Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge 135


I turned to the latest Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge today for my stamping inspiration. Trying to get in some last stamping time before the baby comes!!! Here's the sketch, which I pretty much followed to a T except for the placement of the sentiment.

I am not sure who originally created the ruffle flower technique, but I have seen them all over recently! Dawn McVey and Ilina Crouse both have excellent tutorials for them! Here's how I made mine: I punched out 5 layers of Sweet Pea DSP using the large flower punch. I layered them together and stuck a brad in the middle to hold them together. Then I crinkled up the flowers, layer by layer, until it was one big ball. Then I peeled back the layers and had a gorgeous puffy flower! I tied some linen thread through a button and stuck it in the center. Very easy and a beautiful 3D element for a card! I also love how you can just barely see the backside of the DSP....the visible side are all pumpkin pie patterns, but you can see little hints of teal and brown from the other side of the DSP. (Good thing the other side of the DSP wasn't lime green huh? :))


~Supplies~ (All by Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Trendy Trees
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Taken With Teal, Sweet Pea DSP
Accessories: Large flower punch, Designer Button (Button Latte), Linen thread, brad, dimensionals, polka dot embossing folder

8 comments:

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

This is fabulous! I love the colors and the flower...thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us.

Selene Kempton said...

That flower is fantastic! I NEED to make one of these and case you. It's so beautiful! Gorgeous way to use the new punch!

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!!! I love this DSP and that flower is to die for!!! Thanks for playing along this week with us over at Stamping 411!!!

Patti Chesky said...

Love, Love, LOVE this card!!! That flower is awesome...esp in the pumpkin!!!

LeAnne said...

LOVE this! Congrats on the pick!

....Linda.... said...

Love the flower that you made to go with the DSP!

Melissa said...

I love your flower! Great color combo!

Sharon said...

I love your card! and you're right, these flowers are popping up all over the place. Your beautiful creation makes me want to try it! thanks for sharing