Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Re-Run Watch Us Wednesday with Tammy

Here's an oldie but a goodie tutorial from our Re-Run Selection... Enjoy!

I love to make my own little embellishments and home decor projects.  I thought I would share one of the ways I make paper flowers to add to my projects. Today I mixed the Vintage Dictionary Pages with colored cardstock.

The Supplies you need include:
* Cardstock
* Blossom die or flower punch
* A Brad per flower

* Paper Piercer (not pictured)
* Water spritzer (if you use cardstock or a heavy weight paper)
Punch or die-cut your blossoms (about 6 to 8).  For a vintage touch, I inked the edges of mine.

If you use cardstock, you will need to spritz those pieces with water. This just helps break the fibers down a bit and make it softer to work with.

Next scrunch your blossoms into tiny balls as you see here.
Now carefully un-crumple them.
Stack each flower. With your paper piercer poke a hole in the center.
Add your brad, closing the back.
Take your top layer and smush upward to the center and repeat for each layer. 
It should start to look like this.
Once you have the flower scrunched upward. Starting at the bottom, start to pull back the bottom layers just a bit till you get just the flower look you are going for. These are easy peasy to make in no time.

This particular size I don't use on my cards, but embellish packages or home decor projects. The possibilities are endless.

1 comment:

  1. Very shabby-licious, Tammy! Thanks for sharing this with us all.
    Have a blessed week,


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