Monday, June 13, 2011

3D Flower Medallions

The first trick to making one of these is to cut your card stock into a long strip. This one was 1-1/2" wide by 9" long before trimming.

Choose a punch to use down the length. In this example I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch. Scallops always work, but so could nearly any design.  Punch along the length of your paper strip.

Then using your bone folder, score at small intervals all the way down your paper strip. I use my paper trimmer, just run your bone folder into the cutting grove. Score at the "valleys" for scallops, with other punches look for the repeating pattern and choose a "natural" location for the folds.

Fan fold the whole strip...don't worry if it's not perfectly even, it won't matter!

Now look at your ends, feel free to trim a small amount to even things up, and attach the strip end to end creating a circle.

Next we "flatten it" and use a liquid adhesive on the peaks of the paper folds.
Glue it down to a paper scrap that measures at least 1"x1."

Hold your medallion between your fingers for a few minutes to let it set.

You need to sandwich your flower Medallion for stability. So repeat the process with a punched circle or any other "flower center" you'd like to use. Here I tried out the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. Have fun with these medallions, they can be used to decorate many different items.

Here's a card adorning a flower medallion. This one was the full 11" long. It passed the envelope test, but I wouldn't recommend trying to mail a card with one this thick. Did you also notice the rich color of the stamped butterfly? It's embossed with one of SU!'s new colored embossing powders, Melon Mambo.

Stampin' Supplies:
STAMPS - Bold Blossom*

PAPER - Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
INK - Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil Delight, VersaMark
PUNCHES -  1-3/4"Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1" Circle Punch
OTHER - Melon Mambo Embossing Powder*, Basic Rhinstones

*As featured in the Summer Mini
Sale Dates May 1 - Aug 31

Try making one of these'd be a fun Summer activity to do with the kids! :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is awsome! I love how it turned out!

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