Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A tutorial to kick things off!

I've had some people ask me about the flowers I used on my altered composition notebook made for a secret sister swap over at scrapbook.com so I wanted to share a tutorial on these little favorites of mine.

Things you will need:
  • -Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die
  • -heavier weight Patterend paper or cardstock
  • -Tim Holtz Damask Texture Fade
  • -Brads, crystals or bling for the centers
  • -Distress Inks
  • -Adhesive of your choice
  • -stylus or something similar
  • -fine tip scissors

Start by cutting out your flowers from your cardstock.

  • For large flowers cut 2-3 medium and 1-2 small flowers
  • For small flowers cut 2-3 small flowers
Ink the edges of all flowers using distressed ink

Run your inked flowers through your embossing machine using the folder of your choice. Re-ink some of the edges and the embossing to give the flowers a bit of dimension.

Using a stylus begin rolling the petals, hold the stylus in the middle of a petal and roll the two edges up to create a valley. Then roll each edge down a bit to give it a psuedo 'M' shape. Bend the petals up towards the center of the flower. Do this to all flowers. *Be careful when bending the petals as the embossing can cause the paper to tear

Stack the medium flowers on top of each other off-setting the petals adhering as you go. Do the same with the small flowers and glue your centers. Re-fluff any petals, here is a photo of a finished flower!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Congrats on your blog Annie! Beautiful flower and great tut!

  2. Wonderful blog! Great job starting it with a tutorial! Love those flowers...now I have to try them...your way!

  3. Fabulous job on your blog! Looks amazing!

  4. Wonderful blog! And fabulous tutorial on the flowers! All the best!!!

  5. awesome tutorial! Must try it soon! TFS! :)