Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #60: Paper Gardens

Cardstock: Textured white, SU Prints Pack DP, Pretty in Pink, textured olive. Accessories: Tim Holz 'Tattered Florals' dies, SU scallop border punch and 'Many' Thanks Sizzlit.

Welcome to Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #60! This week we're doing something a little different and challenging you to create handmade flowers. There are no other restrictions, so show us your floral side!

As you probably noticed by the variety of blooms in this post, I had a blast with this challenge. It was my incentive to finally try my hand at those gorgeous paper roses I've been seeing everywhere. I decided these beautiful roses only needed a CAS background to showcase them, so I used Clean &Simple Stamping's Fall-To sketch #108 with its fun circle shape.

My favorite tutorial is HERE, although I ended up using the Tim Holz dies because I was unable to find the punch Nathalie used for her tutorial. I like the way this style of rose turned out, as you see from my abundance of paper blooms:

Another paper flower is the spiral rose which reminds me of the Floribunda style of rose (yes, I had to look up that class of rose!). It's a super easy flower to create; check out this tutorial by Wendy HERE:

Here's another type of paper flower that uses a scallop circle for its creation. Mercy has a great tutorial HERE:

Stamps: Magnolia image, Papertrey 'Everyday Button Bits' sentiment. Ink: Memento black, Copics. Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rose DP, Papertrey white. Accessories: Nestabilities rectangle and scalloped circle, Matha Stewart leaf punch, SU scallop circle punch, Stardust glitter pen, white gel pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, jumbo paper clip.

Finally, here's a super easy way to create a gorgeous bloom with paper tole which is basically just stamping the same image several times and pop-dotting each layer for dimension. My technique-savy buddy, Deb of Freckle-face Printworks, introduced me to this technique and sent me the supplies to give it a try.

It was a little difficult to get the focus clear on all the layers at once, but you get the idea:

Be sure to admire the TMS Design Team's spin on this week's challenge:
Hollyanne, Jr. DT
Lisa, September GDT

Then link up your creations HERE to join in the fun and so we can admire your garden of paper flowers!



  2. Your paper roses are simply gorgeous!!! Love how you added one to the CAS sketch card. TFS!
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking dot com

  3. You have been busy... I am loving your roses.. I have that die and need to revisit it.. Great job on all the flowers.. Your popped floral is beautiful.. Great job..

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! I feel like I've walked thru a botanical gardens reading your post. All of your flowers are beautiful.

  5. Jessica these are GORGEOUS!! I must learn to make them! Thanks for the links to the tutorials!!

  6. Jessica, your roses are the most beautiful I've seen. If I ever get to quit staying at hospitals, I'm trying them out. Printed the tutorial. I love all your creations but this one is so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Beautiful Jess! love your flowers...WOWZA!!!
    Hope you are well!
    hugs & blessings!

  8. wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, Jessica, what a magnificant group of flowers!!! Wow!!! I can't wait to give some of these a try!! Thanks for so much inspiration!!!

  9. My gosh, there is so much cuteness to comment on. Your roses are fabulous, they are absolutely gorgeous. Love the card you start this post with, and the daffodil card is fantastic. That image just POPS and while it must be time consuming, it is entirely worth the effort for the effect.

  10. Another wow wow, the roses are just divine, I love the tutes too, I haven't got that punch but wow, that looks great, and I will just have to get myself one, although the tim Holtz die might be cheaper, I have never seen this die. Your cards are magnificent, every single one. Jan is coming down tomorrow and we are going to try to make a rose with another template we have and just duplicate it. Love to you, Melxx

  11. WOW. ALL of these flowers are gorgeous. They make those cards wonderful. I love the look of the first ones with the Tim die. It's so great when you work with what you have and it turns out better than the original. At least I think so.

  12. Love all those flowers! Thanks for the tutorial links!!

  13. WOW! WOW! WOW!

    I am loving your roses (all the flowers are beautiful), but I love th roses. Your circle card is just fabulous.

  14. Holy Cow! Your roses are INCREDIBLE!! I really like the 1st one - I might need that die! (GRIN). And I had totally forgotten that I sent you the daffs! I love what you did with those too.

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