Is there any one you envy? You'll probably be surprised with my answer. It's not rich people, beautiful people, talented people or successful people that I envy. I envy people who love to exercise, go hiking, skiing, and all those outdoor activities. . . .all healthy and full of energy. I wish I could love exercising and doing all those fun stuff. I would be healthy, I would have energy, and I would probably be tone and thin. LOL!! I also wish I could be a vegetarian. Seriously.. ..I look at them and I do wish I was like those healthy people. LOL!! I really do admire them. How do I get to be like them? I do try and I am so not enjoying myself. . .whenever I exercise my legs hurt, my body hurts, and it makes me hungry. LOL!
Anyway. . .I created the video tutorial above a while ago and the written tutorial over a year ago. If you take a look at the written tutorial below, you'll see that my photographic skills have improved. LOL!
Actually, it's not my skills that have improved, it's my camera. It really helps to have a good camera.
All of my written tutorials in the past have been stored on a host web site which I pay for and to reduce my expenses, I want to discontinue the web site so I'm slowly transferring my old written tutorials to my blog site so you'll be seeing more tutorials on my blog that you may have seen before but I'll be adding new and updated cards to show in conjunction with the old tutorials.
Today's tutorial is on creating this flower frame shown on my card. It's very simple to do. The video tutorials slightly varies from my written tutorial in the size of the card stock that I used but it's the same basic concept.
With my current card, I used designer paper rather than card stock and I detached the flower frame from the base which you can do if you punch each petal closer together so that it separates from the base card stock or designer paper.
To create the faux stitching, I used a Sakura opaque gel pen and just drew them on. Very simple.
I colored my image using my Copic Markers and added a bit of Stickles to the flowers. That's about it.
Anyway, try out the tutorial and if you do create a card, let me know, I'd like to see what you created!!
Stamps: The Paper Company (sentiment)
Paper: Autumn Leaves designer paper, SU Cameo Coral, Green Galore
Ink: Copic Markers, Sakura Opaque gel pen
Accessories: SU Slit Punch, Key Tag Punch, Making Memories ribbon, Prima flowers, JoAnn brads, Coluzzle Circle template
Slit Flower Frame Tutorial
Card Base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Card stock (4 1/8" x 5 3/8")
4 x 4" white card stock
3" circle punch or shape cutter (Colozzule, Fiskar, etc. . .)
Stampin Up Slit Punch
Foam tape or dimensionals
Sponge dauber and scissors (optional)
Rubber stamps and Embellishments
After punching or cutting a 3" circle through the card stock, with you slit punch, create the petals around the reverse of the punched circle.
When punching around the circle, leave approximately 1/8" space from the edge of the circle and between each slit punch. Allowing the space ensure that you don't completely cut out the flower.
Optional: If you want to cut out the flower completely, punch the slits close together, touching one another with each punch so that it can completely cut off from the base to create a separate flower punch.
After punching with the slit punch, your flower should appear like this, still intact with the base. Pull each punched petals a little forward so that it appears 3D
Optional: To make the punched flower more prominent, color the edge of each petal by inking it with a sponge dauber
Optional: To embellish the flower, add dots to each petal using an opaque gel pen and add leaves with a sentiment stamped on to it.
Lay the completed flower frame on to a white card stock and stamp your image.
Color the image and adhere it to the card base. Be sure that the flower frame is aligned and centered with the image.