Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Flower pictorial - MCT dies

Hey, it's hump day! Do you know what that means? It means we're over the hump of the week and rolling downhill toward the weekend, that's what that means! Also, it means garbage day at my house, but that's probably not as fun for you as it is for me! Hahaha!!

Someday I will get the hang of videos, but for today's post, here is the story in pictures. Several of you asked how I made the flowers from Emma's dies that I used on this card {below} and I promised I would do a tutorial. I hope this works for you!



These flowers are really easy to make. For this tutorial, I made one with the plain stitched circle die as well as one with the stitched scallop circle, like the one on the card. You can use cardstock or double sided pattern paper depending on the look you want. Please forgive the horrible picture quality - I was doing it one handed and with a new camera...and not very well evidently. LOL But here goes.

Step 1:
Start by cutting out your shape. If you don't have these, you can purchase them right now at My Creative Time for 10% off through Friday, the 24th, using coupon code GRANDOPENING!!


Step 2:
Starting anywhere on the circle or between one of the scallops on the other, cut the shape into a spiral.....

.....until you have a small circle tab at the end. This is the base you'll glue the flower to when you finish rolling.


Step 3:
I've done it backwards in the photo. And I didn't use double sided paper on purpose to show you not to do it this way. Hahaha!!! I fixed it after I took the pic, so the finished flower is the way I wanted it with the pattern showing. Sorry for any confusion!


Begin rolling the flower with the finished side on the INSIDE (not as I have shown here--this would be mostly all white if I hadn't rerolled it the opposite way afterward). It seems backwards, but you'll see what I mean once the flower is rolled and glued.

Here they are before gluing. Notice you see only the white on the scallop flower {right} before I rolled it the opposite way - with the pattern showing on the inside of the petals.


Step 4:
Gluing. It's impossible to see in this poor shot {again my apologies - I'll try to get a better angle next time and not so blurry} but at this point I have manipulated the flower the way I want it to look and added a dab of glue to the  tab at the end of the spiral.

Sort of 'cup' it around the bottom of the flower to hold it in place as the glue dries/cools.


Step 5:
Add leaves, and ink if you like, and your flower is done! You can take the added step of bending the petals outward with a tweezer or leave them as they are.

The circle flower I left alone, the scallop flower I bent the petals outward.


So there you have it. Very simple! If you have any questions let me know and I'll do my best to get back to you promptly. And if you are purchasing the dies today, remember to use your GRANDOPENING coupon code for 10% off your entire order!! Who doesn't love a sale, huh!? Happy shopping....and flower making!

11 comments:

  1. Wow those are so pretty, so many great uses for these dies!!
    Kristan

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  2. Such a gorgeous card:) Thanks for the tutorial on the flowers. Great idea for those who do not have the carts with the flowers on them:)TFS!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  3. YOU ROCK! Making flowers out of Emma's darling dies. They look TERRIFIC! Thanks for showing how you did it! Beautiful card too! WOW! Hugs- Glora

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  4. Thank you so much for the great tutorial, I am so going to have to try making some flowers:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's!
    Monica L.

    monita23@ca.rr.com

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  5. Beautiful Shar!!! What a clever, talented lady you are!!!! Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  6. OMG!Love it! Beautiful!!!
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks for the tutorial. I'll make some practice flowers. Your card is gorgeous.

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  8. Thank you for the tutorial. Now it makes perfect sense!

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  9. Shar ~ what A BEAUTIFUL card! WOW! Loving the colors and those flowers! The colors are so soft! You are so creative! THANK YOU for the tutorial too! I will take about 100 of them! hehehe! I said you my address!

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  10. Wow Shar!! thanks so much for sharing this!! Im definitly going to try this!
    Tracy

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  11. Great job on your flower instructions...I almost forgot that you also made a card. I love the bunny and how you layered the oval.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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Thanks for stopping by the studio. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments or email me directly. :) ♥ ~Shar

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