3/23/2012

Be Still My Blooming Heart

*Welcome to the Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop.*
     You should have come here from  Groovy Deb #2644

     If you are hopping into the middle of our blog hop and you are a Fiskateer, you can start here www.fiskateers.com.
      If you are thinking a “Fiskawhat?”, you should know that Fiskateers (www.fiskateers.com) is an online community of craftiness (paper crafts, sewing, gardening, etc.) all based around our love and appreciation of Fiskars (think orange-handled scissors to start). There is a blog, gallery, and message board led by four lovely Lead Fiskateers who along with the other Fiskateers are fabulous at getting creativity flowing via chats, challenges, on-line crops, and interviews with other crafty celebrities. If you would like to join you can do so here http://www.fiskateers.com/join/. Then, join in the fun at the beginning, www.kellystarsallthingscrafty.blogspot.com for a complete list of blog hop stops.
     We’ll be hopping all weekend , March 24th and 25th to welcome spring! The blog hop officially ends on Sunday March 25th at 11pm CST.

     Like me, some of the Fiskateers are offering sur-prizes…check their directions carefully to participate.

***** Blooming Hearts *****


     I love using my tools in unexpected ways! I created these coral-colored flowers using my Fiskars medium and large That's Amore heart punches. I'll list all my supplies below. I began by making the base of this card out of a medium-lavender cardstock. Then, I added two panels, one of country-blue and the other of light-lavender.

    To make the flower, you will have to double-punch each petal using the heart punches. First, with textured, coral cardstock punch a heart using the medium punch like this:

     Set aside the heart for use on the card later. You will be using the negative space for these petals. Now, punch a large heart centering the small negative space in the middle of the large heart like this:



     To make the larger flower, you will need four of these petals. For the smaller flower you will need two petals. You will also need one medium-size green heart to add to each flower when you're done.


     Begin the flower by gluing one of the petals over only half of another petal like this:








     Add as many or as few petals as you want to make whatever size flower works for your project. When you have the petals together, add the green heart at the bottom.


    Next, I cut a stem and made leaves using my diecut machine. I cut a country-blue vase free-hand but the decoration on the vase is from my diecutter. I attached the vase with double-stick mounting tape to give some depth to the card. Then, I stamped a sentiment from Fiskars' All Year Cheer collection on medium lavender with VersaMark watermark ink. I attached it to the card like a little stake that comes with real, delivered flowers. Lastly, I added some of the medium hearts that were set aside earlier to add some balance to the card. This may sound like a lot of steps but it was fairly quick to put together once I had the design in my head.
    
     I have a fun Fiskars sur-prize for a lucky someone who stops by here this weekend. To have your name entered in the drawing, leave a comment here. I hope you will also join my blog as a follower. Leave your Fiskateer # and your blog address and I'll follow you too. You have until Sunday, the 25th at 11:00 p.m. CST to enter the drawing.

     Thanks for hopping by…next stop is Donna #6036

My Supply List
Fiskars That's Amore medium heart squeeze punch
Fiskars That's Amore large heart squeeze punch
Fiskars Simple Stick rubber stamps, All Year Cheer collection
Spellbinders dies, Parisian Accents and Daisy Heads
VersaMark watermark ink pad
Cardstock--
     The Paper Studio, medium lavender, country blue
     DCWV, textured coral, textured green
     ColorBok, textured light lavender

49 comments:

kellystar said...

LOVE your blooms Pamela--great idea! Thanks for being a blog stop this weekend!

Groovy Deborah said...

Hey there Pamela!!! Another awesome card by you as always!!! Love the way you worked those ♥♥♥'s :)

Happy Spring, Deb♥

Jean said...

Just amazing! Very cool idea!!

Ladydoc said...

Thanks for being part of the HOP! Love your clever and beautiful flowers.

Anna said...

love your card and those flowers are great, nice way of using your punch in a differant way, Clever!!!!

Laura C said...

Now I wish I had both sizes of the Amore Punch - really cute!

Debby said...

I love the heart flowers. I'm going to give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration. I follow.

weze said...

I am following your blog cuz you make such cute cards!!

Gail said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing how to make the flowers! They're very nice!

Betsy said...

Cute card thanks for sharing the flower technique!! (and thanks for being a part of the Hop!)

