Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Handmade blooms tutorial /wedding Lo #2

Good sunny day fellow scrap addicts! Well I felt it wasn't "fair" to have done a wedding LO of Hubby's parents and not one of mine {plus I had ALOT of BG Capella left to use up! } ...so last night I created this LO of my parents on their wedding day almost 44 years ago! Mom had just turned 19 and Dad was 27. Mom is sitting in Dad's lap in this pic...my dad is NOT abnormally short haha ! I LOVE the little branch and pair of birds across the bottom of the photo. This was actually a cheap stencil that I found at Dollarama a few weeks ago ...I just thought it was adorable. I simply traced it out on chocolate chip cs from Stampin' Up , fussy cut it , painted it with 'Vintage Photo'Stickles and then added a glossy layer using the same medium from my last epoxy letter tutorial. I thought the two little birds was so appropriate for a wedding Lo..love birds maybe? But what I really wanted to show you was how I made those cute little flowers that are on the branch. Here's what you'll need : Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch
Ek Success 5 petal punch { it's about 3/4"}
Scraps of printed paper{I used both sides of BG 'Bravo' from Capella}
1/2 pearl sticky gems
Choc. chip Stampin'Up ink
White glue of choice
1}Punch hydrangea from the peach side of PP 2 times as you will need 2 of the larger size flowers.
2}Punch one of the 5 petal flower. I tried to make sure I punched a spot on the paper with dark areas in it for contrast.
3}Ink the edges of JUST the two larger hydrangea pieces . Fold the petals of 5 petal flower and the small hydrangea piece in toward the center to create a small bowl shape with these two layers.
4} glue the 2 larger hydrangea pieces together with a 1/2 turn so that all 8 petals are now showing
5] glue in first, the 5 petal flower and then add the smallest hydrangea piece on top of the 5 petal layer. Finish off with a 1/2 pearl in the center.
I found it helpful to 'fluff up' the layers of the top 2 flower pieces with the tip of my craft knife to help maintain a more 3D look to the flower. Allow to dry and use as desired. I thought they were the perfect little blossom to add to my love birds branch. Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!