Saturday, September 29, 2012

Things with Wings & a mini tutorial

I also have a mini tutorial to go along with my card.
Today I'm going to show you how to make a handmade flower.
This is as much a lesson in materials as it is in how to make it.
My materials I've used were practically free.  The white tulle was purchased at JoAnn Fabrics from their scrap bin for less than a $1.  Both the pink and white felt are scraps and the white circles that I folded were free.  They came in a package I ordered as packing material.  Always be on the lookout for what you can use.  You never know where you might find something really useful.
My first step was to cut lots of flowers in several different sizes. I used a Spellbinders nested set for this. 
Next, I layered them folding some of the pieces to give the flower more dimension.
Once you know how you want it layered just glue the layers together.  I used a hot glue gun.
There are literally endless possibilities for flowers when you make them yourself.  You can match them to anything you're making and choose your own size.
My pretty Swallowtail and verse are from I Brake For Stamps.

1 comment:

Patti P. said...

Renee, how wonderful, love the different materials in your flower and that lace background is beautiful with it. Great tutorial, you are so good at these. Hope you are having a great weekend.