Saturday 10 April 2010

Pretty Vintage Paper Flower Posies.....

By: Colleen ~HappyLittleArt~

Hi Everybody!!! I'm very excited to post here for the first time!!!

I'd like to show you how to make these vintage paper flower posies...

I'm sure you've seen these paper posies around but I wanted to show you how I make them! While they take a little time to create, they are so worth the effort!!

To start...get your supplies ready, you'll need: Glitter and a color spray in a complementary color, scallop punch, vintage paper or print, glue, brads, flower centers and leaves....after're ready to go...

Start by punching out lots of scallops can use, sheet music, children's stories, dictionary pages...anything really...

Then spray your paper to give it a little color and sparkle and wait until dry!

Then put glue on the edges....I pierce mine and do several at a time....and spoon your yummy glitter over the glue!

Here is another look at the glue all glittered up....pretty huh?!

Then, stack 5 or more of your glittered circles on top of each other and stick a brad in the center....almost done.....

Now crumple each layer towards the center where the brad each layer individually....

Finally, add your decorative centers and leaves, if you want them...and viola...pretty paper posies for your projects!! You can make them in different colors to match your project too!! Fun, Fun, Fun!

Here is a completed flower on my card....

I hope you like my first ever tutorial! Thanks for taking a peek! For a complete list of supplies that I used, you can hop over to my BLOG or just stop by to say Hi!
Have a great day!!

Wednesday 7 April 2010

A Tent Card Tutorial

By Debbie Dolphin
Really you can use any size squares, but here I have used two 6x6'' and a 4x6''.
Using a scoreboard score the 4x6 every inch as shown. This will create the bottom of the card.
For the front panel I used my largest blossom nestie die to make the aperture,then cut again with a smaller blossom die.This is then to hang with a jump ring like so.
Carefully adhere to the previously prefolded card as in the picture to the front panel.I find it best to use doublesided tape for this. Then repeat for the back panel.
When both bottoms are attached to the prefolded base ,then attach at the top and it should look something like this.
I actually find it easier to decorate before I attach it together.
If you would like to see how I decorated mine and the stamps and inks I used please visit my BLOG.
Debbie Dolphin

Part 2 of tutorial: Promarkers on shrink plastic

Here is the second part of a 2 part tutorial I recently posted on my blog  and on Passion for Promarkers weekend workshop
You can find part 1 of this tutorial here
Digital image on Shrink plastic and coloured with Promarkers.

1. I have also printed the image directly on to Shrink plastic. Be careful when handling this though as the ink stays wet.

2. Colour in the image taking care not to touch the print as it will smudge. Your colouring with Promarkers doesn't have to be good here! Don't use very dark colours as the colours you use intensify when the image is shrunk. Punch a hole in the Shrink plastic if you wish to attach it to your project with a brad or to thread ribbon through.
3. Finally shrink it with a Heat gun. You now have a small "tile" to attach to your project

Love sarah XXX