Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ippity Chick Challenge

The Ippity Chicks have set up a sketch challenge blog, and each week one chick will be giving away some Ippity goodness! This week Sherri Thompson is the sponser and she has picked a sketch which you can find all of the info here. My sentiment is of course an Ippity one, and I got my shaped card from the Top Note Sizzix die. My flower was made with a Martha Stewart border punch, and I have instructions for making them below. My sweet blog friend Emily sent me a get well card last week because I wasn't feeling well(thanks so much Emily!), so that's what prompted me to make this one. Click the Chick Challenge link above to see more Ippity, or to join in!
The punch on the left I just got, and it makes a rolled flower as shown here. The other punch is a normal size EK Success border punch. While I like the look of the flower that this new punch makes, it is not good for mailing at all. It stands up too tall.
So I racked my brain a bit, and come up with this flower using the same punch. Quite different, but much flatter for mailing. So here's how it's made.
Punch any length with the punch, mine is 8 1/2" This punch will also leave a 1/4" border at the bottom. If using a regular border punch, trim your's to 1/4" Start folding the strip as shown. I also cut a 1 1/4" circle and applied some super tacky adhesive. This will be used to attach your strips on.
Punch 2 more strips and start folding them in the same way, except make the folds smaller than the one before. I used 3 strips on my flower.
Once your strips are all folded, overlap the two ends and glue in place. I used a glue pen, but any glue should work. The second flower in this pic is what yours should look like after folding and gluing. It's not flat I know, but push down your flower and crease the folds good, and you will have a flat piece like the third one shown.
Now, start layering each one on your circle. You may need to add more adhesive for the last one.
This is what it should look like with all three strips. The center isn't very attractive, so I added a large button. The purple flower here is from the punch shown above, and the one on my card is a Martha Stewart border punch. So any one will work really, just make sure your folds keep getting smaller on the 3 strips!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful. so intricate and pretty.
hugs June x

Anonymous said...

Oh forgot to say, your store is looking great
hugs June x

Emily Keaton said...

Hey, Pam!! So glad I was able to inspire you to make a get well card. I find it handy to have those in my stash "just in case."

Thanks for the great tips on making your beautiful layered flowers!! I'm bookmarking this to come back to later. I can't wait to try your tutorial!!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Pam, thankyou for the explanation to make those fabulous flowers. Yvonne x

Unknown said...

Wowie Pam, your flower creations are fantastic! Thanks for giving us the how-to' are awesome! Your card is fabulous and that shape die is perfect! Thanks for joining in on our first Chicks Challenges! Hope to see you all the time! *smile*

jennifer mitten said...

Stunning, love that flower!

cheryl said...

oh gosh hun these are stunning flowers just love these hugs cherylxx

Terry said...

Such stunning flowers! The flower really makes your card extra special! Love it!

Susan B. said...

Pretty flower, so unique! Lovely card!