Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Vintage Flower Tutorial

Supplies: Spellbinders™S7-014 Classic Lace Border Grand die and Spellbinders™ S4-230 Labels Six die, Webster's Pages Pattern Paper, Pink Paislee Alphabets, Prima flower and crystals, Clearsnap chalk Ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Zip Dry adhesive

Some of you asked for a tutorial on the flower that I made. Again, this is from another blog that I read and I apologize that I don't remember which blog it was. I'm assuming there are many out there.

1) Cut a 1/2 inch x 12 inch strip of paper (pattern or solid.) I used scraps so my paper wasn't quite 12 inches which just makes the flower a bit smaller.

2) Twist the strips of paper so they are all ready to lay down.

3) Using a hot glue gun or zip dry, place glue in a circular pattern creating the swirl for your flower on to a piece of scrap cardstock. Immediately begin pressing the twisted strips from the inside out. Once the first one is one, begin the second one. This can be a sticky mess and you may want some wax paper near by or something that will help you press it down without getting all sticky.

4) Place some wax paper or the back of an adhesive sheet over the flower and place something heavy on it to let it dry for awhile (30 min. or so.) Then you are ready to make it sparkle with your favorite glimmer mist or Maya Mist. Place the flower in your sink or in a shallow cardboard box and spray a mix of glimmer mist or Maya Mist to coordinate with the color of your project.

5) Once that is dry, cut around the flower on the cardstock that you used so that just the flower is showing.

6) Add a flower center (bling, pearl, button ect.) and ahdhere some lacy trim to the back. My example here has too much trim in my opinion. Now, you are ready to add it to your project!

This flower was created for this layout and you can see this post to see what it looks like on a card.

Ya, kind of a lot of work for a flower. But, if you love that ol' vintage, distressed look and don't want to constantly be purchasing them, then it's definitely worth it!

I've always loved the look of real simple, clean layouts but I've never been able to pull them off real well. This weekend, I took a part in a challenge to complete a layout in 30 min. I couldn't believe I did it! So, although this is not my most favorite layout ever, I wanted to share it because I think the photos make up for its cuteness!

Speaking of cuteness and Max. Time for an update. Now that he is done with his vaccines, we were able to take him to the beach yesterday.

In the morning while the kids were at school, just A and I went. You can imagine how well that went over with the kids! So, we caved...and took him for a second time later that day, with the kids! It started out a gorgeous sunny day with no wind. Perfect. You know that I have 300+ photos. I'll try not to go photo crazy on ya here! LOL

Twice to the beach in one day. Now, that's one spoiled dog!

I think we wore him out!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be posting a Thanksgiving Day Rak on Thursday (it will be time released of coures....Thursday will be purely family time for me! LOL) Hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Have a fabulous week!


Donna VW said...

Thanks for the info on the flowers - I can't wait to try some.

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

What a great layout. Really like the twisted idea:) I can see a really great layout with your new puppy in it. I love your style :)Keep them coming !!

Donna said...

Wow to that flower!! How fun and it is such a different look! Thank you.

Juliana said...

Hi Julie! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!!

What a great tutorial Julie! Way to go on doing 3 LO's in 30 minutes. Not sure I could ever do that!
Love seeing how much the puppy is growing! He is too adorable!!!

Kris said...

AWW...He's so cute...and getting so BIG!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a great flower & tutorial. I recently saw a similar one done in fabric. I love the idea that you can use either.

Laura Fiore said...

I miss you Julie! I love the photos of Max...he is a beautiful pup and makes me miss mine.

Great layouts and your twisty flower is very inspirational! I'm feeling like I may need to try it out!!!


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