Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Paper Flowers and Flower Child

The card I am sharing today is inspired by the flower garden, and BoBunny's Free Bird patterned paper, which reminds me of the garden. A while back I spotted a Marvy Uchida paper punch that I knew would make for great flower petals - no doubt you may have this or similar punches in your collection.
To start, I punched out scalloped ovals, and  misted the yellow side of BoBunny's Flower Child Love Beads paper with Gold Terra Cotta mist by Glimmer Mist, Tattering Angels. Set aside to dry.
For added interest I free-hand cut a curve to the Free Bird paper and adhered to 5x7 Chocolate Dot cardstock.
Making use of the stem designs in the Free Bird pattern paper, I topped them with flowers.
The first flower uses a Magistical Memories chipboard flower, Bloomin' Star, painted red and distressed with brown chalk ink. Using 3D foam adhesive, pop the red flower off the background, add a flower sticker from Flower Child's Combo Stickers, and add a button to the center.
Skinny strips of Flower Child papers were  twisted together, and secured at the top of the Free Bird paper (note that the paper flower covers the ends of the strips), and secured near the bottom, underneath the sentiment strip. The strips play upon the design already present in the Free Bird paper. The same technique was used for the sticker flower on the right, which also uses skinny strips to create leaves by folding and tying into a bow.
To create the petals on the yellow flowers, pinch together on end in the center. With pinched sides together, lightly crease the flower lengthwise, and then push the opposite end towards the pinched end. Repeat this until there are 5 petals.  Using a chipboard flower from the 12x12 chipboard set, use Crop-o-Dile or other to punch hole in center of shape. Have an iCandy brad at hand.  Around the punched hole stretch a length of glue dots around the hole. (GlueLines works wonderful for this.) Pinching flower petal tip on last time, set the tip onto the dimensional adhesive with tip at center at the punched hole.

Adjust position of flower petals as needed, and once happy with the arrangement, press iCandy brad through hole in chipboard flower shape, with the brad catching and securing all the petal shapes as it is feed through the hole. Set flower aside.

Print sentiment onto the yellow side of Love Beads paper. The strip on the front reads: "Flowers are like flowers in the garden of life...".  The inside sentiment is set up to be punched in a circle shape, and was inspired by the friendships in my life, as well as the garden theme, reading: "Each one unique. Each one brings a smile. Each one is loved. Together growing. Together blooming. Together forever."  Print out the words, and cut into the shapes shown - strip for front, circle for card inside.
For the inside, cut a larger circle from the center of Aquarius paper (this allows the paper to be build upon later as a new layout, covering the cut out circle area with a photo and/orother papers).  Mount yellow circle, with sentiment, to turquoise circle, stitching around edge if desired, to yellow dot cardsotck. Add rub-ons as shown.

I apologize to those that came by earlier today. I thought I had this particular post scheduled to go live this morning, but alas.... I come home from work to discover it had not. I try to find time to verify a post has done as it should on a launch day, but with the 16 chicks in our house to take care of before leaving for work this morning...well, unless you've been there, you can't imagine! (LOL)

Happy creating! Enjoy BoBunny's Flower Child line, it is gorgeous and fun!

Rita S.


Juliana said...

You have created some great projects with this line Rita! I love that flower...will have to give that a try soon!!!

kmassman said...

Saw a peek during the blog hop. HAD to come and comment on this BEAUTIFUL card!

Lizzy said...