Thursday, May 13, 2010

Handmade Flowers

I love flowers! I have seen so many tips, tricks and tutorials for handmade flowers, so when I saw this flower swap on 2 Peas in a Bucket, I jumped on it for the chance to try out some of the techniques I've seen. I also took some of the challenges that they were giving in the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...
1. Diecut Flower Power
8.Inking/Drawing on die cuts
10. Paper piecing (use the Layers function)

Now, here's how I made the flowers:
1. Pink- I crumpled a bunch of white paper doilies and sprayed with Glimmer Mist and Shimmerz of various pink shades, then waited until they were completely dry and smoothed them out carefully (they rip easily, so be careful!), and layered with a drop of hot glue in the center. Then, I took a wide pink satin ribbon (about 2 inches, I think), pinched it in half longways (did I just make up a word?), and secured the end of the ribbon to the center of the doily flower with a drop of hot glue. Then, just keep pinching, twisting, glueing, and wrapping around in a circle, until you are happy with the look of the flower. When you are finished, just tuck the end of the ribbon under the twisted ribbon flower.
2.Blue- I had already joined this swap when Lindsay (Lindsay's Stamp Stuff) debuted her 3-d Flowers Svg Set, and I was SO excited, because I knew that it would be perfect to try for this swap. Instructions for assembling the flower are included with the purchase of the set. Before I assembled the flowers, I inked the edges with a light blue Bic Markit, then painted the flowers with Angel Wings Shimmerz. After they were dry, I assembled the flowers, shaped the petals with my fingers, and then put a drop of Martha Stewart Glue for glitter in the center of the flower, and sprinkled brown and black Doodlebug flocking.
3. Yellow- for these flowers, I cut out this awesome freebie svg file from Svg Cuts, inked the edges of each layer (with Copics and Bic Markits-I love using markers to ink the edges of intricate cuts, it makes it easier to get into the little curves), rubbed the center layer of the flower on a glue pad, sprinkled with glitter, then sprayed a clear acrylic sealer on the layer. I glued the layers together with a quick drying glue, and curved and shaped the petals and flower centers with my fingers, and did a fine line of yellow Stickles around the center of the daffodils.
4. Neutral (Black and Cream)-another one of Lindsay's Svg 3d Flower Files, I made these flowers with some yummy flocked paper by GCD Studios, shaped the petals with my fingers, and spritzed with Truffle and Treasured Hymn Shimmerz.
5.Green- First, I printed out a sheet of olive Uptown Houndstooth paper from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I cut circles out of kraft cardstock, and the leaves using Plantain Schoolbook, scalloped circles of the Uptown Houndstooth using the Storybook cartridge, and the smaller scalloped circle is a Martha Stewart punch, and I inked and assembled, and added a rhinestone to the center.
6. Red- I Love red poppies, so I attempted to make my own. I punched a 1 3/4 inch circle of dark brown cardstock, then attached LOTS of layers of punched red tissue paper scallop circles, and fluffed them out with my fingers. Then I punched a small scalloped circle out of the dark brown cardstock, then added dots of Martha Stewart glue for glitter, and dusted the centers with Martha Stewart Onyx and Brownstone glitter.

These flowers are so versatile-look for them in my upcoming projects, cards, scrapbook pages...I can't wait to use them!Thanks for spending some time with me-I hope the info on these flowers was helpful for you! Now, hop over to Lindsay's blog, and the other designers, they always have some crafty goodness to inspire you!
Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cheryl Gorka (DT Coordinator)
Cindi Hooks
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Leanne Garner
Lisa Jurecek
Margie Visnick (you are here!)
Melissa Craig
Micki Harper
Rebekah Doak
Rhonda Walker
Shannon Neparko
Tamara Bennett
Tracey Allen


  1. Wow! These are all awesome! You sure have been busy, I'm in awe of these fab embellishments!

  2. All I can say is WOW!!!! Prima has nothing on your flower making skills!

  3. GORGEOUS!!!! Those black and white (cream) ones are my favorite, but I love them all! These are just fabulous. Can't wait to see more of them in upcoming projects!

  4. Margie these flowers are STUNNING!!!! I think the roses are my favorites, but they are all just amazing!

  5. oh WOW! those flowers are gorgeous! I wanna come over to your craft room and play!

  6. wow! what a bunch of beautiful flowers!!!! great job

  7. Absolutely wonderful garden of flowers!! I love the roses! Wow!! I like the new look to your blog, too.

  8. Oh my goodness! These are fabulous! They would make great gifts for crafty friends too. I am going to book mark this post.

  9. These are all beautiful.
    I soooo love the pink and the red ones.

  10. Your flowers are GORGEOUS!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl:)

  11. OMG!!! Beautiful! I am in awe!!!!

  12. I'm so glad you joined in on the Fantabulous challenge this week. Love your beautiful flowers.

  13. Wow! These are all awesome! You sure have been busy, I'm so glad you joined in on the Fantabulous challenge this week.

  14. Ohhhhh soooooo many gorgeous flowers, beautiful!!!!!

  15. Love all your flowers!!! You really rocked it!!!!

  16. Gorgeous favorite is the red poppy...just beautiful! :)

  17. Holly Shinolly!!!
    Those flowers are by far the most beautiful I have seen. I was going to try to make some of these, but now I think mine will look, well... not so good. JK I will still try. They just might not get posted.
    Thanks for playing on our crawl.


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