Flowers are really popular at the moment, especially hand-made ones whether made from cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon, fabric or anything else. I made some flowers last year for a swap - Felt Flowers and Paper Flowers - but wanted to explore some more and thought that it would be a perfect way to use some of the napkin decorated paper I made earlier in the week. I did warn you I hadn't finished with that creation, there will be more.
So here are today's handmade item - a double layer, shaped flower with a hint of colour from my home-made Glimmer Mist as well as some of the real stuff.
- I cut the individual petals from the napkin covered paper using my Cuttlebug - more on that tomorrow.
- I shaped each of the petals using only finger pressure to give them a 3-dimensional look.
- Punched a small hole in the end of each petal using my Crop-O-Dile.
- Threaded a brad through the holes then spread the two layers of petals about evenly.
- Spritzed the flower with some of my home-made Glimmer Mist as well as some of the real thing for a hint of colour.
- Dried and reshaped the petals using my heat tool.
My only change would be to spritz the petals individually for a more even coverage then thread through the brad to hold it all together. And less hassle not spritzing the sexy brad if it's not in the way either.