Blossom Petals Simple Punched Flower

I enjoyed the look of dry embossing on vellum from yesterday's post, so I thought I'd take a more traditional route with the Blossom Petals Punch today!

Bab simple blossom petals   Bab embossed bloom closeup

Sometimes I have trouble keeping it simple when it comes to my cards, but this one is very simple and clean looking!  I'm proud of myself!  Teehee! 

Sidenote: I think I'm gonna need to get WAY into quick and simple while I'm moving—we close on our new house tomorrow!  I'm SO excited and I'll be sure to keep you posted on my Too Cool Stamping Studio progress!  If you don't see me, that's what I'm doing, but I'm gonna try to keep posting as much as possible! 

Creating The Bloom

I embossed Peach Parfait card stock with the Finial Press Impressions Folder, then punched out the smallest petal shape on the punch.  All the petals were adhered to a 1" circle with Sticky Strip, then topped with another 1" circle from the In Colors Designer.  I love the look of the Filigree Brad in the center!

Blossom Petals Punching TIP: With a punch like the Blossom Petals Punch, you have possibility of wasting a lot of card stock because of the multiple punch openings, many of which you won't use.  You'll get your most efficient use of card stock by 1) pre-cutting strips that are just wide enough for the size you need, and 2) coming into the punch from the appropriate side. Here's what I mean…

Bab how to punch 1   Bab how to punch 2

For the small petal, you can see that I cut the paper down to about 1-1/2" wide, then brought it in from the left side at a slight angle.  I hardly had any waste at all with this method.  If you were punching the large blossom, you'd need a strip about 2-1/4" wide, and you'd come in from the right-hand side. 

Of course, there's not much you can do when you have to punch the small leaf shape in the bottom center.  You're just gonna waste some card stock any way you try it!

Bab scrunchy stem Creating The Stem

I used Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding for the Scrunchy Ribbon technique (that seems to be on every one of my cards lately), only this time it's used in a new way!  I created the shape of the stem with a line of Sticky Strip for a secure hold. 

Two more Pear Pizzazz Blossom Petals punches become the leaves.

Creating The Sentiment Shape

Blossom petal punch wide 1    Blossom petal punch wide 2

The Word Play sentiment was created the same I did with yesterday's sentiment, I just used a wider, 1-1/8" strip of card stock.  I LOVE the pretty new punch shapes that can be created with the Blossoms Petal Punch!  Lots of versatility!

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4 thoughts on “Blossom Petals Simple Punched Flower”

  1. very fun card – glad I ordered seam binding in my last order 🙂
    Be sure to take before pix of your new studio, so we can follow along as it evolves.

  2. Thanks for the step by step directions for embossing on vellum. i was directed to stop by your site from someone who used your technique. Thanks again.

  3. So cute. I think I will need to order the Blossom Petals Punch now. I see through you so much more versatility! Keep us posted on the studio.


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