Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Frog in a boot
The flowers I used are super simple to make. I read about how to make them on a blog just last week. They are made using a scallop circle plunch, a paper crimper, and a brad....to easy. Just punch out three of the scalloped circles from regular card stock and run them through the crimper. Then squish up the scalloped circles. This breaks down the fibers of the card stock. Open the circles up again and as you do, you should see that the edges are starting to separate into layers. Pull apart into two layers on each of the circles. Stack them up, punch a hole in the centers and add a brad to hold them together. Then squish the layers up around the brad, one layer at a time. Fiddle with it and fluff it until you get the look you want. For the flowers on this card, I used white card stock and sponged the edges with a plum-colored ink. They look like colored carnations you would get from the florist!