Monday, May 31, 2010

Folded Circle Punch Flower

Have you tried any of the simple origami flowers?  My card today is just that:  simple folding of punched circles into a flower.   It was relatively easy (after a few adjustments and re-adjustments of my folding) and I was really happy with my first attempt at this.  : ) 

I punched out seven circles with my Stampin' Up! 1" Circle Punch; one circle is the base to which the other circles are attached.  Fold each circle in half, then from one end, make a point by folding the paper back alongside both edges of the circle.  Then attach all six of the "petals" to the base  circle.  I made a center from small flowers punches with the BoHo Blossom Punch and the Trio Flower Punch then attached it with a green Rhinestone Brad.  For a video of this technique, go here.

I modified Technostamper's Sketch #123 a little by using ribbon instead of the scallop and adding my sentimennt on one of the wonderful new Mini Vintage Tags (#118763) from the Summer Mini Catalog!  Those are so cool, and the paper in the tag is this beautiful shimmery cardstock with a pale golden glow!  Wow, I love them!

Layout: Technostamper's Sketch TSSC123. 
Stamps:  "Joy" from Everyday Flexible Phrases (retired)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Cottage Wall Designer Paper; Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive & Shimmery White
Accessories:  Finial Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Mini Vintage Tags, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for visiting today!  Have a great day!



soggystamper said...

I love the colors you chose for your card, Margaret. Using the Cottage Wall green paper for the two strips suggests vines on either side of your flower, very cool!

MJ said...

I love those flowers and they are pretty easy too. Beautifully done, it was a perfect idea for this sketch! Thanks for playing along.

Ret said...

what a beautiful card!!! I just love this!!

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