Thursday, March 22, 2012

Marianne Designs Craftables - Flower Tutorial

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I created this flower tutorial for Cardmaking Online, using a range of the products sent out in our design team packs.  Cardmaking Online is a leading Australian and International retailer of card making and paper craft supplies, with parchment craft being one of the specialities.  The Cardmaking Online Blog is new online and consists of designers from all aspects of card-making - including many I have never seen or heard of before.  Well worth popping over for a visit and 'seeing' for yourself what the design team have and will be creating.

The Kars Adhesive Jewells are some of the best quality 'bling' I have ever used - am very impressed and the shine off each is amazing!

***Please read through all instructions before commencing***
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Products Required:
Shimmer Paper
Kitchen Skewer
Martha Stewart - Frond Punch
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Sentiment Stamp

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1. Using the Marianne Design Craftables - CR1202, die-cut 3 of the largest flowers, and 2 small flowers from shimmer paper.  Cut 1 middle sized flower using A4 Glitter Card 'Old Pink'. Slightly cut with scissors into each petal of the large and medium flowers - *Please see photograph 3 and the top right hand side flower.  

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2. Using the kitchen skewer, roll the edges of the large flower petals upwards, and for the middle sized flower, the petals are rolled along the petal length. ***See Photograph 4***

3. The smallest flowers are shaped using the mouse mat, and embossing tool.  Place your flower onto the mouse mat, and gently roll the embossing tool around each petal shaping them.  Work your way into the centre so that the petal curls upwards. ***See Photograph 5 and 8***
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4. When all petals have been shaped, begin by assembling your flower using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Glue between each layer of petals you add.  The base of your flower should have 3 large flowers adhered one to the other. ***Please Note*** Stagger the petals apart, do not adhere petals one on top of the other. *** See photograph 6***

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5. Adhere your middle shaped flower into the flower base.  ***See photograph 7***
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6. Adhere both small petals together as in photograph 8.  Please remember to stagger your flower petals from the petals beneath.  This allows for a more realistic appearance.  Adhere your now adhered middle flowers to the already assembled flower base, add a bling piece from the Kars Adhesive Jewells 'Transparent Pink' to complete your flower.  See photograph 1 for finished flower.
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7. Using the Big Shot, die cut the Cheery Lynn Designs - Italian Flourish using the A4 Glitter Card 'Old Pink'. Adhere to card base using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Glue.  Assemble your flower, leaves/fronds, to your liking and add sentiment to complete.

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Adriana B said...

gorgeous flower Sandie, just love the glittery shiny petals :)

Teresa said...

Absolutely stunning flower & card Sandie xx

Carole said...

Lovely flower Sandie and great tutorial. Congrats on joining the Joanna Sheen Design Team. Carole xox

Lisa S. said...

Your flowers are always gorgeous and thanks for creating this insightful tutorial. Hopefully, I'll have some handcrafted flowers of my own to share soon, thanks to you. :-)