I love flower stamps because they are so friendly and cheerful, which means I had to purchase the Pop of Petals bundle. It provides you a plethora of pretty petals to punch and pop up on your projects.
Recently when using my stamp and punch, I had difficulty in aligning my images. Then I noticed that the four petals are not symmetrical; therefore, I needed to be more strategic in the placement of my stamped image.
While the images are very similar, the Bermuda Bay and Lovely Lipstick flowers are actually 180o degrees apart. In fact, the Lovely Lipstick flower is upside down!
After carefully studying the stamped images, I realized that one petal had two smooth petal edges, while the other three petals had one slightly curved petal edge.
To avoid a problem the next time I used my stamps and punch, I marked them with a sharpie. TIP: Mark the one smooth petal on both sides of the stamp using a dot of Sharpie Marker. By looking on the backside of the punch, it was easy to see which petal had the two smooth edges. As a measure of precaution, I took a moment to verify which was the smooth petal by punching a stamped image! Then, when I was sure, I marked the back of the punch with a sharpie marker.
Now, I am ready to punch some flowers! If you found this tip helpful, please leave a comment. I just love hearing from you!
Here is another card using Highland Heather, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch and Gorgeous Grape inks. The butterfly is colored with Pineapple Punch and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend markers, and the antenna are made with Black Baker’s Twine secured with a dimensional.
Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!