Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Birthday card with fun flower tutorial!
I made this card for this week's sketch challenge over at 2 Sketches 4 You -- these colors are just scrumptious, aren't they? They make me want to eat sherbet!
This flower is such a fun, unexpected, TOTALLY simple touch. I did not come up with this one myself -- I saw it in an issue of CARDS magazine (The creator of the original project was Betsy Veldman.) I took these step-by-step pics of another card I created quite a while ago, and I thought some of you might enjoy a tutorial! The great thing about this technique is that you only have to be able to sew a relatively straight line. This is great if you have a lot of coordinating scraps from another project (this one is leftovers from my memory book and scrapbook pages about Carissa).
Step one: cut however many circles you want in varying sizes and colors or patterns.
Step 2: Adhere circles together -- apply adhesive only to centers
Step 3: Sew 3 or 4 intersecting lines through the center of the circles.
Step 4: Cut petals around the stitched lines. I did it freehand, but you could also draw the curves on first if that helped.
Step 5: Bend all the layers to create the layered petals.
Step 6: Chalk or ink the edges (I really like the cat's eye chalk inks) and add a button for the center. Voila!
Let me know if you have any questions!