Saturday 17 May 2008

Leaf & Flower Makers

Woodware Flower and Leaf maker Punches

I punched out the leaves from yellow card stock and shaded themwith chalk inks the flower was punched from a very light pink card stock and buffed the edges of the petals in purple ink, I shaped both the petals and the leaves to give them some dimension.
The spinial vines happened by accident as I had to trim some green card ever so slightly and as I did this the sliver of card a cut away was curling as I trimmed it, I thought it looked quite plant like so added it to both cards cutting more as I needed it.
The border stamp was inked in the same colour that I shaded the petals with.
I cut out an oval shape and heavily shaded the edges then arranged the leaves and flower onto it.

This card was inspired from a card I saw on Peejays blog and loved it. Having had the punches for some time it gave me the push I needed to put them to use.

The leaves started off as a bright yellow card stock I used paintbox fluid chalks to shade in the colouring I needed, then tipped the edges with a gold leaf pen.


Toni said...

These are lovely Jak
great cards

Kevin Renz said...

Hi Jak,

I hopped over from PTI and wow these leaves really look realistic! Very cool!

Donelda said...

WOW - those are amazing!! Love what you did with them, especially the second card, love the colors and how the leaves flow across the card!! Love It!! Thanks for sharing.

PeeJay said...

Beautiful cards Jak and so pleased that Jane was able to inspire you through the cards I made at her class. I particularly like what you've done with the flower and, as I'm now the proud owner of that punch as well I shall be having a go with it!

Anonymous said...

These cards are beautiful Jak I love the shading and the colours they look so real I have some of these punches and now thanks to your inspiration I now know what to do with them thanks again Luv Joy

Granna said...

Wow Our dogwoods have faded for this spring. If I had one of these, they would endless dogwood blooms. Stunning. Love how you created them!