Friday, April 22, 2011

Flower Power Blog Hop -- ScrapbookPal.com



Welcome to another fun and inspiring Blog Hop with the ScrapbookPal.com Design Team!  Our theme this time around is Flower Power, and we've teamed up to bring you a whole bouquet of beautiful ideas.  If this is your first stop, make sure you head back to the ScrapbookPal blog so you can visit all the designers and find out how to win a Cricut cartridge of your choice! ScrapbookPal.com has a fantastic selection of tools for paper-crafters, and they are adding new things all the time.  They have great customer service, and shipping is always free on orders over $25 -- raise your hand if you HATE paying for shipping like I do!  Yay for free shipping!

Today I thought I'd show you a fun technique that creates a really show-stopping flower.  The best part about it is that it uses a basic scalloped circle, which you can find on a whole bunch of different cartridges!  I used Mini-Monograms, but you can use a scalloped circle or even a flower shape from anywhere.

This flower is made from tissue paper!  It's a great project to do with a mat that is on it's last legs, because you want one that is as un-sticky as possible (so that you'll be able to get the tissue paper off again).  Cut yourself a 12x12ish square of tissue paper and adhere it to your mat.  Then cut as many scalloped circles as you can fit on the page (either using the "auto-fill" feature on your Expression or setting it up that way on your Gypsy).

Now, the tissue paper will not cut super cleanly.  Don't stress out -- the flower shapes will punch out just fine once it's done cutting, and the feathery edges just add to the full-ness of the flower.  Once you're done cutting, layer all the circles together, not quite on center.  Punch a hole in the center and insert a brad.

Now comes the fun part!  Use Glimmer Mist to add some extra color and glitz to your flower.  Your first spray will only get the top layer and few edges, so let that dry for a minute and then scrunch the flower up a little bit.  Spray just a little, until you get the desired effect.  You'll get all sorts of different tints over the surface of the flower.  Let it dry, then fluff it up til it looks fabulous.  Now it's ready to be the star of your next card or scrapbook page!

Other elements: Label shape -- Storybook; "Miss You" -- Cindy Loo; Chalk Ink -- Cat's Eye chalk ink in Creamy Brown; Brad -- American Crafts, Lace -- Fancy Pants; Patterned Paper -- My Mind's Eye


Now, off to the rest of the Blog Hop with you!

ScrapbookPal Blog (http://scrapbookpal.blogspot.com/)
Amy Crockett (http://www.scrappingmommy.com/)
Tomi Ann Hill (http://tomiannie.blogspot.com/) <-- You are here!
Cheryl Walker (http://sweeetdesignsbycheryl.blogspot.com/) <-- This is your next stop!
Leah Cornelius(http://paperblossoms.blogspot.com/)
Jamie Cripps (http://jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com/)
Crystal Butler (http://crystalscraftycreations.blogspot.com/)
Tammy White (http://theeventqueen.blogspot.com/)
ScrapbookPal Blog (http://www.scrapbookpal.blogspot.com/)


Happy hopping!

38 comments:

Darla said...

Beautiful card, the yummy lace and pretty flower and ink distressing all work together perfectly!

jjabauer said...

I love that flower, I never thought to cut tissue paper with my Cricut.

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

Beautiful card, love the colors!

Dreama said...

Beautiful card and I LOVE that flower.

Kelly Massman said...

Your tissue flower is pretty! :-)

pocketofsun said...

Thanks for the great opportunity to win a Cricut cartridge & cute tissue flower!

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

Love the lace and the flower
Www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com

Beth said...

Great idea! I never thought of using tissue paper on my Cricut.

Bethany said...

Really pretty! The flower came out perfect!

Bethany Hardy

cyimbugbitten said...

Cute card...I love it! We've all got tissue paper on hand, but I never thought to use it for flowers. TFS!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten

chignon said...

I just love the flower, I can't wait to try it myself! now to get some glimmermist to glam it up :)

TheFishie said...

What a super idea! I have tons of mats on their last legs that I keep saying I'll clean and restick but, of course, never do. Thanks for sharing. Thefishiesrealm.blogspot.com

Angie A. said...

That is such a great flower...I have just the right old mat to us..I am going to give this a try for sure thanks for the great flower...

shersl84bed said...

Very cool,very pretty flower. Looks so delicate.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

AShu93 said...

Gorgeous flower! Such a great idea.

Carol said...

WOW beautiful flower, love the card. TFS

Melissa said...

So soft and pretty!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Ms_Dee said...

I have loads of tissue paper for making flowers...I love the effect......TFS......Beautiful card....I am already a follower....

scrappingjoy said...

I just love this hop. Your flower is awesome.

Sarah said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the flower directions!

Penny said...

Love your card and the flower is great. I am going to try this tissue paper craft.

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

hamptongal said...

I tried viewing your blog but nothing was showing. I will try again tomrrow.

Vickie
vickiebryn@yahoo.com

S said...

love that flower, will have to hunt down my tissue paper

Wilma Z said...

Love your card, the flower and the pretty lace.

Kiehn said...

the flower is amazing..pure lovelyness

Tina

Andrene said...

Beautiful flower and beautiful card. TFS!!!

GiGi said...

That is so cool! I have never used tissue paper for a flower and I love the look of it! TFS!
booger1 at tds.net

Lillian Child said...

Simply gorgeous! Love your creative style!

Kris said...

tissue paper! wow!

thanks for sharing
Kris

Sonia said...

It is one gorgeous card Tomi,,, like all the things you do... It is very easy to get inspired with your creations... HUGS...SK :)

joeygirl86 said...

Wow I love this! That flower is so pretty! Great job! :)

Lisa R. said...

Great soft card. love the flower. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Tere said...

gorgeous flower!!!

Clare D. said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Cathie in UT said...

Very clever technique with the tissue paper Tomi~
Love the pretty soft colors you chose
Happy Easter to you and your family

Renee said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity and ideas. What a great card. I love it..

Renee

Debra Peloso said...

I love the idea of using tissue paper for the flowers. Will be trying it out soon.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Great card, love the tissue flower!!