Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Easter Flower

This little Easter card is simple to make and could be adapted for all sorts of occasions:

The instructions are included below along with details of the products which you will be able to click onto so that you can see the exact products used:

To begin, take a base white card (approx 150cm x 150cm) and round the top right corner with a corner rounder.  

Create the flower using the guide below but before you stick it into place on your card, position it which will give you an idea as to where you will need to stamp your 'Happy Easter' sentiment.  Once you are happy with the position of your flower (and leaves) remove them from the card and stamp the 'Happy Easter' Stamp onto the card with a black ink.  It will be far easier to do the stamping at this stage as the flower will give a 3D effect to the card once in place.  

Once you have stamped the sentiment it would be a good idea to tie some ribbon around the spine of the card at this stage as this may also prove to be a little fiddly once the flower is in place.

To create the flower I used some coordinating papers from the Websters pages Postcards from Paris collection pack .

Using the Japonica Flower punching and embossing punch from Woodware punch out 5 flowers from the paper pack (I punched 2 flowers from one design and 3 from another).  

{This punch cuts the flower shape with the first press of the arm. It will also emboss the design for you if you part release the arm after punching (to release the mechanism slightly) and then repressing the arm again a further once or twice (without releasing all the way).  This will create embossed veins in this particular design}

You will also need to punch 1 small buttercup flower  from McGill and four leaf stems using the Leaf Punch also from McGill.

Once you have all of the parts of the flower use one of the Princess Brads to hold the flower together and start to push the brad through the middle of each flower (starting with the small buttercup first).  Once all of the layers of the flower are together you will be able to 'fluff up' and pinch the petals and layers of the flowers to create a little dimension.  You can also take a neutral Memento ink pad and use it to apply some ink directly to the flower by gently rubbing the ink from the pad over the edges of the flower.

Once you are happy with the flower.  Stick into place using strong sticky double sided tape.  Finally position the leaves around the flower and when happy stick each into place using a glue pen.

Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Love your card Teresa, glad to see you are still crafting. Jennifer