A few card-sharings ago I had used flower punch outs to make a floral layout against a striped background. For the following cards, I’m excited to change gear a little by altering the look of the flower punch outs using two different small dies to hollow out the middle of the flower.
The two small dies were a circle (0.375″ dia) and a round pod-looking die from a floral die set. I gave each see-through card a different look. For the background I had stamped repeated images from the Pursenality stamp set by Waffle Flower on a piece of cardstock before punching the flowers out.
I describe the steps below for the pom pom card (which also apply to the other two cards).
- Align the circle die on the card base then send it through the die cutting machine. Do this two more times to make three holes in total.
- On separate pieces of cardstock, stamp the images repeatedly enough to cover the size of the flower punch out, then punch out six flowers. I wanted to use the images intended as handbag designs in another way.
TIP — On hindsight, I could also have punched out with plain cardstock and stamped directly on the punch out.
- Align the circle die on one of the flowers and send it through the die cutting machine. Repeat for the other five flowers.
- Align and adhere the flowers over the holes on the front of the card base.
- With the card base in the close position, place and stick down a pom pom into the centre of each flower.
- Open up to the inside of the card and stick down the rest of the flower punch outs in place.
- Stamp sentiment and clear heat emboss. I also underlined the sentiment with a marker. Added sequins as well.