Friday, March 13, 2009

Handmade Flower Embellishment

Hello thank you for visiting my blog today. My card for today is published on my second blog "Pretty Cards". I have used the sketch my wonderful friend Carole created for the Friday Sketcher blog. If you have seen my card over there and came to see how i have made the circular embellishment .. thank you! It is really easy and actually quite fast.

All what you need is pictured here:
Scoring Tool - i love my Scor-Pal and it is currently available at 7 kids College fund for an amazing price! You will receive a $10 INSTANT credit toward the cost of shipping when purchasing the Scor-Pal! Our FINAL PRICE is now even LOWER!!!
Paper Glaze, Glitter i love Martha Stewart glitters, sticky tape, big glue dots available at 7 Kids College fund
The embellishment is something that is really in at the moment in the USA.. it is used on cards and on scrapbook sites equally often. It is perfect because it gives you the opportunity to get rid of some of the scraps we produce with our expensive Designer Paper.

You want to have 2 or more stripes of the same width. All what you need to remember is that your circle will be doubled the diameter than what you cut your stripe to. By example if you cut one stripe 1 inch wide your "flower" will be final size 2" wide.

Score both stripes of paper in equal intervals - all the way to the end. I scored mine so the valleys and the mountains are going to be small.

start folding your paper stripe

This is how both look like after i have finished folding them

add some sticky tape to both ends and adhere the stripes together

This is how it is going to look like

Place a big glue dot in the middle of your circle

and simply push with your fingers the paper to the inside, closing the circle

Now you can start to embellish your element. I used Paper Glaze and added it just around the outside of the "flower"

I sprinkled generously glitter over it

shake excess off
finish your embellishment off with buttons, prima flowers or as on my card seen on Pretty Cards with a circular sentiment stamped and cut out with punches.
add a generous amount of sticky tape to the back so it will hold in place and you can use this to add the element to your craft.
This flower is a wonderful idea to add also to 3 D - projects as tins or boxes. Nothing super new.. but something to try this weekend????? I hope you like it!
My card for tomorrow is going to have an other embellishment using the Imaginice paper. Getting rid of all the scraps i have :-)
Have a good weekend


Anonymous said...

ein tolles Tutorial, ein wunderschönes Ergebnis. Danke Claudia.

ribenaruby said...

Thanks for sharing Claudia, wonderful tutorial!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Brilliant!!! Love this tutorial - I need to make some of these wonderful paper flowers!!

Rosette said...

Thank you Claudia, it's a fab tutorial, I'll try that someday :)

joey said...

Thanks for the tutorial Claudia, I may just give this a try yours looks fabulous. joey.x

doris said...

Danke Claudia... für das tolle Tutorial!

Ganz liebe Grüße

Glitter Monkey said...

What a great tutorial and amazing flower! Thanks for sharing. Lol Lynn ♥

Kit said...

fantastic tutorial will have to give this a go and I really want a scorpal its on my shopping list :)

Helene said...

Very nice

IL Cielo di Praga said...

fantastic flower...compliments!!!you are very very clever....kiss

Anonymous said...

Love, love , your tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Hugs, Christina

Tania said...

Thanks for the great tutorial I found a flower like this in a Stampin up Catalogue but the instructions werent clear for assembly. Your pictures and step by step instructions are a great help. Will be trying this this weekend. Thanks Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Wow YOU REALLY ARE AN ENABLER Claudia.(that is a very US word, LOL)
What a fabulous flower, I've never seen one like that before.
Wonderful, perfectly written tutorial and perfect pictures for a visual learner like me LOL!
Thanks for sharing your technique with us all my friend.
Carole x

Ruth said...

This is great ! I just love visiting your blog! there is an award for you on my blog, Ruth x

Regina Easter said...

i have been seeing these adorable flowers this..hugs

Bubbles said...

Fabulous tutorial Claudia thank you so much for sharing this with us. I think you will be seeing a lot of these pretty flower embellishments on creations now!! Going to have a go as soon as I get time!
JOanne x

Sandie said...

Great tutorial!! Thanks for sharing :)

Linda S. said...

Wow Claudia, I have not seen these flowers used as embellishments before. Or maybe I saw them, and just assumed that they were store bought. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. When you call for a "big" glue dot, what size, and color of box are you suggesting we use? Thanks again, Linda S. in NE

Karen said...

Thanks Claudia: Great idea, esp when needing a big embellishment to match with papers.

Elena said...

Thank you very much for your wonderful tutorial!

Anonymous said...

What a really fab tutorial Claudia!! TFS!! :)

craftaddict said...

What a lovely way to make a flower. Thank you for the tutorial, off to see more of them now.

Rosa K said...

Very nice!!!!

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