Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Floral Punch Craft - Big Flower!

... and another Jane Gill class at the Glitterpot. This time making BIG flowers and she wasn't kidding! Jane showed us some examples of flowers she'd made using a giant triangle punch, a giant daisy punch and a giant sakura punch. We had the choice of which to make but all 8 of us in the class chose to make a flower using the giant sakura punch but each putting our own stamp on it by invading the shop to choose our own card and backing paper to make the flower and complete card. I chose coffee and cream colourways. I'm not totally happy with the way my flower came out but know where I can make improvements. Great class, as ever, with Jane and looking forward to the next one.

The flower was made from Bazzill card with the edges of the punched and cut shapes inked to give definition and then scored to give shape. The flower centre was made from a 1" daisy punch and a 1" circle. The black dots in the flower middle is 'Fluffy Stuff' and mine didn't turn out very well :0(. The dots were similar in size before they were heated but when they 'popped' they lost it! Think I'd use something different if I made it again. The flower ended up being a massive 5" in diameter - LOL!!

I mounted the completed flower onto an A5 card using co-ordinating backing paper and a strip of Bazzill that the flower was made from. Co-ordinating Bazzill was used to stamp the greeting on which was then cut out, edges inked and attached with foam pads. The box was also made with co-ordinating Bazzill, a window cut in the lid and acetate added. The lid was then decorated with various sized, small sakura shapes.



Jean said...

That's a stunner Pam. Love the colours.

Greta said...

Wow! that is gorgeous Pam x

Selkie said...

Wow that's beautiful!! It's great seeing all the handmade flowers.. love the card and the box too!

Karen J said...

It's stunning Pam. I love the colours and the texture of the card.
Karen xx

Foxycrafts said...

This is fantastic, Pam. I love everything about it. I really must have a go at this one.

Love Joan :o)

Toni said...

wow I love this one Pam its beautiful fabulous

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Pam,the box just gives it the final touch. Perfect
Luv nena x

mrs f said...

I love the flower don't know where I would use it with being so big,but you have made a great job of it .Pat x

Cally said...

This is lovely Pam (and why wasn't I invited????)lol

Love the colours.. when you coming over and teach me how to do it?


Joanne said...

Fabulous card and flower Pam! I love your colour combination too. Am sad that I missed out on this one :0(

iReneM said...

A truly gorgeous card.
I am a sucker for flowers and think this is fantastic! Great box too. I like the idea of offsetting the window, excellent.
Love your colour combination