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Today’s Tip – One Layer Flowers

Filed under: Projects — June 15, 2007 @ 9:00 am

Tired of cutting out petals?  Then this quick and easy technique is for you. 

1.  Punch a 3/4 inch circle from a sticky note.

2.  Place circle in the center of a 4 inch square of Whisper White cardstock.

3.  Stamp 7 outline petals from Pick a Petal around the circle.  If you mount the point of the petal right to the edge of your block, it is easy to stamp it right in the center of the circle.  You may have to play with this a bit to get the spacing right, but then you can crank them out really quick.


4.  Remove the mask and stamp the outline circle in its place.

5.  To add color, get out your larger aqua painter and just pull ink from the outlines into the center of the flower and each petal.


Stamp set is Pick a Petal – coming in July.  The finished card uses Not Quite Navy and Cameo Coral Ink.  Cardstock is Not Quite Navy, Blue Bayou, Basic Black and Groovy Guava.  Brads are from the Earth Elements.  Sentiment is from Hugs & Wishes- coming in July.



  1. Heather the Mooselover:

    I must buy that stamp set!

  2. Diane:

    This is a brilliant technique, Kim! I love cutting out the petals, but it’s a little too time consuming for a workshop. On the other hand, I don’t like flowers with “sparse” petals and I wasn;t looking forward to masking each petal to avoid overlap. Your tecnique is the perfect solution! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Karen Colburn:

    This is great information. Thanks for posting the tutorial.
    Karen C

  4. florence:

    Wow, what a great idea, thanks for the tip, Your blog is great, just found it.

  5. Karen:

    THanks for the tips on this set! I just ordered it!

  6. Jenni:

    Wow! Thanks, I was struggling with this set. I really liked all the samples but I just wasn’t producing much that I was happy with. This is such an easy technique! I love it!

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