I've been on a quest for making the perfect flower...and what I found out on this journey is that there are several very nice variations!
In a recent shoebox swap, Juliet showed me how to make the shaped roses where you take a 5 petal flower punch, cut several apart into segments and roll and shape it from there. I used my Marvy 6 petal punch when I found a way to use what I have on hand...but I wanted MORE so I kept on searching.
Here are two I came up with this weekend, using supplies from The Angel Company's latest catalog:
I used my two Marvy punches with tissue paper to make a fluffy, nice sized flower - it was quick and easy! I punched about 8 layers of tissue paper for each flower, stuck them together with a brad and then started scrunching, crumpling and fluffying out each layer. The key was to tug each layer a bit sideways so that the petals did not line up on top of each other... I also inked my edges on the two stacks of flower punched tissue paper before I stuck them together.
The second flower was a bit more complicated but I used regular cardstock, dye reinkers and a water mister to flowers that I punched out with my Tim Holtz flower die. I topped it off with one of the pearls included in the Clear & Pearl Gem Collection. These were goodies I picked up in my latest TAC order. :)
Here is a wonderful tutorial I found online to create my purple flower: http://www.creationswithchristina.com/2010/05/flower-tutorials.html
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