Wednesday, May 5

Wild Card Wednesday ~ May Flower Tutorial

Good Morning, Well, this is a bit of a looonnng post but I wanted to include my little flower tutorial...

Today over at Club Anya & Friends is a Wild Card Wednesday Challenge and this week the theme is May Flower's... I have used the fabulous sketch 62 from card patterns. I don't usually go for a circular card but enjoyed the challenge. I have used a circular lace punch for the card base and even got out my teenie tiny sewing machine to add a little detail. Fleur Anya has been coloured with copics and you can scroll down for a little tutorial on the flowers :)

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket; material girl;
Stamps: The Greeting Farm: Fleur Anya; Studio G: alphabet(thank you Tara);
Ink: Memento & archival: black; Copic: markers*; distress ink: antique linen; inkessential: white;
Dies: Sizzix: flower layers #5; Tim Holtz tattered florals; Cuttlebug: scalloped flower; PTI: bloom II; 
WRMK; circle cutter; Fiskars & dovecraft: border punches;
Other: sewing machine (I Know!!!) tracer; 3D foam;

*Skin: E000, 11, 13 & R20, eyes: G00, Hair: E51, 50 Outfit: Y32, 35, R20, 22, 24 for flowers and I didn't use my colourless Blender at all which must be a first!!!

Dimensional Flower Tutorial

I had so many requests for a tutorial on the flowers on my Fleur Anya card I thought I would share how I made them here today...

Cut patterned paper to cover the size of the flowers you are cutting. You might consider using double sided patterned paper or as I have done make a sandwich of papers using double sided adhesive sheet between.
I have cut two from Tim Holtz tattered florals and one(double sided pattern) from flower layers #5
Simply draw a pencil line following the scallops of the flower so they spiral to the centre.
Cut along this line... you really don't have to be accurate, just scallop as you go... the line is only a guide.
If your pencil line was a little heavy handed like mine, you can just rub it off...
So with tweezers, hold the outer edge and start to twist into the centre.
You need to wind it until you have reached the centre and the spiral is tight.
Now let go and allow the flower to rest and unravel ever so slightly.
Using your preferred glue (I used glossy accents) apply some onto the base,
Squeeze or hold the flower tight until the glue has adhered, then leave aside to dry (doesn't take long).
Now it's time to scrunch up the other flower layers, I use my knuckle to shape into the palm of my hand but you can use anything... really... just scrunch and screw it up.
Then adhere your layers with thin adhesive foam or your preferred glue.
You CAN use ANY flower shape you have, you could even use an outline flower stamp.
Then simply adhere dimensional flowers to your finished card...
Hope it inspires and you have great fun making some May flowers :)

On another note:...for those who asked, here are the copic colours I used for my Rockin Rebel card...  :)

* 'Thursday'
Skin: E000, 11, 13, Hair: RV21, 23, 34,  Outfit: C0, 2, 4, 6, 8, B91, 93  E40 and colourless Blender,
'CC Drummer'
Skin: E000, 11, 13, Hair: R39, 59, RV34 Outfit/drums: C0, 2, 4, 6, 8, R39, 59 and colourless Blender,

Thanks for stopping by today, have a fun creative day, HuGs Kim :)


RiNNE said...

So lovely! And you make it seem so easy! Thanks, Kim!

Marja Sch said...

What a wonderful card, and thanks for the lovely tutorial. Hugs Marja

Alice Wertz said...

your card is gorgeous! beautiful colors! thanks for the tutorial, too!

donna mikasa said...

This is a definite "must try"! I have a very old stamp using the same concept, together with a quilling tool to twist it. I love your addition of the large flower on the bottom! A great tutorial....thank you!

♥Rach♥ said...

Gorgeous Kim and wonderful tutorial! Love the beautiful color scheme :0)

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect and FUN Kim, I love making these flowers.

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Oh you crafty you! Thanks for the tutorial! This is just beautiful Kim! Hugs to you Dillon and Madeileigh (I think I spelled it wrong! LOL).

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [05 May 03:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

~amy~ said...

LOVE this Kim and thanks for the fabbie tut!!!

WickedPixie said...

Gorgeous card! I love the flowers - thanks for the tutorial! I have made a few of these with circles, but they look so much better when you start with a flower and i never thought of that! :-)Traci

whoistracy said...

Just adorable Kim! Love the tutorial, too. I'm going to have to try these sweet little flowers.

lizaveta said...

Wow! What a beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns)

dstandard said...

Your card is adorable - thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous!! I love the flowers you made, thank you for the tutorial, I am going to have a play later! :o)

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