Monday, September 10, 2007

Scallop Punch - Coneflower


One of my email groups has weekly challenges that you can participate in. Last week's challenge was to use any of the new punches or brass templates to create your card for a partner. Well, as I've said numerous times...I love punches, so I had to jump all over this challenge! I hope my partner, Laura, likes it!

I was inspired by the Coneflowers that are planted in the beds as you turn into my subdivision...they are in full bloom right now. I was a little challenged by the color of the purple coneflowers...but Orchid Opulence cardstock rubbed with a little Rose Red ink matches their color fine. The centers are Rose Red cardstock rubbed with Bravo Burgundy to darken them.

I took the Scallop punch and cut the scallops towards the center to make petals, then folded the Scallop in half. I used the 3/4 circle punch for the centers and small oval punch for the leaves. I followed a tip from another Blog...sorry I can't remember which one...that said to fold the leaf oval in half and rub ink over it...the crease will look like the stem of the leaf. Very clever! I layered the flowers with dimensionals so parts of them are popped up and curled the petals under. I had a lot of fun designing this card!

Sets: Short & Sweet
C/S: Wild Wasabi, Orchid Opulence, Rose Red, Whisper White, Soft Sky Designer paper
Inks: Rose Red, Garden Green, Bravo Burgundy
Other: Ticket corner punch, Wasabi ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Small and large oval punches, 3/4 circle punch

10 comments:

Connie Carpenter Macko said...

Very neat! I love to see what visions come to others when they see our stamps!

MJ said...

That is great! Love it.

Cathy said...

Love your card. What a creative way to make the petals. I'm going to have to try this one.

sandie c said...

WOW!! The flowers look wonderful - what a great idea. Thanks heaps for sharing this inspirational idea.

astampingteddy said...

another fabulous punch card, that I absolutely love!!! You ARE the queen of punches!
Claudia

rozie640 said...

OMG Connie, this card is stinkin' cute!!! I absolutely love it and know Laura will too, great punch job.

Jenn D said...

This is so clever and gorgeous on top of that. Great card!

My Paper World said...

fantastic!The flowers are beautiful! very creative!

Barbara said...

Amazing and so very creative! Love it!!

Alexis said...

The petals are very different and they are SUPER creative... I think I might try this out as a spring card.