Sunday, February 14, 2010
Hello friends! Tonight's PTI challenge was to create flower embellies and use them on a card as well as to have a sheet of them to share with a friend. I enjoyed punching them out with my Five Petal Flower Punch and Scallop Circle Punch as well as die cutting the giant one on my card out of the Blossom Party Originals Die. Then just scrunchy them up towards the middle - as we've been seeing EVERYWHERE online these days. The ones made with the Five Petal Punch I learned about from a tutorial Julie Buhler did (I'll link it up later) - one is made with tissue paper and one is made with cardstock after doing the Faux Suede method. These were too fun to make! LOVE them! I can't stand white space so I added a few of the butterflies from the new embosslit in the Mini Catalog.
NOTE: Those random Crushed Curry dots aren't random at all - I used an embossing folder and colored the centers of the flowers but you totally can't see the rest of it - I'll try to take better pics tomorrow but for now off to bed!!! :)
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Wow! This one was a toughie - it is hard to get patterned paper to fold so many times and look decent. Nichole provided links to origami sites and I chose the Origami Club site - so great with animations guiding you through the process. I hadn't made a Valentine's Day card for my awesome hubby yet so I thought I'd choose the origami heart and away I went. The patterned paper is some from my stash - appropriately denim: 1) because it is masculine and 2) because my hubby loves his jeans! I'll try to post more details later but for now I should get to bed (being sick makes me like an insomniac so when tired hits I'd better take advantage of it).