Friday, April 1, 2011

April Flower of The Month

This month we are all about Peony

To get you started on creating dimensional Peony, Sue Eldred has designed this gorgeous card featuring some peonies and of course we have the complete supply list and step by step instructions for you.

 McGill Punches and Tools:
     -64530 Small Geranium Leaf
     -64532 Geranium Leaf
     -64533 Sun
     -64534 Grape Leaf
     -64535 Highland Snowflake
     -65800 Paper Tool Kit
     -65900 Molding Mat

Additional Supplies:
     -Pattern Paper
     -Clearsnap Ink "tea rose"
     -Ink Blending Tool
     -1" Piece of styrofoam to create a 1/2" ball
     -Floral Wire
     -Fabri-Tac Adhesive
     -Non-Stick Craft Mat or Scrap Paper

Creating The Pansy:
               Click for full printable pdf

Card Assembly:
Trim and mount layers of pattern and solid papers to front of card.  Glue three Peonies into a cluster in the center of the card.  For the open Peony,  punch 2 suns.  Cut in between every 2 rays toward the center but not all the way through.  With 5m Stylus, cup the shape.  Glue together and into the center of the Peony.  Glue button into the center.  Punch 2 additional large Geranium shapes to create the 2 buds. Prepare like other petals.  Roll the petals and glue each one around a small piece of floral wire.  Insert end of floral wire under flowers and glue to card. 

We'll be back with more Paper Blossom Peonies and other projects using the complete line of McGill Paper Punches.

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Sheri said...

Oh my gosh! How beautiful!!!

Kathy said...

Wow! Really gorgeous peonies!!

BennBooCreations said...

I love peonies! Those are too cute!!