Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Distressed Daisy

Today's color challenge from Splitcoaststampers is "White, Gray and Turquoise".  I definitely found today's colors a challenge!  I decided to make a daisy from my "Blossoms Petal Builder" punch.  So there is no stamping on this card ... just punches and sponging.  I sponged the petals with gray and that led to a "distressed" type of card.  Hope you like.

"Distressed Daisy"
Paper:  Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise (SU!); Bazzill White
Ink:  Basic Gray (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Blossoms Petal Builder punch, sponges, three gray mini brads, sticky strips, Tombow glue and dimensionals
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I punched six of the small, narrow petals from the Blossoms Petal Builder out of Bazzill White cardstock.  I punched one of the wide petal and then cut it down slightly with my scissors to form the center of the flower.  I sponged the center with gray ink until it was almost solid and I also sponged around the edges of all the petals.  I put a drop of glue at the thin tip of three of the petals and glued them to the "center".  I then used my fingers to shape the other three petals, added a small piece of dimensional to the middle of each and glue to the tip ... and attached them on top of the other petals.  It's hard to tell in the picture above, but the flower has a lot of dimension.

I sponged the two pieces of Tempting Turquoise cardstock with the Basic Gray ink and also sponged around the edges of all the pieces with Basic Gray (including the card base).  I drew in a stem for the flower with a Stampin' Write marker and attached the flower head using sticky strips.  I mounted all the pieces as shown above, popping up the main image panel with dimensionals.

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