Monday 15 November 2010

a flower tutorial by nic.

good evening all.dt member nic here with another tutorial for you.this time i am going to show you how to make this little flower below.quite a few step by step piccys so i hope you get to the end :D so here is the finished flower and below is how i made it.
1.for my flower i have used my blossom nestabilities but you could adapt this to a punch or other nestability shape.

2.i have used the 2nd and 3rd sized dies from the middle and cut each size out 3 times with scrap cream card.

2.i have then chosen 2 distress inks, i have chosen fired brick and spiced can use as many colours as you like, your choice.

4.i have used a heatproof mat or you could use a heatproof glass board and i have randomly dabbed my inks over the sheet. you need to spray a little water over your inks like this. you can leave it as it was or you can swirl the colours together like i have here.rubber gloves are optional :D your die cut flowers into the ink and cover on both sides.

8.whilst still wet with the ink scrunch your flowers up. they are all scrunched up.

10.gently unfold and dry each one with a heatgun. i am going to spray them all with a mica spray, i have used a pearl one.again totally your choice what you use. they are all sprayed.

13.again dry with them with your heatgun.

14.once they are dry, carefully tear down between each petal quite far down but not right to the centre.

15.scrunch them up again, poor flowers :D

16.gently unscrunch and then layer them up, starting with your 3 largest and then the 3 smaller ones.i use silicone glue to layer mine as it gives you a little time to play around but any adhesive or a brad will do the job too.

17.and here is the finished result.i have popped it onto the ink pad so you can see how big they are.i have used a pearl centre for mine.
you can really let your imagination go wild when making could emboss your flowers with embossing folders or stamp onto them.the possibilities are endless.
i hope you found this tutorial helpfull in some way and thanks so much for popping by :D
luv nic aka coops.xxxx


Mau xx said...

Brilliant Coops! the best I have done is a heart shaped punched
You are so talented, thanks for showing us how xx
Mau xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

ooo how lovely ... thank you so much for your very clear and easy to follow tutorial ... will have a go ... have not got a nestie but will have to compromise ... happy crafting Sandy xx

kay said...

fabby tutorial nic,x

tilly said...

Thank you coopsy, going to have a go, all your instructions are very clear---- even to me lol
Tilly x

Delphine said...

What a fab tutorial, Nic! Thank you for sharing! All very clear and the result is gorgeous! Hugs Delphine xx

MagsB said...

Thanks, this is such a good tutorial, so clear. (And the flower looks fab on the card on your blog!)

luv, Mags x

Lizzy said...

Fabby tut hun ...luv how you make it look sooooo easy, pity mine dont turn out as good,lol ~ thanks for sharing :D

xx lizzy xx :)

Jackie said...

Beautiful flower, thank you for the detailed tutorial :o)
Jackie xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Brillant thank you for showing how to do the flowers thank you Margaret

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Hi Nic thanks for sharing your fab tutorial. Sarahxx

Unknown said...

ive always wanted to know how people gets those fab flowers they have on their cards, thanks Nic, not all i have to do is get the dies, some inks heatproof mat and some mica mist :D

Jenny :)

Sarpreet said...

Thank you for the fab tutorial nic and taking the time

The Craft Bucket said...

Fab tutorial, thank you. Jane x

Robin said...

really cool flower!! Thanks for the tut! Robin