Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Slit Flower Frame

Last month, Leigh O'Brien shared the tutorial to the slit flower frame with the SSUS group. At the time I was too busy to try it out, but I thought it would be a great technique to demonstrate at Lisa's downline meeting last night.

So, here's my first attempt. The card base is close to cocoa. I cut an oval out of my wild wasabi card stock using the oval coluzzle template. (It was the 5th oval from the center.) Then I inserted my slit punch in the middle of the oval to punch all the way around creating the petals. Using a sponge dauber, I applied some garden green ink to each petal to make them stand out more. Then I stamped wild about you all over the front.

The alligator was stamped with garden green since I didn't have my wild wasabi ink pad yet. I did stamp off once to tone him down a little. Then the little bird was added in groovy guava ink.

Be really careful where you put your adhesive when gluing the white card stock to the green card stock. On my first try, a couple of my petals ended up glued down. After fixing that little mishap, I popped up the green & white layer with dimensionals on the close to cocoa card base.

I think this came out pretty cute. The alligator and the birdie make a cute couple and this technique really frames them in.

The one thing I will change for next time is my slit punch. When I first got it as a brand new stamper, I tried punching through 3 layers of card stock and my poor punch has never been the same. It gets stuck very easily and not the kind of stuck that can be fixed with punching through wax paper. I think there's a broken spring or something inside the lever. Anyway, if you look closely to the bottom left of the oval, you'll see where my slit punch tried to chew up the card stock. I can take a hint. I'll be putting a new slit punch on my next order. ;)

One more sample to go.

Stamps: Wild About You
Ink: Garden Green, Groovy Guava
Card stock: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Slit punch, Coluzzle

1 comment:

rozie640 said...

Great job on that slit flower punch, that smiling alligator gets me!!!