Friday, February 18, 2011

Bird of Paradise Flower - Two Step Bird Punch & Mojomonday sketch

Just before Valentine's Day I entered into a discussion about favourite flowers.  Of course I expected roses, carnations, lilies, etc, but one young man said "Bird of Paradise".  Well, that gave me an idea - and I had to think about it for a while before I tried it.  I could make that flower using the Two Step Bird Punch.  But first I had to have a photo of the flower......

I tried to download one, but I guess they're all copyright.  So here's a link for you to check out.  There are a lot of pictures of this flower at this site

Here's my card.  I used the sketch challenge from Mojo Monday here

Paper: Wild Wasabi, Concord Crush, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Garden Gala Designer Paper, Pear Pizzazz
Inks: Tangerine Tango, Concord Crush, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Scallop Circle #2 die, Circles #2 die, 2 3/8" circle punch, Two Step Bird Punch, Glimmer Brads, 1/2" concord Crush Stitched-Poly Ribbon,Scallop trim corner punch, Framed Tulips embossing folder, stamping dimensionals, white gel pen
I could put together a tutorial if there is enough interest.

10 comments:

Laurie Gibson said...

Maria, this is amazing!!! I would love a tutorial or even just the general idea of how you created the petals. I am assuming it is just a matter of trimming off portions of the bird body, correct? These flowers are very prominent in my area and I would love to try my hand at them. TFS!!

Carla said...

Hello Maria,

This is a real WOW-card.
I too like this flower, it's one of my favo's, but hard to get here in the Netherlands.
But I would love to know how you made this.

Gail said...

This card is gorgeous! I would definitely be interest in a tutorial!
Beautiful work....

Theresa said...

Love your bird of paradise card. I would really like a tutorial.
BTW, did you try a Google image search? I was able to download a pic from there without any problem.
Theresa in Kitimat

Maureen said...

Lovely card Maria...you've done a great job with the flower...its one of my favourite flowers too...I have them in my garden and love it when they're in bloom.

Queen Bea Scraps said...

Well, you always amaze me with the designs that come out of your head. This card is BEAUTIFUL! I would love to get the tutorial on it if you decide to do one.
Love it!

Trish and Treasure said...

I've been thinking about doing the same thing and you have done such an amazing job. I have a photo on my blog of a bird of paradise in my garden. I love the colours you used.It's a gorgeous card!

Cherie said...

Oh my gosh, these are stunning! I can almost smell them from here! I too would love to see a tutorial on them! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity with us!

Cathleen48 said...

They are absolutely breathtaking. Please do a tutorial. Your work is stunning. Thanks -Cathleen McSorley

Vladimir Gurzhev said...

My favourite plant is actually bird of paradise flower and these cards are really nice.

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