Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Homeade heart flowers

Making your own embellishments is IN right now. And the girls over at 3 Scrappy Boys dedicated their May newsletter to showing some really fun handmade embellies. What? You don't get the 3 Scrappy Boys newsletter?? Well go sign up HERE!!!

I did a step by step tutorial this month how to make heart flowers using Smooch Spritz. Smooch Spritz is similar to Maya Mist or Glimmer Mist. It's really easy to use and gives your projects a nice shimmer and shine. Here is what you need:

--8 hearts cut out of paper (patterned or cardstock), all the same size
--Smooch Spritz (or some other kind of glimmer spray)


--Spray your hearts with the spritz. Let the paper dry completely.


--Cut out a small circle. Using this circle as a base, start arranging the hearts around the circle. Overlap the hearts a bit.


--After all hearts are attached, add a button in the middle of your flower. You can curl the petals up a bit for a more dimensional look. You're done!


--Now, just add your flower to a project!



This is a fun, easy way to make your own custom flowers and perhaps use up some scraps! And while you are signing up for the newsletter, check out the challenges this month. The DT posts new challenges on the 15th of each month. So come on over and join in the fun!

Hope you're having a great week so far. Thanks for stopping by!!

12 comments:

Sue Sparks said...

I love the flowers being constructed with hearts:) Very cute and clever.

wendipooh13 said...

oh my gosh love how fun the hearts are on the flowers, soo cute!! love the card!

Joni Kix said...

Very sweet! This is such a FUN embellishment idea!

Rebecca said...

LOve this one! I love how you can see the patterned paper through the Smooch :)

Leah said...

So cute! I love it, will have to try one myself:)

ellen s. said...

total cuteness!

Amber Zimmerman said...

Lovely tut! I always love to find new ideas for making flowers. :)

VanessaB said...

sweeeeeeet! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty card Mara & thanks for the great tutorial :)

BethieJ said...

Mara this is so CUTE!!!!

Scrappin_Katt said...

Thanks for the great tutorial!! Love your embelishments

Jenny said...

look at you, rockin the tutorial!!