Friday, 25 September 2009

Making Your Own Flowers


While visiting the StampARTic blog this week I found a tutorial for making these flowers and had to have a go. I'm really happy with the results which you can see on this card made for one of the ladies at church who hasn't been well for a while. The card and flowers have been inked using Old Rose and Burgundy versacolor cubes. The stamped flowers are by the Angel Company and are stamped in Blush Blossom and Mellow Moss SU inks. The sentiment is also by the Angel Company. My pearls have been coloured to match with Copics. The flowers were sprayed with pearl Glimmer Mist, not sure that really shows in the photos.




While we're on the subject of making paper flowers, a couple of people asked how the flower I made for Katy's box was done. (Hopefully you can click on the picture and it will take you to the post so you can see a bigger picture.) A friend of mine very kindly made a video of me making one which I thought I'd share with you. I don't claim to have invented it, I just played about with a couple of techniques I found online. I've used a much bigger punch to make the flower in the video so you have a chance of seeing what I'm doing but the principle is the same. Nor does it really matter if your punch has five petals or six. Once you have the idea you can play around with it to see what works. Hope you find it helpful, have a good weekend.









50 comments:

Andy said...

Your flowers are a big hit Julie, I love this card!! LG Andy

Tammi said...

Wow, Julie, your card is stunning! The flowers are gorgeous, will have to check that tutorial out...thanks for sharing yours, I will def. be trying it! ~Hugs

Helen said...

Beautiful card Julie!
I love your flowers...thanks for sharing the video! :0)
Helen x

Dolly said...

Absolutely breathtaking flowers thanks for the link to the tutorial at stamparctic. :)x

Elaine Stark said...

A stunning card. Your flowers are always outstanding. Thanks for sharing your tutorial it is so well put together and very helpful. Elaine

Steph said...

Wow that's gorgeous TFS x

Pam said...

These are beautiful Julie. I'll have to have a go. Pam

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful card and the flowers are absolutely stunning.
Great tut too, thanks for sharing.
Caroline xxx

Lily said...

Julie, Julie, you are an angel! I was very sad a while ago, as I lost the link of the DIY flowers, and I can't remember the blog's name. Now I found them from you blog. How wounderful is that, and not just one, two styles of handmade flowers. Yippe! Thanks for sharing and cheers to your friend as well!
Have a nice weekend,
Hugs,
Lily

Ruth said...

A truly beautiful card,the flowers are so classy looking.Thanks for the tutorial,it's very helpful, Ruth x

katy said...

Excellent tutorial Julie, I'll definately be giving this a go ! Thank you for sharing :) I love the flowers on your card...which is beautiful..is it a different punch you have used for this flower ? Have a lovely weekend xx

Christine said...

Beautiful flowers & card Julie many thanks for the tutorial..

hugs Christine xx

Julie said...

Wow - this is fab - your flowers are gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Juliexx

Sarita said...

OMW Julie, I had to pick myself up off the floor when I saw your beautiful flowers! Thank you so much for sharing the link, will definitely be giving these a go, and thank you for such wonderful inspiration,
Love Sarita xx

Nena said...

Thank you sharing your wonderful
creations through a video tutorial.
I am thrilled to have a chance to
learn from someone who makes such
exquisite cards~~~thank you!!

Rica said...

Hi Julie, I'm back - was here earlier but shot off on a link and ended up lost in cyber space.
This is such a beautiful card and your flower is sensational - what I want to know is why mine doesn't look like that. I also tried one using the Waterlily punch (think that's what it's called) - hmmm - different!!
Love the Stamparctic tuts. always have to rush straight back and try them. Haven't tried the tin flower yet though, haven't opened a tin yet lol.
hugs Heather xx

Vee said...

Wow Julie your card is stunning. Thanks so much for the tutorial for the flowers and the link.
xx Vee

jacque4u2c said...

This is just FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!! Just so elegant and stunning.

Elaine said...

beautiful!!!!!

Suzie Q said...

Hi Julie,
what can i say other than - you clever old thing!!! these flowers are stunning and that first piccie well it looks real!
thanks for showing us your video i will be definitely having a play when i get the time
have a great weekend
Suzie qx

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Julie.
I just love all the different flowers you make, they are so beautiful....your tutorial was fabulous...TFS.

