Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Paper Flowers

I've been seeing these paper flowers a lot lately and I just love them! They can be used for just about anything . . .scrapbooking, mixed media, cards . . .Click here to see the tutorial on Mercy's blog.

When I made my flowers, I used Nesties instead of a scallop punch and instead of using cardstock, I used pages from an old book and sheet music.

For the blue flower, I inked the pages with Broken China Distress Ink and used the Pinking Circles Nestabilities.

For the flower next to the blue one, I used the Peony Nestabilities and then sprayed it with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, which is a must have . . .adds sparkle without altering the color. I used a smaller Peony die for the small music sheet flower.

For the orange flower, I used the Dahlia Nestabilities and sprayed it with Gingersnap Smooch Spritz. I used a smaller Dahlia die for the other small flower.

A couple of tips for you . . . using lighter weight paper was easier and I also found that it made for a very nice crumply, ruffly flower. Besides that, I was able to cut all 10 pieces out at one time.

Also, I used a paper piercer and put the brad in prior to crumpling each layer. I just couldn't see myself trying to put it all back together after all the crumpling . . .

Thanks for stopping by today! Now . . . go make some flowers!

1 comment:

Mary Friederichsen said...

These are so cool Cat!
great idea about using the pages from a book!
I need to go check out the video, and put the vanilla smooch BACK in my cart! I had it in and then took it out!lol

Hope to talk to you soon! I don't like this not having a store to stop by! tehe :)