Hey everyone, it's Erica again! :)
This week's challenge is about making dimensional embellishments using your punches. I've got two tutorials for you showcasing this technique, so let's get started!
First up, creating flowers using a scallop circle punch.
Next, poke a hole using your paper piercer where the two creases intersect. This is your template.
Now, punch another circle out of the paper that you'd like your flower to be made of. I recommend using either cardstock or a two-sided patterned paper for this as one-sided won't look as nice at the end.
Lay your template over the circle you just punched and make a dot with a pencil through the hole in your template.
Grab your Glue Dots and place one near the middle of the flower along the first line you cut and another on the back side of the circle on the other side of the first line.
Now make another flower but twist this one tighter than the first.
I embellished the centers with some pearls.
Now for our second tutorial. We're making half rosettes using a border punch!
Using a very strong adhesive, like glue lines, adhere one side of the strip to your base paper. Then curve the strip around and, lining up the other end, adhere it to the paper as well.
I used this half rosette on a Valentine's card to my husband. I thought the rosette on top of the stamped love sentiment looks like a bow on a package so the interior of the card reads, "Your love is a gift."
(Patterned Paper-Crate Paper, "sweet" die cut-Slice Big Kids Design Card, Letter Stickers-Making Memories & American Crafts, Pen-Signo Uniball)
To participate in this challenge, create a project (layout, card, altered item, anything!) and upload it with the Mr. Linky above by the end of February to be in the running for a prize from AWDML.
Thanks for playing along!