Monday, April 26, 2010

Fabric flower

For my tip of the day over at Scrapbook Circle I shared how to make the fabric flower featured on this card:
Don't be afraid it's not as hard, I just like lots of pictures to do the talking for me.
First off you are going to need a couple of strips from your paper. I just hand cut down the outside of these two particular designs:
Next you are going to need to peel off the adhesive backing.
I decided that I would start with the back of my flower first. I looped my fabric, continuing....
always making sure that the front side is showing....
Until I had made a complete flower. I then hot glued the end and any other loose pieces together....
This is what my finished back looked like, remember this will be covered up. I still decided that I want the other side to be my front side so I turned it over.
Next, I took my "front" part of the flower and started to roll....
Once I did that twice I twisted the fabric until the front side was showing again, this gives the flower dimension and is TOTALLY up to you how many times you want too.....
I twisted and rolled and occasionally hot glued so that it wouldn't "let go" until I had a tail (are you liking my technical terms?).
I then glued the "tail" over the end of the flower.
I next glued the pink flower to the green, then adhered my pearl (I bought my pearl in the bead department at Walmart--they came on a strand 66 pieces for like $1.96). I then decided I wanted my back petals to be closer to my middle part of the flower so I glued those up.
What's fun about this flower is that you can make it into a hair clip too! I had so much that I made another using a spare piece of corduroy:
Total time to make this is roughly 10 minutes. Be patient with yourself and you will enjoy the fruit of your effort. Real quick Elizabeth Kartchner (the maker of this FABULOUS paper also did a tutorial on how to make a different kind of flower using this paper. You can watch it HERE.
Thanks for stopping by! Nothing really creative today just catching up on laundry and house cleaning from last week....ugh! :)

2 comments:

Lisa Andrews said...

I love how this turned out! You've been creating such beautiful cards!

BrookV22988 said...

Gold will not buy everything...................................................