Karen x

Terry Oulboub said...

My, those are positively beautiful! I love the card and the colors you chose - they are fantastic.

Sue said...

Wow, this is stunning. Love the flowers, must have a go at them.

Great tutorial from you, Julie. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

Wow Julie, your flower card is stunning! I love the soft colours and the embossed panels. I'm sure your friend at church will be uplifted by your thoughtful and beautiful card.
Hugs
Sandra x

Cass said...

Beautiful card Julie.those flowers are stunning.Love the colours.Thanks so much for the tutorial too.
Cass xxx

katy said...

Hope it's ok Julie, I've popped a link on DC for all to come and see your video xx

http://www.docrafts.co.uk/crafttalk/messageTree.aspx?id=3783400&s=1&name=Card%20Making

~ Ali ~ said...

This is a fabulous tutorial Julie, thank you for sharing.

Rosietoes said...

Smashing tutorial Julie and very inspiring. I've had a go today and I am very pleased with the results though I didn't have the same punches I managed to make a flower! :)
I've been recommending the tut to anyone who will listen. LOL
Edna x

Kristin said...

Those are simply gorgeous flowers Julie, and well done video! I think I could actually do one myself now! Could listen to your delightful accent all day too!

SusieLou said...

Wow, Julie! The flowers look amazing! Well done, and thanks for sharing the info! Susie x

Chris said...

An exquisite card Julie, those flowers are superb and I hope your beautiful card brought some comfort to your friend at Church. Your flower tutorial is brilliant, you've made it all look so clear and easy to do and well done to your friend on the excellent filming :). Looks like I have to get myself a quilling tool, it makes such a difference to the finished flower. Chris x

Anesha said...

Beautiful flower and great video. Anesha :-)

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous flowers.

Terrie B x said...

Hi jULIE:Your card is `stunning` TFS
You are the Best flower maker ever!!!TFS..:)Your video is `fantastic` TFS
(I tried to leave you comments the other day and my blogger wouldnt let me_)......
Have a lovely Day:)xxx

Kristin said...

I did your flower today Julie! What fun!! Thanks for the awesome video tutorial- I've linked my blog to your post!

Karin said...

can you use another tool for making the center of the flower too??

luv, karin

Mandy said...

Julie this is a stunning card. Thank you for the links to the tutorials
love Mandy xx

Kaz said...

Your card is just stunning (as always!) Thanks for sharing the tutorials....will definately be having a go at these gorgeous creations.
Kaz xx

dizzy di said...

Thank you so much for sharing this Julie - I must have a go at it!!!

GirlGeek101 said...

Thank you very much for the video:

1. I love your accent!
2. Your video was very clear and easy to follow
3. The textual tags are were cool too!

Thanks again!
Audrie

Jacqueline said...

Thank you so much for sharing Julie. Love the flowers and your video and explanation were so clear!

Jacqueline

gibmiss said...

This is stunning so pretty how do you do the peachy flowers they look different to the others stunning!!!!!
hugs
SYLVIE
X

Gill (scrappy gilly) said...

beautiful flowers and you make them look so easy, thank you for the tutorial love
Gill x
scrappy gilly on Docrafts x

shibuble said...

ooooooooooooooooooo this is DIVINE!!! Will definitely be giving them both a go. Thanks for being so kind and link us to the StampARTic website which instructs us for the first peachy (crumpled but beautifully) flower. I cannot wait to give it a go ... God bless you for sharing.

Bastelfeti said...

Wow Julie, thats Fantastisch.
Thank you verry mutch.

Greetings BAstelfeti

Viv said...

Well, that's my Leone Em books thrown out of the window!! You've turned a messy complicated operation into a dead easy one! you are a STAR!!!
Viv xx

Crafty Chris said...

Hi I have just bought the punch yesterday at the Belfast show, how fantastic is it that I found your blog, what great inspiration, now I know what I will do head off and make a flower, plus become a follower. Thanks Christine x

mckinkle said...

What a beautiful card! The colours are adorable and the effect is so elegant.
Keryn x

Kat said...

These flowers are wonderful Julie. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Kat x

XxJULESxX said...

wow Julie just stunning!!

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