As you might have noticed, my blog and Facebook page have been super silent for the past weeks. I felt like I needed to take a little break from crafting due to a total lack of inspiration and interest, which I am happy to say that now is finally over. My first project after this “mini summer holiday” is a combination between paper punch craft and a hint of quilling: paper chrysanthemums in a vase.
I’ve been meaning to purchase some paper punches for a long, long time, but for some reason I always ended up postponing it. I owe a big thank you to Cristina who convinced me to finally buy some and was sweet enough to start my collection by gifting me 4 punches! These paper chrysanthemums are among my first flowers ever made using this crafting technique. Again, my plans to make a greeting card failed, so I ended up stemming each flower and creating a three dimensional arrangement by placing them in a pretty white vase which resembles a shopping bag.
I used 120gsm paper for the flowers and leaves. The size of the arrangement is approx. 12cm tall and 13cm wide and the diameter of the open flowers is approx. 3.7cm. It sure is easy to make flowers using punches and if you compare this method with quilling, then it definitely takes infinite less time! It even felt a little bit strange because I didn’t have to cut my paper strips, and wow, what a difference that made! I found myself spending more time cutting the leaves, trying to put everything together and then taking pictures to post them here.
This is all for now! I am currently working on a tutorial for these paper chrysanthemums, so if you want to see how I made the flowers and leaves, make sure to visit my blog again in a few days!
Thank you for your visit!