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Monday, June 3, 2013

Technique Tuesday -- Frilly Flowers

Hi All! It is time again for Technique Tuesday at Sparkle N Sprinkle!  When I saw these flowers I had to know how to make them. They look so real! I hope you will enjoy learning to make these as much as I did.

Supplies needed:
  1. white coffee filters
  2. Distress stains
  3. brads
  4. flower dies
  5. heat tool
Use about 8 coffee filters and open them up flat. Use a flower die to cut out flowers from the filters. Eight layers went through my cuttlebug just fine. Use different sizes of flower dies using eight layers for each size. Poke a brad in the middle to hold the flower together.

Take the color of stain you want and start pouncing it onto the flower. The stain soaks through  all the layers pretty well. You can turn the flower over on the back side and pounce on some more stain to cover the layers better.  I also took a darker purple and pounced the edges of the flower.  I spritzed the flower some with water to blend the colors.

You can let the flower air dry or step up the drying time by heating it with your heat tool.

Now comes the patience part! LOL! Take each layer and pull it up to the middle of the flower and scrunch it tight. Keep doing this until all layers are scrunched.

I just love how frilly the flower is! As you can see I used 2 different sizes of flowers on my card.  Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:
  1. Goldenrod velvet glitter GM2006
  2. Fancy Butterflies 437
  3. French Writing 1222-178G


Shona Erlenborn said...

Ooooh. I'll be giving this a try for sure!

Anne Temple said...

Love this idea! Great card and those flowers do look real (and easy to do too).

Brenda said...

They're totally awesome!!! I've done some flowers with DP and spritzing, but these are much softer looking!

Sue said...

April, these flowers are beautiful and sound really easy to duplicate. Thanks for the tutorial and your card is beautiful, especially those lovely flowers.


Beverly Baxley said...

Such beauty from coffee filters. Well done, April.

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