Friday, 4 May 2012

dimensional flower punch

This month I have been having fun with the gerber daisy dimensional flower punch from EK Success. These punches are so versatile and fun to use!
 On my first layout I wanted to keep the colours quite subtle to match the photos of my grandson and so I opted for My Mind's Eye, On The bright Side.
I punched 3 x 6" borders which I layered and stitched in place, extending the stitching into rows to use as as base for my journalling. After punching out all those strips I was left with a lot of punched out 'waste',  never one to waste anything I decided to make these into flowers and the rest I layered up to make a border which, again, I stitched in place.
For the second layout I wanted something more funky.
I punched several strips in black, orange and blue to match the colours of my son's basketball, still using papers from On the bright side
I then chopped the coloured ones in half to layer on top of the black to make ovals
Again I put my trusty sewing machine to good use to sew them to my page.

For the last layout I dipped back in to my My Minds Eye On the Bright Side papers, but this time I used the punch to create a circle border, this is easily done by cutting slits along the base so it can be manipulated into a round. To give it more interest I did it twice using contrasting papers

So, with just one punch you can achieve so much, and of course they make the most gorgeous flowers too!! I would love to see how you use your punches, why not leave a link to your work in the comments box so I can come and have a look?
 I used the following products:
EK success dimensional flower punch
My Mind's eye On the Bright Side paper pad
Lily Bee alphabet stickers


Lesley G said...

Loving how you've used that punch and come up with soooo many different ideas on how to use it xx

Ifa said...

Very innovative all the alternative use you have demonstrated here.

Mary B said...

Wow Tracie I love these and the idea of making the ovals is a super one must see what I can come up with.

Jenga said...

Well I don't often "do" flowers - but now I need this flower punch! Great post Tracie x

Eileen said...

Great and versatile ideas, Tracie. I sort of hovered over this punch, decided it might be a bit limited but now I'm not so sure ...

Nat said...

Great ideas for the punch Tracie! xx