Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Wednesday November 9, 2011

Well it's Wednesday at Catch The Bug Tutorial http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/ I am the guest designer for Oct/Nov and this is my highlight spot.. Making this darling little flower.. I hope you give it a try.

challenges: hand stamped #92- over the top http://handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com/
flutter by - friendship http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/
stamp royalty #97 photo inspiration http://www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/
top tip tuesday -#59 anything christmas http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ with a tip
TIP: If you can't find a flower to go with your card - make your own..see my tutorial

I chose three punches, you can also cut out circles, I choose to use two large, three middle size and two small circles.. but you can use more or less. It's your flower. It's best to use a good card stock or designer paper. Sometimes the lighter weight will rip when you wet them.



with water I mist the pieces and scrunch them up being careful not to tear. Also some card stocks run so scrunch the lighter colors first then move on to the darker colors so they don't bleed.





open carefully and dry with heat tool. When fully dry if you want you can take a distress tool and go around the edges.




I stack the largest, then middle circle ending with smallest and with piercing tool punch hole in center to add brad






At this time you can adhere to your card OR you can scrunch the flower





I start with the smallest and scrunch around the brad, then next layer and next and next till you come to the bottom circle.




then carefully open the flower and scrunch to desired shape. Now adhere to your card. I love these flowers for masculine cards as they are not frilly. If you use the designer paper for the masculine card your making it works out great. I think you will enjoy the simplicity of this flower. Changing the brad will also give a different look to the flower. I hope you give it a try.























18 comments:

Tina M said...

Billie your card is so cute! thanks for the "how to" on the little flower, what a great scrap user :)!

Clairebears said...

What a brilliant idea and a really good Tut, I think I will have to give these a try as they look so effective :0)
Love Clairebears x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Wow...I love this. And yes, perfect for shabby chic and a man. Can't wait to try....haven't seen this before and I have to make some masculine birthday cards this week. I will give it a go. Thanks for great little tutorial.

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Billie - came to your tutorial from Catch the Bug. This flower looks very effective and I think I'll give this a go. Thanks for sharing. Helen :o)

Cheryl First said...

Great tutorial, Billie! I thought these were so much more difficult! I'm so glad I stopped by because this is something I can actually give a whirl! :0)

Christy said...

This is an awesome and very easy tutorial!! Thanks so much for sharing. I will definitely be trying this one out!!

Kristie said...

Great tutorial and adorable card! Love all the sparkle on your cute image. Thank you for playing along with Flutter By Wednesday's friendship challenge!

inkedx2 said...

Such s cute card! Love the image. Thanks for the tutorial on the flower. So glad you played with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

sgc said...

Love this flower, Billie! You can bet that I will be trying it:)

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Ok...it's not posted yet, but had to leave a comment her for your adorable penguin card...love the sketch and papers too!!

Min said...

Billie, this is an awesome tutorial! I thought they were FABRIC flowers - imagine my surprise and delight to find out they're PAPER flowers!!! WOO HOO!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

Tammy Miller said...

This is a fabulous tutorial thanks for sharing it with us and the card is adorable!

Rachel @ The Little Blue Room said...

How adorable is that holly fairy! Such a great card and tutorial! Thanks for sharing it with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Krista said...

Such a cute card. I love all of the circle elements, it makes it feel so whimsical. I also like the glittered up holly leaves. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Bada-Bing Creations said...

What a cute little flower and again, I love the bling! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Leanne said...

Great card and fab tip - thanks for sharing!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Don't forget you can enter up to 3 different projects per challenge.

Hugs
Leanne xx

Samantha said...

Gorgeous card hunny, really love your Tutorial its fun making these flowers, Thanks for joining us at Top Tip again this week! :0)

stampinbygenny said...

Super cute card! Love the image. Thanks for sharing your tutorial for the flower. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.