Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Happy Birthday, Dad! (No peeking!)
My daddy's birthday is coming up, and this week's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You seemed like the perfect springboard for me to try out this accordian flower technique I've been wanting to try (I believe I first saw it in the SU catalog). It turned out to be trickier than I expected! I highly recommend the tutorial at De Stampin' Corner if you want to try it out -- I think it would have been much easier if I had looked that up first rather than just winging it! I added some piercing accents by drawing flourishes and punching along them with my piercer.
The pp and card base are from We R Memory Keepers Urban Window collection. I cut the 4" circle with my cricut, then sanded it. The circular stamp is from the CTMH Free Spirit set, and the others are from various SU sets. "dad" is from the Cuttlebug Olivia font. TFL!
Here are a couple of close-ups: