Saturday, May 7, 2022

May 2022 Happy {I}NSD - Challenge #3 - Flower Forgeries

Welcome to {i}NSD at The Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

Master Forger Misty here again. I'm back this hour with your next inspiration. You can take it as a challenge or as just a fun idea to tuck into your brain for potential crafting.

Layered flowers are popular on the market. In fact our inspiration kit this month features some! Be sure to go back to our kit reveal for May to get more info.

Here's the thing though: I like the flowers but I don't love the price tag. So I often make my own. Our team also made flowers for the Forgery on the Fourth project this month, so check them out for more flower love as well.

  1. Punch 11 circles. Here I used a 1" punch. 10 circles are for petals and 1 is for the base.
  2. Shape petals. I use a pencil and roll the circles around the pencil.
  3. Fold a small tab at the base of the petal. Apply glue and adhere to edge of base circle. Repeat around the entire circle with 5 petals. (Note: you can skip folding the little tab as long as you keep the glue to a small area and just adhere that tiny bit to the base.)
  4. Repeat a second layer of petals inside the first. I will pinch the glued spot with one had while I give more shape to the petal with the other hand.
  5. Decorate your flower center. Ideas: enamel dots, tiny "hole punched" circles, glitter glue, flock etc.

Now that we have the basic idea, lets mix it up a little. In the first photo I clipped off little wedges from each side of the circle to create more of a petal shape. You can see in the second photo how the first row of petals looks glued down. Don't worry about the gaps, the second row will fill that it. The third photo shows one more level of detail—I used my scissors to give the circle edge a ruffled look. Definitely more petal-like.

Here are the final results! I used various options for the flower centers. I also used glitter glue (yellow flower) and a Wink of Stella glimmer pen (pink flower) to add sparkle to the edges. The purple flower has clear Nuvo drops to give is a dewy look.

Even more options... 
Add more layers of petals. You can even used a smaller size punch for the inner layers for more dimension and reality. Speaking of smaller punches, you can make these flowers in any size punch or die circle you have!

We still have lots more (i)NSD fun coming up. Join us again next hour! I know there are a lot of happenings out in the crafty world right now. I encourage you to mix and match and double up on challenges to maximize your fun. 

Don’t forget to link up over on the {i}NSD posts in our Counterfeit Kit Community Facebook Community  for this and ALL the following challenges to come for a chance to be entered in our prize draw!

 You can also share over at Instagram where you can can find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and/or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcINSD2022

Also a reminder about our PRIZE DRAW for a chance of winning a 1st prize of $25 voucher and 2nd prize of $15 voucher to your online scrapbook store of choice. 

All you have to do is link up your kits and/or creations on the {i}NSD posts over at the Counterfeit Kit Community Facebook Community

You have until MIDNIGHT on SUNDAY 15th MAY to play along and link up before we throw all your names into a hat and pull the lucky winners!

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