Flower Garden (free stamp makes)
Here are a few more great ideas for using our fantastic free flower stamp from Polka Doodles (free with August 2011 issue).
Tunnel Card - Designer: Nikky Hall
Cut a 20.3cm (8”) card blank in half down the spine. Cut an aperture in one piece, leaving a 2.5cm (1”) border. Take two pieces of card 11cm wide x 20.3cm (4 5/16” x 8”) long and score and fold at 1cm (3/8”) intervals to create concertina folds, leaving an overlap of 2cm (3/4”) at each edge. Glue one edge to the back of the 8” card gluing down left side and then glue to the left front edge of the aperture square. Glue other concertina to the back also, but leave the aperture free as you need to work inside it. Tear strips of contrasting cardstock and layer up to make a frame around the inside of the aperture, gluing each piece into the folds of the concertina and working clockwise to build each frame. Once the framework is finished, stamp a border and colour with Aquamarkers (from Polka Doodles), then cut out. Glue behind the back frame. Stamp a sentiment (Polka Doodles) onto a square piece of card and glue to the inside back behind stamped image. Embellish with ribbons and raffia and make a canopy for the top to hide the workings inside the frame.
Square Card - Designer: Jo Firth-Young
Sew a panel of text paper onto a kraft card blank. Add a strip of striped paper across the middle. Glue a doily over the paper strip and then wrap orange ribbon around the card. Stamp and colour the flower, then die cut and mat as shown, adding to the card on 3D foam pads.
Tag - Designer: Jo Firth-Young
Use the leftover scraps from your other projects to create a gift tag. Add scraps of punched paper to a shipping tag covered with patterned paper. Stamp and colour the flower, die cut and mat as shown before adding to the tag.
Updated: 04 July 2011