Friday, 2 March 2012

Waste... Not!

Petal Pairs Petites fit in the Tonic Border System!



Today's blog is a reminder that the Petal Pairs Petites (and the original PPs) fit in the Tonic Border System. So... if you carefully measure out a row of punched shapes you can use both the positives and the negatives. The Petal Pairs here are spaced 3cm apart. 


What made me think of this project is sequin waste. I always thought that sequin waste was more fun than the actual sequins. You can craft with the negative punch shapes in a similar way.

For this card, I used Petites shapes 1 & 2. Shape 2 has a notch in the centre of the petal, which makes it easy to make Center Perks and buds (see my previous posts). And the buds look like carved ivory-look roses.

Cut the rows of negative PP shapes into strips. Alternate the PP strips with strips of patterned paper - or a printed greeting. Tape the strips together on the wrong side (w/ordinary cellotape), then tape the striped panel onto the card front (w/ds tape). Glue the punched-out Petal Pairs on top of the negative PP shapes. Add ribbon and tag - you're done.


You can piece the strips together in various ways.
 Paper: the foiled leafy strips are cut out from Craftwork Cards Metallique.