Thursday, February 2, 2012

Paper Flowers

I learned how to make these adorable paper flowers from Louise, my Stampin Up Demonstrator.  She’s fabulous!  Thanks Louise!!
Start by punching out some flowers from cardstock.  I used 2 different sizes of scalloped punches from Stampin Up.  Each in 2 different colors. 
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Then you need to get your flowers wet.  You can either spray them with a spray bottle or you can use a wet hand towel and soak them up.  I did not have a spray bottle so I used the towel.  You want them wet enough that you can scrunch them all up without them ripping. 
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Then open them up and layer them.  To add the brad in the center it’s easiest if you punch a small hole through all the layers, a Crop-a-Dial works really well for that.  Then put your brad in and scrunch up all the petals how you would like them.  When it dries it will keep the shape! 
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So I thought, well, I don’t have a squirt bottle, but I do have some Glimmer Mist and some Smooch spray.  So I thought I’d try that as my means to get my flowers wet.  It does work but it’s a little more messy since you have to handle the flowers while they are wet. 
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And then I thought, why not try another flower shape!!
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The end result does work but it just doesn’t look quite as good as the scalloped flowers.

4 comments:

Andrea said...

Too cool! I have tried those once and they are awesome, but don't work as well in a scrapbook because they can be so raised. Would be great for cards!

Beth Hallgren said...

So cute Becky! What color are your hands now :}

kelsterjean said...

Wow gorgeous! I love how you tried all the shapes. I also do a alot with my Glimmer Mist and it gets all over my hands...and paint!

Cassie said...

What a fabulous tip! I am so going to have to make these! I nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. Check out my blog for the details! http://allsmilesandsunshine.blogspot.com/2012/02/liebster-blog-award.html