Friday, July 6, 2007

It's a GIGA FLOWER!!!!

All right, I'm BACK!!!!!!! Here's my lastest tutorial, you could look at it 2 ways-I'm either late with last weeks tutorial, or early for tomorrow!!! It's all a matter of perspective!!!! Well I decided that the Giga Circle punch just begs to be turned into a giant flower! If you don't have any of the scalloped punches, Stampin' Up is came out with a small circle scallop punch, and Paper Trey has 20 different scallop punches for sale including the elusive GIGA punches!!!!

So the obvious is that you need to punch out the circle GIGA punch.Now, I think you need to find the center of the flower so that you can make accurate cuts.
I even drew lines from the center line to the outer edge punch. You wouldn't have to do this if you believe that you can make accurate cuts, but it's easy to get off as you start to turn it around.
Next, make all your cuts to make your petals. My picture is shows the side that does not have the pencil marks on it.
Next I took my now "flower" and scrapped it along my ink pad to texturize it. You obviously don't have to this, but the cut edges will pick up the ink to give it some depth. I found this worked better than using a sponge to do it.
Here is your flower when it is done.
Here is my finished card. This is the Stampin' Up version of it. It is a 5x5 square card. I used some of the new colors: Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, and Soft Sky. The brown is Chocolate Chip. And of course, the fun new Rhinestone Brads from Stampin' Up. The set is Baroque Motifs. You cannot go wrong with this set in my opinion.
This is my Paper Trey version on it. This the Text Boxed set from them. The colored where inspired by my new purse that I bought the go to convention. (My demo friends Kristin and Brenda are going too, and we went shopping for pajama's for the first night at convention where we are supposed to wear pajamas...anyway, we ended up with matching pajama's, purses, and shoes, and socks-we are such dorks! But FUN MATCHING dorks!!!) The point is the colors are Certainly Celery, Ruby Red, Groovy Guava and So Saffron. Same size card, 5x5. Everything used is from the Text Boxed set. Enjoy!!! Send me a link to your card if you make a GIGA flower too!!!!!


Allison said...

This is so neat...another duh, why didn't I think of that moment for me! I will have to try this one!

Sara said...

HOLY SCHMOLEY!! Awesome, you are too cool!
Love that idea, even though I have no scallop circle punch. This may have just pushed me to get one! Thanks Kat!

Wife2TJ said...

This is wonderful! Great tutorial!!!

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, this is grat, thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

i'm going to try it with a scallop from my cricut! thanks for sharing this... love your idea!!


Theresa said...

Great idea! I will be trying this later today! Thanks for sharing!!!

Wanda. said...

This is a fabulous idea, I'm going to have to give it a try! TFS

Teri said...

This is so neat! What a great idea. TFS! Aloha, Teri

~* Tracy *~ said...

You do wonderful tutorials! Love how you made this flower :) I think I must put your wonderful blog into my faves!

Cindy Ferenz said...

I love this. I just recently ordered this punch and the oval scallop, but have not picked them up yet (45 min. away) and now won't be able to until after convention and vacation. They are holding it for me. Now I know I will make the trip as soon as I can....Hmmm, hubby will be passing them when he drives out to join me, may just have to have him stop and pick it up on the way out ;-)

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