Jessica said...

I'm a new follower. What a cute card. Very creative! Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Jessica #5319

Divinity said...

wow! what a fabulous way to make flowers! love your card! i'm a follower of your blog. thanks for the chance :)

mish said...

Love seeing all the techniques! Great card!
Michelle
ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

marla said...

Super cute idea. I love those flowers!! I am a new follower!! Thanks for a chance at some goodies!!

Jennifer Ashley DeGough said...

I absolutely love the flower you made. I never thought of that! Brilliant!

I'm a new follower.

Fiskateer #6361
asecretvintage.blogspot.com

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome use of you punches. I love how the flowers turned out. Thanks for sharing. And I am now a new follower.

Cindy deRosier said...

I love that! What a great idea to double punch. Now I need to get a second heart punch in a different size!! I'm a new follower.

Lesa said...

Oooooh, I love what you did with your punches! Love the flowers. I'm now a new follower and looking forward to seeing what you do next : )

Dot said...

What a great idea for making flowers! Love it! I am now a follower of your blog!

Victoria's Place said...

Very neat idea! I am a new follower!

Dawn said...

How creative!

Tona said...

I love how you made your flowers! vVry clever.

Suzi said...

Thanks for sharing the clever tutorial! I hear music when I see your blog name! :o)

Sue in CT said...

Love the flowers.....very nice. I need other size punches too. Thanks for showing us how to make them.

Penny said...

This is a beautiful card, I'm a new follower and I'd be honored if you followed me too! Love Penny Scrap-aholic.blogspot.com

lizzie said...

oh my gosh I LOVE THIS!!

jackie 4124 said...

I'm always amazed by people who look and something and see a new use. Great card

Chris C said...

What a great idea - another one to add to my fabulous ideas to try list.
Christine C #2264

AmyJ said...

Love love love your card. I loved how you used your punches. Thank you for the tutorial on how to make the flowers. They are so neat. I am now a new follower.

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your Blooming Hearts card Pamela!!!

Thank you for sharing your tutorial with us - I LOVE to learn new ways to give my fabulous squeeze punches a workout and your flowers are a perfect way to do it :)

... just added a medium That's Amore to my wishlist but in the meantime I will try making one of your flowers with my large and XL ones!!!

Patty Williams said...

I love your card !

I'm sorry, but I'm not doing any following/subscribing at the time -- so no need to enter me.

Sue D said...

Great card--I like how you made the flowers with heart punches.
I am a new follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Maya said...

So cute!! Love the flowers you made! So creative! I am going to try them for sure!

NanaBeth said...

I have definitely got to get some heart punches.this is gorgeous and brilliant!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Pam,

Your card is beautiful! What a great way to use your That's Amore punches! They really made beautiful flowers! And, cutting anything out freehand is a talent I will never have!

Laney said...

Great use of your punches Deb. I will have to add some to my wish list. Hope you have a great day!

christina #4635 said...

What a great card! Love how you used your punches! WTG!

Sandy said...

This card is darling and I love the double punched flowers! Your vase is beautiful too and I can't believe you hand cut it so perfectly! Thanks for the chance to win. Sandy #1781
http://feettouchbottom.blogspot.com/

Vicky said...

oh WOW! what an awesome technique! tfs
Vicky #7622

Sylvia said...

What a fabulous idea. I'm gonna have to see what I come up with,I have two squeeze punches in different sizes too, TFS.
-Sylvia #5019

Tifany said...

What a great use of your heart punches!
- Tifany #5942
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

{I am a follower...I'd love it if you follow me, too!}

Elizabeth said...

I love your techniques!

Lisa Sarmiento said...

Very pretty card, loved how you made the flowers. Thanks for sharing and being part of the Blog Hop.

Tracie said...

Such a crafty idea!!!

Amyscats said...

That's really cool how you made the flowers! Bet it takes longer to explain than to actually do. Beautiful card.
Amyscats #8535

MamaBirdy said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Tanya #5407

Kathy said...

Wow! What a great way to make a flower! Thanks for sharing.

KellyG said...

Great flowers, so creative! I am a follower!

Emma said...

What a cool way to make flowers ~ I don't think I would ever have thought of it. Your card is really lovely!