Monday, July 19, 2010

Handmade flower tutorial

Happy Monday everyone! I saw this cool tutorial on the Jillibean Soup blog for making handmade flowers. I decided to do my own tutorial and share it over at Camp Paradise today. It was very easy to make and adds a fun handmade touch to a card or layout. Ready????? All the paper is from the Fancy Pants line My Family.

1. Punch out 2 scalloped circles of different sizes. You could also use your cricut or die cutting machine (if you have one).


2. Cut between the scallops about 1 inch into the circle. Do this for each circle punched.


3. Using a pencil, roll the petals under to create a 3-D look. I also inked the edges with white ink.


4. Layer the two flowers using pop dots or foam tape. Cut a smaller circle to add to the middle of the flower.




5. Add it to a project!!


You can add whatever you want to the center, buttons, another small flower, bling, the possibilities are endless. This is a great way to stretch your patterned paper, make your own embellies, and maybe even use up some scraps. Thanks to Juliana Michaels, from the Jillibean Soup DT, who first posted this tutorial. I love these flowers and I will be making more!!

Hope you are staying cool this Monday. The weather was a bit nicer today, but still feels like summer out there! Thanks for stopping by, friends...

14 comments:

Kim said...

thanks for the tutorial...will be booking marking that one

Leah said...

Fabulous, thanks for the easy to understand tutorial, these flowers are wonderful, will have to try some:)

Samantha said...

Love the flower, it looks great on your card. I will have to give that one a go!

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Sue Sparks said...

What a cute flower! Love the colors!

Belinda said...

Oh this is a FAB flower! LOVE it!

Joni Kix said...

WOW! This is very cute! I love how you you the same PP in the flower as the card trim! Great card!

Michelle Whitlow said...

love it!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous flower Mara & tutorial! Thanks so much for taking the time to share the process :)

VanessaB said...

I LOVE it! I'm definitely trying this for sure. your card is fantastic, too!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful flower and card!

Abby said...

I love this idea! I've always wondered how to give flowers depth when I use paper instead of silk. Thanks!

BethieJ said...

Mara I LOVE the flower! SO CUTE! Thanks for sharing with us!

Cheryl said...

Ooh! Love it!