A few days ago, I stopped by the house of my friend and downline, Linda. She was in need of some card stock for her upcoming Blossom Petals punch class. While I was there, I got to see a paper clematis that she made using the punch. Too cute! (Maybe I can get a photo of her card to post.)
Today, amidst the chaos of having four kids inside the house, I browsed a few gardening sites and found clematis 'Bourbon' and decides to recreate it.
|(This photo is a little bright and doesn't capture the card's true colors.)|
|The piece was about three inches long and 3/8" wide.|
I cut very tiny strips about 1/4" down the length of the strip.
Linda shared a little "trick" with me. Instead of using Tombow monoadhesive to hold all of the petals together, she used a brad. It's covered up by the center of the flower. I put a glue dot in between the flower and the flower center, then adhered the flower to the card with a dimensional.
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Paisley Prints designer series paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Blossom Petals punch, corner rounder punch, sponges, 1 1/4" striped Pumpkin Pie ribbon, glue dots, Tombow monoadhesive, dimensionals, 1/16" hole punch, brad, bone folder
That card got me to thinking about how I miss the gardening that I used to do. I haven't planted too many things since we moved into our new house six years ago. One thing we did plant was a clematis. Some day I'll get my hands dirty again. For now, I'd rather be taking care of the kids and getting my fingers a little inky!
Happy stamping and happy Easter!