour of choice - I used Melon Mambo and moisten with a mister,
Scrunch up each scallop circle then and stacked on each other
Bind stack in the centre with a brad

Circle Punch - for all shape and sizes of flowers...
Do you remember as a child tearing a Mintie wrapper to see who got the longest piece?  If you had fun doing that then you will be right at home here.  Punch out a circle - any size and spiral cut into the centre.  Roll it up and place a small amount of blue on the inner edge to hold it all together.  I pushed one of our Rhinestones in the middle to give a bit of bling ... yes am loving Rhinestones and pearls..
A Crafty Cat; Stampin' Up! Circle punch Paper flowers.

To create the flowers below, I simply punched out 3 different sized circles and distress each circle by rolling it in my hands.  This then allowed me to separate the paper fibers and pull the circles apart. I then stacked 3 different sized circles on top of each other and added a centre - the flower punch from the Itty Bitty shapes.  You may choose to add a brad, Rhinestone or pearl.  I then spritzed with smooch to give a little shimmer, just like a real flower.
A Crafty Cat; Paper Flowers created using Stampin' Up! punches.
Are you in LOVE with making flowers yet?  The next post will show you a couple more ideas.
Hope you have enjoyed..

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Basic Flower Punch Art - Dahlia Flower using Circle punch

The Circle is one of the most versatile shapes, and with 8 - 9 circles of the same size and a bit of folding...
To make each petal, is simply a series of folds - check out the You Tube video below can fold a very pretty Dahlia. I have used the subltes DSP, the bird punch for the leaves, word window punch mounted on the modern label punched out in Garden Green. Pearls are once again used for the flower centre and as brads on the greeting.

Instructions on how to fold the Dahlia are on a number of You Tube videos - Dawn is one of my favourite demonstrators.  You can do the same fold with squares - looks great as well - I will add to this post when I get to do one for you.

Happy folding

Handbags & Purses Punch Art

Good Morning and Happy Australia Day for Thursday.

I have been a little busy, as you will see over the next week, with Punch Art Creations and today is the first release, so to speak, of Handbags and purses.  I hope the following gives you the inspirational edge to create with our wide range of wonderful punches.

You don't get much simpler than this - circle fro the bag, and either a smaller circle for the flap or small oval. For the shoulder strap use the scallop oval and small oval.  The clip is simply a pearl.  Papers used are the neutrals designer series paper packs.

I love the neutrals DSP packs and how well does it co-ordinate with the Mocha Morning Speciality Papers.  These bags utilise the Round Tab punch and for the flap a section of the scallop trim boarder punch, oval for the centre bag.  

Who knew the cupcake punch could be used to make such gorgeous bags, the end of the scallop circle for the flap and circles or ovals for the straps.  I've used the subtles DSP.

Last but not least, something in pink for the pink lovers.  These bags were made from the tag punch in the Flirtatious Speciality papers.  The purse clasp is a SU Rhinestone.

So you see although these cards are simple, they are effective for a Birthday, Thank you, Thinking of you or Congratulations and a handbag or three can look very cute indeed.

Until later...