Monday 5 April 2010

How I Made My Flower Step by Step

I got asked how I made the flower on my last post and thought I'd do a step by step tutorial. First off let me say that this is really just a scaled down version of the flower demonstrated on the StampARTic blog last year so it's not my own invention.

You'll need three sizes of punch, some ink, a small brad and something to dampen the flower. I used Glimmer mist cost I like my shimmer and shine but you can use water. You need to use a decent weight paper that won't tear too easily when damp, I actually used an envelope that had got a bit creased in my overstuffed box of envies.Punch two large and one each small and medium flowers and ink them on both sides.
Use the brad to assemble the flower and then spritz it. You want all the petals to be damp. I usually hold it in my hand and give three of four spritz and then mop up the excess with the back of the flower to ensure the back petals aren't left dry.
Scrunch up the damp flower then open it out again and GENTLY shape the petals with your fingers. You can leave it to dry naturally or if you're impatient like me you can dry it with a heat gun. You can continue to tweak the shape of the petals once it is dry again.

You can see that I lost a petal at the damp stage on the first flower but I still used it on my card and don't think it's that obvious. The embossed panel was first coloured using the same inkpads as on the flowers then I went a bit mad with the stickles - even covered the brads! Anyway hope you found that useful. If you have a go leave me a message so I can come and have a look.


Tammi said...

They are such elegant and pretty flowers, thanks for sharing! Beautiful card Julie!

amanda stokes said...

Hi Julie!
These flowers are gorgeous!Thanks for sharing how you make them.I'll have to it a go!Can i ask where to get glimmer mist from i really want some lol
Hugs Amanda xx

Suzie Q said...

Hi Julie,
Your flowers are beautiful i love the colours you have used
thanks for the great tut
Happy Easter
Suzie Qx

Vee said...

Gorgeous flowers Julie and a beautiful card. If you would like to pop over to my blog I have left an award for you.
xx Vee

Samantha Mellor said...

Hi Julie,

Thanks for sharing...your blog is full of lovely creations. I need to follow you.Hugs SamX

mckinkle said...

Such a fab tut Julie, thank you! Your work is always stunning so its great to get such a great way to emulate your gorgeous flowers.

Keryn x

dolcreations said...

Your the best julie! Thank-you for sharing how you do those gorgeous flowers! I am going to try it! I hope it works! They not be as good as yours...would you like to come over and play!!!!!

Sue said...

these look fabulous,thanks for the fabby tutorial:)


Britt-Inger said...

Wonderful flowers you have made. I also try to make some flowers or create new ones, of them I have. Flowers are so expensive to buy.
The card was wonderful.
Hugs, Britt-Inger

Dotty Jo said...

Julie, these are just stunning - and as always your colour choice is so pretty and feminine. I don't have any larger flower punches and have been thinking about getting some for ages... I want them even more now!!! Thanks for the inspiration, Jo x

cats whiskers said...

These flowers are just so classy Julie thanks for the Tut I can see me making lots of these dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Anonymous said...

Hi jULIE Your flowers are gorgeous..fab Tutorial TFS:)x

Sarpreet said...

Such a gorgeous card, thank you for the tutorial on making your own flowers - appreciate it!

pickle said...

Thanks for the fabulous Tut
Kerry x

Anonymous said...

Thnaks Julie, those are gorgeous!

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Julie and your flower tutorial is wonderful, they're so pretty. Chris x


Wow Julie, I absolutely love this card - those flowers are just fabulous, and the peachy shades are perfection. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
Sylvia x

Rosietoes said...

Julie I just love your flowers. Thank you for the tut.
I adore the gently colours you have used on this card - so beautifully understated.
Edna x

Donna said...

WOW these are gorgeous and so versatile and can imagine a lot cheaper to make than buying never ending packs of flowers. Which punches have you used here I can see an investment coming up

Jennifer said...

Really clever! They look great xx Jenny xx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous flowers and brill tutorial too :-) I need some more punches now ,,,,,, :-)

Lols x x x


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