Friday, July 24, 2009

Tissue Paper Punch Flower Card

Hello and TGIF! Hope everyone is enjoying their day! I know I'm having a great one! I worked on the second engagement card for my friend Gisela. I saw a tutorial a short time ago about creating tissue paper flowers with your punch and I had wanted to try it. I went shopping the other day and when I took my clothes out of the bag - they were wrapped in tissue paper - and it reminded me about this technique. Now I didn't want to use boring white, so I went to my wrapping paper storage and found this red heart tissue paper and thought it would be perfect for an engagement card.

First off I cut a 3" x 3 1/2" piece of white cardstock for the base of the panel. I used my glue stick and carefully laid down the tissue paper - making sure there were no wrinkles. Then I turned my attention to the flower. I cut four squares of tissue and one piece of cardstock and slide them all into the scallop punch with the cardstock closest to the outside of the punch (so the cardstock is the last thing the punch punches). I repeated the process with a smaller scallop punch. I crinkled all the tissue paper up, laid them back out, inked the edges, stacked them and put a red heart brad through the middle. Then I fluffed them up again.

I used MFT's sentiment and wrapped it around the panel a few times. Then I printed their names on cardstock and cut the black cardstock to look like a banner. The middle is popped up. I touched up the black hearts with my glitter pen too. I'm happy with the outcome of the card (Hopefully Gisela will be too!) Here's a closer shot of the flower:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Maria

PS: Cindy didn't get the boot - she's just a bit busy at the moment and had to pack up her craft room - so we'll post her projects again when she gets settled :)

10 comments:

Cindy said...

What a great idea! I love how your flower turned out!!

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card, your flower is gorgeous
Clairex

Michelle Forrest said...

This is really beautiful! Wonderful card Maria!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card Maria and love the idea! fab work...tfs!!!

Vicki said...

Another awesome choice! Beautiful! Blessings to you!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

what a beautiful flower!

enjoy *~*

Donna said...

Very cute! I think the red hearts is perfect!

Michelle said...

such a pretty card..and beautiful flower.. TFS!
michelle.

glitzen said...

Great card! I'm glad you explained about the cardstock being the last thing to get punched, because I was picturing that tissue paper getting all stuck in the punch! :) Thanks for visiting Dandelion's blog...

Cr8ive ME said...

Beautiful card.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

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