Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pretty Flowers-- easy and they look expensive

OK I am a BAAAAD blogger.. WHERE have I been? Well school for one thing but that is NO excuse for not blogging.. SO as I am trying to find and maintain balance in my life, and blogging is going to be part of that balance. I am going to try to begin putting more crafting content.. like how to's and understanding design concepts and color understanding.. NOT that I am an expert but I have done a lot of reading and application of these concepts... sooo please feel free to stop in and see what I am up to!
SO here is the flower that I featured over at Club CK's ISSUE challenge this week...  Here are the steps

Step 1: Punch 7-8 scalloped flower circles

Step 2: Ink both sides of each punched paper
(note: if you use pattern paper you will still want to ink the edges)

Step 3: Spray with glimmer mist
(or any mist) NOTE: You can also use plain water
Step 4: Crumple each of your flowers up while they are still moist


Step 5: Uncrumple each of the 8
flowers and stack on each other

Step 6: Use a paper piercer and poke
 hole through all eight flowers
Step 7: add a brad to the center

Step 8: taking each flower (pedal) individually crumple
 it back up around the brad.

Step 9: (optional) Spray the flower again to
 give a finished look  

And here is a card made with this fabulous flower and a few color variations

Check back soon for more ideas!


  1. Wow, so pretty Erika! Glad to see you back here!!

  2. Gorgeous flowers!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. You gonna let me borrow that punch? I don't think I have that one (maybe the only one I don't have!!)...

  4. those are amazing! so pretty! I think that I may be buying a new punch this weekend. I have got to try to make one of those!