Monday, September 19, 2011

Corner Punch Flower

I made this card Saturday and I really like how the flower turned out.  I make a little tutorial for you if you want to try this technique. 
I used the Scallop Trim Corner Punch and punched the corners of two 2" Squares and two 2 1/2" squares.

 After punching all 4 corners of all 4 squares I clipped in on the middle of each side of the small squares and made a "v" shaped notch and clipped in from the center of that towards the middle on the larger squares.  Don't clip in too far so all 4 petals stay together.  If you do clip too far and a petal falls off it would be simple to attach it without it showing since they are layered and a large button or brad center covers the center.
 After clipping, fold from the edge of the punched out corner to the center  of the clipped square.  I turned down part of the scallops on the smaller squares but started just past the "v" shaped notch on the larger ones.  I hope that makes sense!
 I adhered the 2 large and 2 small ones together, alternating petals with glue dots.  Regular adhesive probably won't be strong enough to hold the flowers together.
 Put a brad or a button in the center and the flower is finished!  I used one of the beautiful Vintage Brads in the Cajun Craze flower above.
 You can add extra dimension to the flower with a little sponging around the petals. 
 Although these flowers have plenty of dimension!  They are a great addition to any project.
I just couldn't stop until I tried one that is multi-colored.  I reckon I need to go make some with DSP, those will be great!  I'm thinking a Cherry Cobbler flower with a little Dazzling Details will be a nice glittery Christmas accent.  I need to go play a little more with this technique!  Let me know if you try it too, I'd love to see your creations.


Nancy Hill said...

These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing! I'm going to pass this link onto my stamping friends.

Linn said...

Dang Girl, Love the flower from the scallop corner punch! That and the mate to it our my favorite border punches! Such talent!!