By Ana Anderson
Hi crafty friends!
I am excited to be back today with my second blog post for CutCardstock and I have a fun project to share with you – a beautiful paper lotus flower!
I started with choosing the cardstock type and color and decided to use Tickled Pink I recently received in my order from CutCardstock. This cardstock pack comes in 5 shades of pink, is 65lb weight and is fantastic for paper projects!
I was contemplating using several shades of pink for this project but stuck to one shade and started to die cut the petals. Dies I used are from Sizzix – David Tutera Framelits – paper flowers.
Each petal was cut 4 times with folded paper (petals are connected in the middle – the dies create 8 petals in each size).
Once all the pieces were cut, they were scored in the middle and shaded with Distress Ink in Festive Berries for a more realistic look.
The photo below shows both before and after shading.
Once all my petals were curled it was time to curl up the stamen. (stamen was die cut 3 times and inked as well).
Thank you for stopping by today and I wish you all a Happy New Year!