I really hope the Inspired by Nature stamp set remains in the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog:
- Inspired by Nature stamp set
- Whisper White, Shimmer White, Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery card stock
- Certainly Celery Classic ink pad
- XL 5 Petal flower, XL Boho Blossom and Eyelet Border punches
- Baja Breeze seam binding
- Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tombo (the Wonder Adhesive)
- Pearl Jewels, Bone folder
I’ve made these flowers before, but with much brighter colors. I actually started out with the card base, the eyelet panel, and the seam binding ribbon – kind of a backwards construction process. I just sat there staring at the blank card – do you ever do that? Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. If I could figure out why inspiration flows so beautifully on one day and so hideously another I would be thrilled. At least I would know which days to stamp and which days to do all the other Stuff that has to be done! There’s nothing quite so discouraging as thinking you’re going to have time to work on something fun soon, in just a little while, as soon as this is finished…and then suddenly you realize it’s bedtime. If I knew the 3rd Tuesday of every month was super-mojo-day you can bet I would clear out my calendar for 3rd Tuesdays!
Enough dreaming…these flowers are very simple and fun to play with. The 5 point flower is scored through the petal and creased. I line my ruler up with the tip of one petal and the valley between the two opposite petals in a straight line and use my bone folder to create the crease. I keep a short 6 inch ruler on my craft table for just this sort of thing because some days I just can’t seem to manage a full 12 inches of ruler. When all the petals are scored I press each one together on the score line not quite to the center of the flower. Stick a Stampin’ Dimensional in the center of the flower and put one of the big Boho Punch flowers on top of the dimensional. Snip between the petals of the Boho 6 petal flower (the middle size one) and bend them up a little, then use a dot of Tombo (the Wonder Adhesive) to adhere them to the stack. Drop on a little pearl or bling and your flower is ready to go!
Although these flowers have a little bit of dimension, since the bow is Seam Binding the card is flat enough to be a One Stamp Card – woo hoo! This card fits into the Stampin’ Up! Small Open-End envelope.