Monday, June 4, 2012

A little tutorial for you!

I got this from watching a you tube video, from Cheery Lyn Designs, that was possibly a little longer than you might want to watch so just summing it up quickly here for you. How to make a real easy rose. And if you happen to have several different sizes of the EK Success, Retro flower punch you can make these in short order! The trick is getting your hands on some heavier mulberry paper.

This is the punch I used for this one. This is a very small punch! But the flower is so cute!

Punch out 6 flowers, then punch a hole in the center of each piece to allow you to put a brad inside.  Shape them by using your petal roller or the end of a large brush! Most of you already know how to do this I am sure. Take the first flower and put the brad down through the top of the flower. Pull the first petal towards the brad then glue the second petal to the first one,  continue doing that with the remaining petals, turning it as you go but also keeping it nice and tight as this will be the center of your flower and you won't see the brad. Put on the next flower and place the petals off set from the first one above it put a little dab of your favorite glue to hold it in place and keep doing this until you have used all your punched out flower's. Let the glue dry and it is ready to be used. This is how the finished flower looks......

There you go! Have fun and if you have any other sizes of this punch try that one too! Keep in mind that it works the best with a 5 petal punch. How do I know that? Cause I tried a 6 petalled one. That just ended up being an exercise in frustration!!!! Maybe it was the shape of the petals but it didn't work as nicely as this one did.
Have a great day y'all!!!

Ummm a little x-rated maybe?

This card is made from a previous STOM from our local Creative Accents. It is called Desert Critter's Gang from And I made this card for my very sick brother in law. One of his ways of referring to someone is "buddie" hence the sentiment from the little gecko hanging on the screen door! The flourish is one from Cheery Lynn Designs. Colored with copics. Need I keep saying that I wonder! lol The paper is Basic Grey.