I’m doing a little diversion today. Instead of a card, I decided to do a little tutorial on how to make paper flowers. I got this kit from Stampin’ Up! and was able to make some cool flowers, so I thought I would share. I actually learned this technique about a year ago – the flowers come out very stiff and permanent by using water. Ever since then, I’ve had dreams of doing an entire garland of flowers for table decor, but you know how it goes – there’s never enough time!! I really love making these flowers – you can be creative and make each one different. Two of the flowers in the picture are made with cupcake liners, believe it or not!
Because I spoke during recording and didn’t do a voice over, I had to wait until the kids were at school to do the video (otherwise you would inevitably hear “MOOOOOOOMMMM!!” from the other side of the house). There are times in the video when you can hear my older dog snoring – she’s so funny.
Anyway, hope you like the video. It’s a little longer than I typically post – hopefully you don’t get bored. The last flower I create in the video uses just a scallop circle punch. After I stopped the video I added some Faber Castell White Marker to the edge (you can see it in the photo above). I kept calling it a “gel pen” in the video, but it’s not really a gel pen – it’s more like a paint pen.
Back to cards next week!!
Note: If you are reading this post in an email, you’ll need to click on the post title above (“Wednesday’s Card”) to go to my blog and play the video.
- Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo
- Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Big Brush Pen, White
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
- Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
- ColorBox Pigment Inkpad-Frost White
- Stampin’ Up! 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (dark pink one in the photo above)
- Stampin’ Up! 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (yellow one in the photo above)