Sunday, January 30, 2011

Photo Inspiration

Happy Sunny Sunday,

It's a very warm 40 degrees here in Gippsland today, the perfect days to stay indoors with the air con going and get stuck into some crafting. Today I have made a card to enter into this weeks Just Add Ink challenge. This is the photo to inspire us and as soon as I saw the crisp colours and beautiful big flower, I knew exactly what I was going to create. The card I have made features a large yellow flower made with the full heart punch from Stampin' Up! Here is the card and a few instructions to help you re-create it for yourself.

The colours I have used are Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz with a touch of Basic Black stamping. I wanted to keep the colours crisp just like in the photo so opted to sponge all the cardstock and papers in the matching tones. The sentiment and butterfly are from the For Everything stamp set. I have simply stamped the sentiment, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up straight onto the card in Basic Black and then highlighted the Thanks with Marina Mist ink and a blender pen. The butterfly was stamped onto white card and blended with Daffodil Delight ink, I then cut it out and adhered it to the card.

Here's how you can re-create the flower.............

You will need 7 hearts to make your flower.

Using the Full Hearts Punch, punch out your hearts in your chosen colour, I have used Stampin' Up DSP in Daffodil Delight. Next fold all of your hearts down the center. To make the leaves you want to use the       1 3/4" circle punch. Take a piece of Old Olive cardstock about 4cm wide, the length will depend on how many leaves you want to add, fold in half length ways.  Slip the folded edge of the card into the punch about a quarter to a third of the way in. The size of your leaves will depend on how far into the punch you place your card.

You can vary the size of the leaves depending on how far into the punch you place the card.
 Next ink all your pieces including the center fold of the leaves. I wanted to create a darker center to my flower so I have also sponged the tips of the hearts with Basic Black ink. Now you are ready to assemble.

Sponge the edges of all pieces including the center fold of the leaves.
Using Daffodil Delight cardstock or DSP, punch out a circle using the 1 3/4" punch. Cover the circle with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, leaving a border about 5mm in from the edge.  Allow this to sit for a minute so it starts to go a little tackier, this will be the base for your flower. Start adding the hearts to the circle base, heart tip first, mountain fold up.Work your way around until you have a nice even flower. Add a button or brad to the center to finish. Adhere flower to card front and place leaves where appropriate and there you have a beautiful flower card. I think this would look great in shadow box frames up on the wall too........ maybe a project for another day!

Happy Creating, Dani xoxo

All product are from Stampin' up! unless otherwise stated.
Stamp Set:     For Everything (116686)

Inks:              Marina Mist (119668), Daffodil Delight (119667), Old Olive (102277), Basic Black (101179)

Cardstock:    Marina Mist (121682), Daffodil Delight DSP (117155), Old Olive (106576)

Punches:       Full Heart Extra Large (119883), 1 3/4" Circle Extra Large (119850)

Accessories: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Blender Pen (102845) Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
                    Button from my stash


Sandra said...

Your card looks great. Love the flower :)

Karen said...

Great flower and thanks for the instructions might have to try.

Naomi said...

Fantabulous card Dan. You inspire me everytime I come here :D

Anonymous said...

Dani love the flower, thanks for the instructions on how to make our flower....way too clever.! TFS Cheers Donna Zammit :)

Ann Schach said...

What a cheery card! I love your heart punch flower!

jaydee said...

Dani, what a stunning take on the challenge! Absolutely gorgeous. I love the heart punch flower, I am going to have to try that one!
Thanks for visiting my blog on the Paper Players blog hop today. Really appreciate you stopping by!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

You put that heart punch to beautiful use!

Mae Collins said...

What a great idea for using the heart punch, great inspiration! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at JAI.