After a workshop this past weekend where we punched the Betsy’s Blossoms flower with the large scallop circle, I thought it would be really cool to “masculinize” the floral design by punching it in dark colors with the square punch or the scallop square punch. I pictured navy’s and browns.
After doing a quick search online, I came across a beautiful card by Jill Franchett at Jill’s Ink. Jill uses a different color palette and layout, but her work definitely inspired my final card. You can check out her card here.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Use it in a different way. You’ve heard this from me before, but I get such a thrill out of using stamps, shapes and punches in ways they were not intended to be used. A flower is a flower, but I really love the idea of taking the “flower” out of this image and transforming it into a really cool pattern.
- Stagger the punches for a cool effect. Because my stamped image is not intended to be a flower, I made sure I didn’t punch the pattern in the same place on each stamped image. I like the effect this has on the final design.
Stamp sets: Betsy’s Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners Papers: Cajun Craze, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla Inks: Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake Accessories: 1-1/2″ Scallop Square punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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