Friday, March 18, 2011

Layered Flower Tutorial

I have been using these layered flowers a lot lately, these are extremely easy to make.
To make something like this you will need:
  1. 3 die-cut/punched/hand-cut white scalloped flowers using heavy weight cardstock. They should be of 3 different sizes.
  2. Red ink (any kind is ok).
  3. Ink Dauber/make-up sponge.
  4. Any script/word background stamp (I have used Hero Arts Friend Definition stamp).
  5. Black archival dye ink.
  6. Perfect pearls (I've used bronze perfect pearls).
  7. Mini Mister.
  8. 3 half cut pearls for the flower center (buttons will also do).
1. Take the flowers and distressed them using an ink dauber/make-up sponge with red pigment ink. This is how they look after distressing. It doesn't have to be perfect as you can see I haven't done a very good job :P. Distress on both sides of the flowers as we are going to curl up the petals so the other side will also be partially visible.
 
 2. Stamp with your background stamp using black archival ink on one side of all the flowers. Let it dry or heat set it with a heat gun.
 3. Generously spray perfect pearls mixed with water on the flowers. Let it dry or heat set it with a heat gun.
 4. After they are completely dry curl the petals inwards. I've used the end of a paint brush.
 5. Now place the medium sized flower inside the biggest one such that the center of the petals of the smaller flower lie between 2 petals of the larger flower. Repeat this for the smallest flower.
 
6. Staple the layered flower together. Spray some more perfect pearls if you want some more glitter. Adhere 3 half cut pearls to the center making sure that the staple is hidden under them....and your flower is ready.
 



21 comments:

  1. Thanks sooo much for the tutorials!!! this is really.. really AWESOME!! :)

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  2. thanks so so much for this tute Juhi... beautiful flowers adorning yr projects...

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  3. Love those flowers and thanks for a super tutorial..it looks so easy when you show it!! Drop by my blog for some surprise!

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  4. Lovely flowers and now we can try and make some too. I bet the perfect pearls add a lot of shine to the flowers that the camera cant capture. Thanks much for the tutorial.

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  5. This looks nice and easy.. I wanna try it out now in a card now..:-).. Thanks for sharing..

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  6. This is great Juhi! Tks so much for the tutorial! Such a lovely technique. Way to go! :)

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  7. Thanks for the tutorial! Your flowers are gorgeous!!! I also love your roughed-up, bumpy background. I just love your style.

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  8. Thank you so much juhi for this awesome tutorial...

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  9. Thank you so much for the tutorial ...its truly awesome and I am bookmarking this page .
    I do not have most of the things but I am going to get all of them and try this out for sure

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  10. thanks juhi, Now I know the secret!

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  11. wowie .. I learnt something today .. smthing different from usually leaving a comment ;)

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  12. thanks juhi! sharing with us. this is awesome !

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  13. excellent tutorial - thanks!

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  14. i just love ur cards

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  15. FROM- SONELL MALIK HARYANA
    DIDI I AM A CLASS 8 GIRL AND YOUR BLOG IS THE ONLY SPOT I CAN LOOK UP FOR CARDS FOR MY PARENTS

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  16. THANKS AN AWFULL LOT
    SONELL

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  17. these are SOOO cute!! the only thing i'd like to know is if you HAVE to use perfect pearls or whatever, because i have none and i'm broke..... PLEASE HELP ME!!!

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  18. P.s. I LOOOOVEEE your cards. i hope to someday be as talented of a crafter as you. :D

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