Friday, April 20, 2007

*Playing With My Oval Punch*

I've seen lots of cards lately where people have used an open flower stamp on patterned papers, cut out the petals and re-assembled the flower. I've also seen a handful of cards where someone has created a flower using their oval punch.

I decided to play with that idea earlier this week.

I started out with some ideas from PageMaps and came up with this layout. The colour combination came from the Deja Views paper I wanted to use. The larger green piece was difficult for me to use... it's the backside of the striped patterned paper and while this colour and texture were perfect for this card, I hate that I wasted a piece of that beautiful striped paper. I guess I'll have to go shopping for more!

To create the flower, I punched out 8 petals with my oval punch (4 each of two different papers). I also punched out a circle in a scrap of cardstock. I glued four petals down on the circle in a + formation, then glued the other four in the same manner in between the first four. The scrap of cardstock showed through the centre so I added a large bling brad in the centre of the flower. You'll also notice some dots around the edges of the petals... I added those at the last minute as the petals just needed something. There are also dots along the centre of the blue strip as well as added under the ends of the sentiment.

items used:
*Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White and Brocade Blue
*Patterned Paper: Deja View
*Image: Stampin' Up!
*Ink: Stampin' Up! Basic Black Classic Ink
*Embellishments: Making Memories jeweled brad
*Tools: Black Micron Pen, oval punch, circle punch


Tracy.H said...

Very nice, Nancy. I really like this one!

Cindy Keery said...

Very cool card! I still haven't tried to oval flower petal technique yet.

Peggy Maier said...

Really pretty! I have an oval punch, why am I not using it? Thanks for the good idea.

Shannon said...

Great card. I see I need to use my punches more for other reasons than they are intended!

Jana Weaver said...

Great card! Love the paper piercing on the petals, and use of designer paper!!

Heather said...

What a cool use for the oval punch! Love the card.

Jen said...

WOW! That's a wonderful idea and I am definitely going to CASE it!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Rachel Hope said...


Congrats on the new car :)

Allison said...

You've been tagged again (different topic):

scrapbookingoasis said...

Beautiful card