Saturday, March 3, 2012

Fit for a Queen

My stamping friends know how much I love crowns almost as much I as love the Eiffel Tower. I used the frame technique for this 6" square card and the SU set Artistic Etchings. The colors are all from Stampin' Up- White, Positively Pink, Pink Pirouette and Certainly Celery. I used Spellbinders Square dies to create the frame. This can be done with any shape as long as you use two different sizes and some pop dots. I also used the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis as the top frame. The flowers were made with three different punches and I punched two of each. Notice the dimension that is created by using a different punch for each layer. The largest petals were made using the SU 5 Petal Flower punch . The next layer was made with an EK Success 6 petal punch and the smallest layer was made with a retired punch from SU called Punch Artwork. I added more texture by running the paper through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot embossing folder before I punched the flowers. The leaves were created with Sizzix Branch with Leaves. You can click on the image above for a more detailed look or check out the image below.

I encourage you all to try making these flowers with any combination of punches that you currently own. They do not have to look exactly like mine. Many of the manufacturers have some form of flower that has 5 or 6 petals. If your punch is more of a scallop, then use your scissors and cut in between each petal toward the center but don't cut all the way. Remember- it is only paper.

We had some wicked weather last night. It was unbelievable that the high winds continued until this morning. I swear I dreamt of flying monkeys all night and when I got up my ruby slippers were gone. But seriously, we were very fortunate that there was no damage like some suffered down south. I can't even imagine what they woke up to this morning.

~Have fun and enjoy!

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