Saturday, April 07, 2012

Gift box wrapping a DVD and making crumpled flowers

 Gift wrapping can be a chore or,
 a creative canvas to express your feelings.
I made this DVD cover from cardstock as a gift for a friend who held a workshop for me recently.
It contained a DVD box with clear stamps in it.
 On the front side I "wheeled" the friendship stamp around the Island indigo cardstock, then scored and folded my box... with the new Stampin' up ScorePal.
 (more on that later).
I added a piece of Concord Crush Embossed houndstooth cardstock and a sentiment:
Just because from the "Notably Ornate" stampset.
 I wrapped it with a piece of lace ribbon punched from Lucky Limeade cardstock.
I think these colours go beautifully together: rich, bright and vibrant.
The box is topped off with a crumpled flower made with the Fancy Flower punch, 5 petal punch and the Boho Blossom punch.
Here's the basic Tutorial for making these pretty flowers.

 You will need:
*Fancy Flower Punch (punch three from vanilla cardstock)
*5-petal punch (punch three from vanilla cardstock)
*Boho Blossoms punch (punch three of the largest blossom)
# Paper piercing tool
# Brad and perhaps a mat pack (so that you dont ruin your table).
# A spray bottle of water or isocol. 
# Dimensional or glue dot to stick to your project.
 1. Layer your punched flowers onto the paper piercer, from largest to smallest blossom.
 2. Then push your brad through the centre hole to hold it together.
 3. Begin scrunching each layer of petals upwards.
If you are finding the cardstock a bit difficult to crumple with your fingers give the whole flower, or each layer a spray with your spray bottle. This makes the paper fibres more pliable, but be gentle they are delicate when wet.
If you used Isocol (rubbing alcohol from the chemist) you can add some shimmer paint and it will dry quicker.
4. When it's almost dry you can unfurl your petals to the desired shape of your bloom.
Just remember the amount you spray will determine how long it takes to dry.
If they are still a little too damp, they wont stick to your adhesive, so set them aside to dry.
 And there you have it crumpled flowers - they look a bit like Gardenias I think.
You can sponge them with ink if you want to deepen the colour or just spray on a bit more shimmer paint for added sparkle.

1 comment:

  1. I like the gift wrapping, such nice presentation and the flowers are beautiful. I now need some new punches to try this.


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