For today’s Try it Out Thursday, I decided to pull out my Pretties Kit and see what else I could do with it. I’ve put together a little tutorial to show you how to create this flower on my card using the largest flower from the Pretties Kit. Also, notice from the picture above, how beautifully the small half back pearl from the Pretties kit fits inside one of the new buttons Stampin’ Up! is releasing in the Fall/Winter 2008 Catalogue.
Step 1: Tap your sponge dauber onto your Riding Hood Red ink pad to pick up color, and then pounce on the flower from the Pretties Kit. Note that there are a lot of different ways you can dye your flowers. I chose this way because the color you get is a little less intense. If you wanted a darker, more intense color, I would actually lay my flower onto the ink pad and then carefully press it into the ink pad using my sponge dauber. When you do it that way though, your flower will take longer to dry.
Step 2: Make sure you repeat step 1 above on BOTH sides of the flower.
Step 3: Fold your flower in half and staple to hold it folded. Note: I tried mini glue dots and Snail and neither were able to stick to the flower.
Step 4: Punch out a 3/4" circle from Pink Pirouette CS, fold in half (actually not quite half – you want the larger side to be on the outside of the flower). Attach to the flower using mini glue dots. Note: I actually placed my mini glue dots on top of the staple as I found that they stuck to the staple, but not the actual flower.
Attach your flower to the card by the CS circle, again using mini glue dots. Decorate your card as desired.
To create my leaves: I took a strip of Bella Rose DP, scored it, crimped it so that the crimps were perpendicular to the score line, then punched them out using the small oval punch. I used my left over piece of crimped paper to cut my stem.
Stamps: Heard from the Heart
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Paper: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Bella Rose DP
Accessories: Button Bouquet, Pretties Kit, mini glue dots, paper crimper, paper trimmer with scoring blade, small oval punch, white taffeta ribbon, sponge dauber, scallop edge punch