I prefer to make Bags, Boxes and flowers rather than cards. I can loose myself with a bottle of Cosmic Shimmer Glue, card and paper, I just love it.
I hope you are all well and coping with the weather. What a day we had yesterday, stared out as though it would be good, it turned to rain with snow blowing through. The snow did not last thank goodness.
So!! talking of Flowers, a few of you asked about a Tutorial. I did one ages ago, I decided to take some photographs while I made some Roses for an up to date version. I have tried to do it so you can see how I make them and have a go yourselves. You do get a bit messy with the glue (well I do anyway) Hazel does not like making flowers, she has a real "thing" about sticky fingers.
Here we go:-
Get yourself a cuppa and a plate of cookies, there are lots and lots of pictures.
I use absolute minimum 160gsm any thinner and you are wasting your time. Plain or patterned paper, I often make flowers from left over scrapes of patterned paper. If I use thicker card I Spritz the card with water to soften the fibres.
I have used this Die today, the petals are already shaped.
Do this on all your flower pieces. On the 2 larger ones, once you have done the first part of the process ... turn them over and do this:-
Press very firmly in the centre, this is where you will sit the bud into.
Now to actually build your Rose:-
Should look like this:-
Put glue on the 2nd small flower piece the same way as the first. Pop your bud in the centre and press the leaves against the bud. Hold for a few seconds till the Glue takes.
I don`seem to have taken a photo of the second small piece being attached....Ooopps!!!
Anyway you have got it don`t you???
Do not worry of you have too much glue. Once the glue really dries the Roses go very firm, the more glue the firmer your Rose will be.
Now the final stage:-
Now you have a beautiful Rose to be very proud of................good for you.
As they say practice makes perfection. I have made thousands of these and I am still looking for perfection!!!
If you do not have the Die I have used. Try using SB Classic Circle or Blossom 5Dies.
If you use them you have to do this to form the petals.
Thank you for calling by and I do hope you understand all this. Please let me know if there is anything you don`t understand, I will try to sort it out.
Off to teach a Card Class
Thank you for calling by I really appreciate it
Till next time