Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Birthday card and a flower tutorial.....

So this little card was again made by the famous scraps!  The create blog had a tutorial on scallops and challenged us to make a card, this is my take:
Card I made from the Create scallop Challenge on THIS blog.
I was playing with my scalloped paper and trimmed off the edge for the bottom of this card.  I didn't want to just throw the other "inside" part away so I punched it and created the matching flower on the card above.  Following is a tutorial.

What you will need:
a scallop punch, or a die cut
paper
mist (I used strawberry shortcake)

1. punch 3 scallops, then cut down to the center leaving part.  Like this:

2. scrunch up your punched/cut scallops like this:
3. CAREFULLY undo your scrunched scallop.  
4. Glue one on top of the other.
5. Once all is glued together scrunch your scallops to resemble a flower.  It should end up looking like this:
This looks pretty good right?  For my flower on the card above I added chalkboard mist to give it some bling:


I scrunched it some more and just let it dry.  If you had a large die cutting machine like a Cricut, you could cut larger scallops and make larger GORGEOUS flowers.  As it is my punch was a 2" scallop, my finished flower measures about 1 3/4".

Thanks for stopping in and visiting today!  oooh!  I wanted to share with you that Snapfish is having a 40% off sale on some of their product.  I spent yesterday and this morning working on photo books for my grandmas.  Go check it out at www.snapfish.com!  Have a great one!


6 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Love that flower....thanks for the How To....so going to try this out!!!

Have a great one!!!

Jamie Harder said...

Ohhh I have never seen that kind of flower before....I love it! GREAT card!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love love love love love that card and loveeeeeeeeeeeeee that FLOWER!!! I soooooooooooooooooooooooooo need to try that!!! TFS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Michellem said...

What a fun flower tutorial! TFS!

Tina said...

I love making flowers like that. So much fun! As usual...love all your cards & layouts lately!

Noelle said...

Hi Diana,

I never cease to be amazed at your creativity. I would love to receive a birthday card like that :-)