Sunday, July 31, 2011

Some Different Ways to Use the Blossom Bouquet Punch

The Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch makes three different shapes that can be layered, like I did on this card here.
Stamps: Bold Blossom, Happy Greetings 
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White 
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi 
Accessories: Subtles Brads, Blossom Bouquet Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Pinking Heart Border Punch

But it can also be used in a lot of fun, unique ways. Here are a couple of cards using the Blossom Bouquet punch in different ways. The two cards I am showing you today use the most detailed shape repeatedly to make a border or a frame/mat.

Blossom Bouquet Frame

For this card I stamped the image in black Stazon on a Very Vanilla oval. The oval I used is the medium size from the Ovals Die. I colored it with a blender pen and Lucky Limeade ink. I used a red Sharpie marker to color Basic Rhinestones while they were still on the paper and let them dry while I was assembling the card.

I glued flowers behind the oval to create a mat or frame. In this case I used eight flowers to mat this oval. (The number of flowers that you need will vary depending on the size of the shape you want to mat.) To space them, I glued the flowers on to the back of the top and bottom.  

Then I glued the flowers to the back of each side like this.  

Then I added the other ones in between, overlapping as necessary.  

The matted shape looks like this.

I put a 3”x4” piece of Lucky Limeade designer paper onto a 4” x 5-1/4” Very Vanilla card front. I attached a 5” strip of Real Red Satin Ribbon over the join and then a 5” piece of Victoria Crochet Trim over that. I put this on a Real Red card base. I attached the matted oval to the front of the card with Dimensionals.

And here is the finished card.
Stamps: Easy Events 
Paper: Real Red, Lucky Limeade DP, Very Vanilla 
Ink: Basic Black, Lucky Limeade 
Accessories: Real Red 5/8" Satin ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Ovals Die, Blossom Bouquet punch, Basic Rhinestones, Red Sharpie, Blender Pen, Dimensionals 
Techniques: Coloring with Blender Pen, Coloring Rhinestones 

Blossom Bouquet Border
Another way to use these flowers is to make a border. 

Here is a card where I used that type of border. To make the main panel, I stamped the Delicate Doilies images in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. I stamped the sentiment from the Curly Cute stamp set in Soft Suede.  Then I used a Soft Suede marker and the Color Spritzer Tool to spatter the panel.  For the border, I punched out several of the flowers and line them up to make a border.  Here I am using them as a border that peaks out from under seam binding ribbon, so I trimmed one side down on all of the flowers.  (If you are making a border that tucks under a piece of cardstock, it may not be necessary to trim them.)  

When I set up the border, I let the flowers overlap a bit – I like the way it looks.  Instead of trying to get exact spacing, the easiest way to space them is to glue down the first two on the outside edges.  

Then I added the other ones in between, overlapping as necessary. To glue them down I use the multipurpose liquid glue (but 2-way glue would work as well).  
Then I covered the join with Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon with a bit of Very Vanilla ribbon tucked in the knot.

I put all of this on a Soft Suede cardstock base. And here is the finished card.
Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Curly Cute 
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla 
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake 
Accessories: Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbons, Color Spritzer tool, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch 

I hope you like these cards and ideas. Thanks for reading my blog!

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