Tuesday, September 21, 2010

simple open face stamp flowers

I really like these little flowers that I used on both my Grandparents Lo and on the leftover cards that I made yesterday. They're super easy to make and I like them because they have a bit of a 3D effect to them yet aren't as bulky as some of the flowers we've all been making lately...speaking of bulky flowers, has anyone come up with a good way to store these LOs??? but I digress... These little guys are super easy to make! You'll need:
1}an open style flower design stamp{ mine is Autumn leaves brand but any open one will do}
2) ink of choice
3} emboss powder { I used clear as I wanted my brown ink to show}
4} heat gun
5} scissors, small hole punch, a bamboo skewer/sm paint brush
6} stickles in your choice of colour

Ok , stamp flower on scraps of pp in ink of choice , sprinkle with emboss powder and heat set . Allow to cool and then cut out close to edge of stamped pattern . You could omit the emboss /heat step if you want but I like the raised image and the little bit of sparkle that the emboss powder gives it.
Next cup the flower in the palm of your hand and using something round { I used my Basic Grey rub on tool }rub in the center of the flower to create a cupped shape.
Now using your skewer/paint brush handle or similiar round stick , gently roll back the individual flower peatals.
Next I punched a small circle in a corresponding paper pattern with a regular office hole punch and glued this in the center of the flower down in the cup portion. I then applied a thin bead of stickles around the edge of this small center circle . Set aside to dry . Use a pop dot to attach to your project so that it lifts to accomodate the petal curls ...and that's it . You could, of course , also decorate the flower center with just stickles or a gem of your choice. Thanks so much for popping by!


  1. Michele, What a Beautiful lo!!! I love the flowers!! Thanks for the tut!! i really like the stamp you used!!!! Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Gorgeous LO love all those flowers and the swirls The browns and blues go so well together.Thanks for sharing the flower tutorial. I agree the thick ones are hard to fit in albums and to mail them on cards forget about that.

  3. Great tutorial Michelle!!!I have alot of flower stamps and never thought to do this.I am gonna give this a try!!

  4. Those flowers are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love your design Michelle...and thanks so much for sharing the flower tutorial. Your so talented!!

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  7. This flower tutorial is fantastic, Michelle! Thanks for sharing :) The flowers on your lo's always are sooo beautiful!

  8. Michelle, loved the flower tutorial. I am so going to give them a try......

  9. Awesome tutorial!!...and your lo came out beautiful!!...loving the neutral tones!!

    ~Gabi xx

  10. Thanks for the flower tutorial Michelle, you included a lot of tips that I'd never thought of! Appreciate it and can't wait to try this out!!!