The punch I used is the Martha Stewart Crafts Crochet Flower Punch all Over the Page. I love the elegant look of it, and that I can punch all over the page! I got this awesome idea when I made a card recently (that I'm hoping to do a blog post on sometime soonish) that I used this punch for, and as some of you might know, I'm a leetle bit of a hoarder when it comes to anything I might be able to use on a card. Poo. I can't help it. Bahaha. That is a lie. So, I didn't want to throw away those little tiny pieces that fall out the bottom, and of course the most obvious way to put them to use (in my mind) was to get a template of a piece of something I'd already punched, and fill in the spaces! I was so excited to try it out, and am still excited about how it turned out and all, but I can assure you, this was a one time thing. I worked on it over several days, and some days for at least an hour. Overall, this had to take many, many hours. My art teacher has told me many times I have the "patience of a saint." I don't know about that, but this is certainly not for everyone!
As you can see, I put tape on the edges so that the template stays in place when gluing down the pieces. I used regular scotch tape, but masking tape would work well also. Anything that won't tear the paper when peeling off will work.
Before I actually started adding in the pieces, I thought they would fit right in, but they actually seemed to be a little bigger than the spaces I was forcing them into, at least that was the case for the biggest pieces. That's why there's sort of a lip on the edge of the big pieces.
I apologize for that smudge in the upper right corner (and I apologize if you didn't notice it until now). That's something on the lens of my camera that I can't figure out how to get rid of, so it's on every picture. Hmph. Anyhooo, since there are bits of color scattered throughout, and I thought it didn't look finished, I added a little pink bow at the bottom. I'm not sure it was the best placing, but I can't do anything about it now, so I guess it doesn't matter! Hope you like it!
Be sure to ask me any questions you have if I missed anything!