I just recently learned how to make these Slit Flower Frames using SU!'s Slit Punch (where I learned). I wanted to create a tutorial so those of you who didn't make my Stamp Camp, can still learn the technique. But beware--these Slit Flower Frames are very addicting!!!
You will need the following supplies:
- 1/2 cardstock (8 1/2" x 5 1/2")--here Wild Wasabi (new In Color)
- 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" coordinating cardstock--here Blue Bayou (new In Color)
- 4 1/8" x 4 1/8" coordinating cardsock--here Soft Sky (new In Color)
- Coluzzle Cutting System--using the circle template
- SU!'s Slit Punch
- Stamps and inks
Step 1: Center the Circle Coluzzle on your 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" cardstock. Really be careful to center it on the short side.
Step 2: Cut a circle using the 4th largest circle.
Step 3: Using a template with the 3rd largest circle as your guide, trace the circle. I found this circle makes a good guide for using the Slit Punch. This will be the backside of your cardstock so the pencil mark will not show.
Step 4: Use the Slit Punch to make the "petals". Start the first one anywhere on the circle being careful to line up the guide marks on the punch to the pencil mark.
Step 5: On subsequent punches, line up the LEFT guide mark on the punch to the pencil mark. Leave a gap of about 1/16" in between each punch. If your punches are all touching, the flower will not be connected. You should get 16 punches on your Slit Flower Frame.
Step 6: Gently "pull up" and "round" each petal, being careful not to rip the cardstock. Rounding the petals is important so the frame has dimension.
Step 7: Using Sponge Daubers (more control that regular sponges) and same ink color as cardstock, gently and carefully sponge the edge of each petal. If need be, use copy paper underneath to protect the remainder of the cardstock.
Step 8: Adhere your 4 1/8" square piece of cardstock to the back of the Slit Flower Frame and then stamp your image. Here I use a flower image from the brand new set, Year after Year (in Fall/Winter Preview).
Step 9: Adhere Slit Flower Frame to card base and finish with embellishments and coloring! You're done!!!