Welcome to another Ten Things post! After taking a whole month off from crafting, I'm happy to jump back in and get creating. Before I share my post, I just have to announce that I will be joining Practical Scrappers for another 6 months on the Ten Things team! I'm so excited to continue crafting with an amazing bunch of ladies!
For this week's Ten Things post, we are sharing ten things you can do with scallops. Scallops are so pretty and really give things the little extra pop to catch your attention. For my project this week, I created a flower from a 2-inch scalloped circle punch. (Note: I can't take credit for thinking up this flower as I saw it in a Scrapbook Trends magazine article. I'm just "passing along the information.") Here's a tutorial on how to make this flower.
1. Start with 5 punched circles.
2. Fold one punched circle in half.
3. Fold in half again so it creates a "quarter" of a circle punch.
4. Next, fold three more of the circle punches the same way. You should end up with this (above).
5. Next, adhere all four "quarters" to the fifth punched circle. (I adhered the bottom first and then went back and adhered the top).
6. It should look like this when it is all adhered down. (Optional: you can ink the edges of the petals before or after you adhere them. I used a yellow ink pad.)
7. Fold up some of the scallops to give it some dimension.
8. Layer another punched flower and some bling on top to hide the lines of the circle flower.
9. Add to your card! Ta da!
And here's a look at the inside of the card. I really do love this quote. Unfortunately, most of the products I used was scraps so I can't give you the products used for everything on the card, but I did share a few that I knew above. I did stamp flowers on the background patterned paper (in both the bottom left and top right corners) but you can hardly see it. I kind of like it that way, though, like I know it's there.
Make sure you hop on over to Practical Scrappers and check out what the rest of the fabulous team did with scallops. And remember, if you create a project inspired by scallops, please share it on the Practical Scrappers Facebook page!