The Little Things
Monday, April 26, 2010
I've been seeing these gorgeous handmade flowers all over blogland, but still hadn't given it a shot myself. I've watched a few different tutorials on these, and probably took a bit from all of them, since I just winged it. To start I punched 3 flowers from the orange paper in Le Petit Oiseau using the SU! large flower punch. I freehand cut a couple leaves out of the green paper, then lightly sponged the edges with Crushed Olive distress ink for a little depth. The flower is crimped and folded and layered until I achieved the look I wanted from each petal, then I stuck a Maya Road black pearl stick pin through the center. I wanted a little more distressing, so I painted the petals with some Rock Candy crackle paint and let it dry. I also punched two 1/8" circle punches in the top flap of the box and weaved the stick pin through those holes to secure it. I finished off by punching a small circle in the sentiment tag, then tying it around the flower with some black burlap string.
Okay, that's it for today! Hope you have a fabulously creative day!
What's In It?
Stamps: Relax (Verve)
Paper: Le Petit Oiseau digital papers (Sugarplum Paperie), Black cardstock
Ink: Black Soot, Crushed Curry, Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Tapered box Template (Kelligh Ratzlaff Designs), beaded hat pin (Maya Road), Journal Plate & Brackets label punch (EK Success), burlap string, ribbon, Rock Candy crackle paint (Ranger)
Posted by Julee (Vervegirl) at 8:31 AM