Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lisa's Fabulous Flowers!

For her final week as CropStop Guest Designer,  Lisa shares one of her fabulous flower tutorials with us!  

For those of you that haven't heard, Lisa was one of only 4 winners in the Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Challenge on Tim's blog.  There were over 700 submissions for the challenge!  So, when we say Lisa's flowers are fabulous, we mean fabulous!

Let's get to the tutorial...

Step 1:  Die-cut the two smallest flowers from the Spellbinders Grand Peony Creations Set.  5 of the larger and 4 of the next one smaller.  I layered cone coffee filters 4 at a time and cut multiples.  You can use a thinner cardstock in place of the coffee filters.

 Step 2:  With your flowers on the Inkssentials Craft Mat, mist them lightly with water until damp.

Step 3:  Using Luminarte Twinkling H2Os, paint the flowers to give them a light coat of paint.

Stap 4:  With a coordinating spray color in a darker shade, spray a small puddle on your craft mat, pick some up on your paintbrush and touch just the edges of your petals.  The color will bleed slightly...this is what you want.

 Step 5:   Dry the flowers using your heat gun.

Step 6:  Using a stylus on an embossing mat (or rubber mouse pad), make the petals cup and curl using a circular motion around each individual petal.  Repeat this until all of your flowers are done.  You may have to use a smaller stylus on the smaller flowers.

 Step 7:  Layer your larger flowers, adhering them with glue, staggering the petals.  Then do the same with your smaller flowers.

 Step 8:  Scrunch them up a bit toward the center of the flower.  You can make many sizes to suit your need.

ZAP! Embossing Heat Tool can use these flowers on just about any project.  I decided to use them on 3 Artist Trading Cards that I created to use as gift tags.

I die-cut the ATCs using Tim Holtz  ATC and Corners Die.

Next, I embossed them with the Couture Creations Crazy Daisy Embossing Folder and lightly rubbed Ranger Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn over the surface and inked the edges.

I painted the die-cut corners with Ranger Distress Paint - Mowed Lawn and adhered them to the corners of the ATCs.

Using my Crop-a-dile, I punched a hole, set an eyelet and added Creative Expressions Magenta on Magenta Organdy Swirl Ribbon to each ATC.

The flowers were added along with some Martha Stewart punched leaves inked with Mowed Lawn Ink.

I printed the sentiments in Photoshop, cut them out, inked the edges and adhered them to the cards.

The butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly Punch, sprayed with Creative Imaginations Radiant Spray-Pink Grapefruit and adhered to the cards.

ATC Supplies
Couture Creations Crazy Daisy Embossing Folder
Creative Expressions Magenta on Magenta Organdy Swirl Ribbon
Creative Imaginations Radiant Spray - Pink Grapefruit
Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly Punch
Ranger Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn
Ranger Distress Paint - Mowed Lawn

I want to shout out a HUGE thank you to Vicki and CropStop for inviting me to guest design for March.  I had so much creative fun with all of the products they sent me to work with and I will continue to use CropStop as my one stop shopping store!  You must check out all of the new stock as CropStop is always adding to their inventory!!!

Thank you, Lisa, for all of the creative inspiration that you have shared with us during the month of March!

Visit the CropStop Store for your crafting needs.  Use our blog discount code, BLOG, for 10% off your total purchase over $30. 


Unknown said...

Beautiful flowers..thanks for the awesome tutorial :)

Vicki said...

Fabulous, amazing tutorial, Lisa! Thanks for sharing with us.