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Monday, April 11, 2011

Owl Punch Rose

Punch art is so much fun.  I made 17 of these for a swap and have taught this project in several workshops.  I found instructions for this rose on Valita's blog and changed the flower and leaves slightly.  I added an extra row of petals to make the flower larger and scored the leaves to give them a little more dimension.  You can click on any of the photos to see a close up of the jpg.

Here are the supplies you will need to make the rose.

Two-Step Owl Punch
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
1 1/4" Circle Punch
5-Petal Flower Punch
Tangerine Tango Card Stock
Pear Pizzazz Card Stock
Rose Red Classic Ink Pad
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad
Always Artichoke Classic Ink Pad
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Mini Glue Dots
Bone Folder
Paper Snips

Punch out 12 owl bodies in Tangerine Tango.  Trim the feet to form a rose petal.  Sponge with Rose Red.  Lightly sponge with Cherry Cobbler.  Roll the petal lengthwise and then roll back the top edge.  Make a 1/2" cut at the center bottom of each petal.

I used a chopstick to help me roll the petal lengthwise first and then to roll back the top edge.

After cutting a 1/2" slit at the bottom of each petal, you'll cross over and glue the two halves to form a cup in the petal.  The petals will be tighter as you get closer to the center of the flower.  You control how much each petal is cupped by how much you cross over the bottom halves.  If you look closely at the picture above, you can see how the bottom of the petal on the left is a narrow "V" shape.  The petal on the right has a much wider opening on the bottom.  It's much easier to see the detail if you double click on the above photo.

You'll make 3 of the inner petals, 4 of the medium petals and 5 of the outer petals.

Punch a 1 1/4" circle and attach the five outer petals to form the first ring of petals. 

Stagger the medium petals to form the second row.

Add the inner petals for the last row.

To form the center of the rose, punch the scallop circle and cut in a spiral.  Sponge with Rose Red and Cherry Cobbler.

I put a mini glue dot on the first part of the spiral and rolled it around a chopstick.  You'll roll from the outside of the spiral to the center.  Your flower will be very tight to start.  Let it unroll a little so that it forms a small flower that fits the opening in your rose. 

I used mini glue dots to attach the rolled flower to the last part of the spiral.  I then glued it to the center of the rose using the multipurpose liquid glue.

I spritzed each rose with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint mixed with hair spray.  The mixture was about  10% shimmer paint and 90% hair spray.

For the leaves, I punched the 5 petal flower out of Pear Pizzazz card stock.  I scored the center of each leaf.  I then sponged it with Always Artichoke and very lightly with Cherry Cobbler.  Cut out the leaves and attach them to the rose using mini glue dots.

I put the rose on a Bitty Box that I die cut out of Chocolate Chip card stock using the Big Shot.  The top of the box is layered with Paisley Petals paper and then the rose with leaves.

I hope you enjoy making this Owl Punch Rose.

Visit my online store to get your supplies for this project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
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