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Friday, 6 February 2009

Handmade Flower Tutorial - By Me!!!!

The kid are off and I have 2 editions today, cant get on with my cardmaking so was playing around and came up with this. Thought I'd share it with you as very easy to do. Excuse the quality of pictures, the lightings not very good in here.

I used 2 SU punches, 1" and 1 3/8".
Deckle Edge Scissors or similar
Small Scissors
Moulding mat or similar (pricking/mouse mat maybe)
Character Shaper or Embossing tool
Silicone Glue
Ink Pad to edge

Punch out the shapes and using a pair of Deckle Edged Scissors cut around the circles

I've edged with an Encore Ink Pad and cut little slits into the flower. Used a Character Shaper or Embossing Tool adding pressure and lifting the outside petals to take shape

Used silicone to glue the 2 pieces together

Added Gold Liquid Pearls to the centre but you can use any embellishment for this.
Finished by punching leaves out with the new L-Em Leaf punch from The Glitter Pot.

The flowers look a little flat in the picture but they do have more dimension in real life. I will use these on a card shortly and think I will make more handmade flowers in the future, great for colour co-ordinating on a project!
Would love to see what results you come up with, this really was trial and error and by no means a professional tutorial.
Let me know what you think!



Deb said...

fabulous tutorial Claire, I love your flowers!
Have a great day, Debx

Cathy said...

Fab flower - thanks for the tutorial. Don't have circle punches, but will have a go with my nesties.
Cathy xx

Riet said...

what a gorgeous flowers Claire.

hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

WOW! How cool!! Thanks for the really fab tutorial!! :)

Elaine ♥ said...

Thats lovely Claire, will have to give it a go, thanks for a fab tutorial :)

Elaine x

Poppy said...

looks like a very useful flower, thanks for sharing

Shazza said...

looks great Claire

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is fabulous Claire!
Great tutorial love this idea!
kim x

Wendy said...

Great tut Claire, great idea
Wendy x

Ali Watson said...

This is fabulous Claire thank you for sharing. What a fabulous tutorial. Dentist went fine just a polish not back for 6 months wooohoo.

Sparkle and Flourish said...

These are great flowers. Look really fab! I love the distressed edges! What is the leaf punch you have used?? Thanks for sharing!
Judy xx

Dicky said...

Hi Claire, Thank you for your compliment on my blog and of course I took a peak at yours. Your cards are wonderful and especially your colouring is lovely, great cards!!!

Chris said...

Love your flowers Claire and thank you for the great tutorial, the edging with deckle scissors is a brilliant idea and makes them look so realistic. Chris x

Gina said...

fab tutorial, they look so good :)
Gina xxx

Donna said...

Cor blimey Claire, this is brill, clever you :) Donna x

Kerryn said...

This is cool! I have a pair of scissors like that, I'll definitely be giving this a go! Thanks for sharing :).

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Oh this is fabulous Claire, I must experiment more. Thanks for inspiring me and I love it! Hugs, Nikki x

Donna said...

Wow, what a lovely flower you made Claire, very creative, love the colors on it as well, and a very good tutorial you've written on it too.

Betty J Schaub said...

WOWZA! Now why didn't I think of that? Awesome Tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

simplyfairies said...

Fabulous, how clever....

Unknown said...

Fantastic flowers and great tutorial, thank you Claire. Will definately try and have a go at these.

Joanne x

cats whiskers said...

Blogger is so slow tonight hun!!!! I nearly gave up, this is a great tutorial, I am impressed hun you are a women of hidden talents
Big Hugs Jacqui xx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh I love this idea. I will have to try it out myself. Thank you for the great tutorial and for sharing. Kim

Annie said...

great picture tutorial, thanks! I'll have a play and see what I come up with, especially as I'm always looking for matching flowers and can never find any! hugs, annie x

Unknown said...

Your flowers look wonderful! Thank you for the tutorial.

Hugs, Simone

craftyb said...

Hi Claire, well one part of your crafty brain is certainly working 'cos these flowers are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the deets with us all! bx

PS I giggled at your wee lament about how you used to be young and innocent...made me wonder was I ever either!! LOL bx

cleo said...

what a cute card. Your flowers are great!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Thank you for sharing such an awesome tutorial!!! I love to add flowers to my cards, so this is FABULOUS!!!! I do not have those punches, but I may be able to use my smaller circle Nesties. I'm gonna have to give it a try:o)


Unknown said...

This is Fabulous tutorial, Claire! and your flowers are STUNNING...I love it!!!!
Thank you for partage.
Hugs Mumur

margaret said...

Great tutorial Claire, may just have to try it out. xx

CraftyC said...

on my blog


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