Wednesday 11 June 2008

Floral Punch Craft Card

A simple Flower card with a Tutorial

I was always admiring a flower FPC card made by my friend Pam and she kindly talked me through making the flower over the telephone, mind you I'm not really sure if I did it correctly but I liked the end result so I thought I would share it with you.

Leaf Stamps, ink & Ribbon by PTI

Tutorial - How to make the red Flowers

Tools used, Punch Bunch medium Flower, large ball tool, tweezers, scissors and fine scoring tool.

Punch the flower shape out of red paper.

Turn over the flower and score 2 more lines in either side of the middle line you have just scored. You should now have 5 scored lines in total for each petal.

Using a ball tool in a circular motionpush gently on the centre of the flower until the flower is a cupped shape.

Cut a piece of black paper into a rectangle roughly 3/4 " x 2" we will use this to make the centre of the flower.

Fold the rectangle in half to make a
thinner rectangle.

With your scissors cut little snips along the length of the folded paper from the open ends towards the folded edge about 2/3rds of the width of the paper, continue all the way to the end.

Once you have made all of the snips your folded paper will look like this.

Spread glue along the fold and nip the end of the paper in your tweezers, start to turn the tweezers towards the glue winding the snipped paper around the tweezers until you get to the end of the paper.

Once the flower centre is set, splay out the cut paper with your
fingers untill it forms a pom pom then remove it from the tweezers.

Add a wet glue to the center of your flower shape & add the pom pom quilled shape on top of it.

This is the finished flower I used 3 to make the card, I added some punched out leaf shapes to finish the arrangement.


PeeJay said...

Beautiful card and love the stamped background. Flower not quite but near enough with the punch used - brilliant job, as ever - lol! Congrats to 'the main man' on the photography!!

Chrissie said...

Your card looks gorgeous, as ever Jak and such a great tutorial, many thanks.

Debbie Olson said...

So beautiful! Thank you so much for explaining your flower center. I can never find a center that I like for the Primas that I bought, not knowing what I'd ever do with them. Your flower center will be perfect!

Anonymous said...

thanks, that is such a pretty card!

Tacoma flowers

Toni said...

Fab one I can follow as I have this punch will be having a playover the weekend yippeee

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card Jak and the tutorial is great, even i can follow itand i have that punch somewhere so think i might have a go.


Sue said...

Beautiful card once again Jak, and a big thank you for the tutorial, that flower centre is great.

MaryNSC said...

WOW This is so Pretty I am going to try to make it right now.. I found U at Papertrey Ink. I just got my first set today. Thank U

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card Jak & so easy to follow tutorial. Love all your cards. Such inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hi Thank you for all the cards you have made they are beautiful I have only been making cards for a short while but could anybody tell me how to do the bottom of cards with the cuttle bug I really would appreciate
some help thank You Ann

Anonymous said...

Love your tutorials, they are clear and precise. A slotted quilling tool also works well for rolling up tight a fringed center and you only have to glue the end in place.