EK Success Brands has 2 excellent paper punches that not only make beautiful borders, but beautiful 3D Flowers! I only have this punch for now - the Carnation punch.
|3D Flower punch - Carnation|
|One strip of the pattern. I am using K&Company papers.|
|Two strips, 12" long each|
|I suggest you use double sided pattern paper|
|Slowly roll up the strip, holding it at the bottom. I then place a dab of glue every couple of inches as I'm rolling the paper to give it added adhesion.|
|...rolling, rolling, rolling...|
|a complete bud - made with one strip|
|a flower made with 2 strips and a little mulberry paper rolled in for good measure|
|I added Stickles|
|experiment with different centres - this one is from Maya Road|
|wrapped a wire up for the pistil|
|a pretty green spotted brad|
|I thought the 'scraps' from the punch looked really cool so instead of throwing them out, I made a topper for a card|
This has to be my new favourite project!
Thank you for stopping by,
**To view the video I made to demonstrate this project, please visit this blog post for the link to the replay of the show.