Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tissue Paper Flowers

Hello! I want to share with you today, this card that I made while away at the scrapbook weekend I recently went to. I am obsessed with putting flowers on things, and came up with this tissue paper one. I had a lot of fun making it, and in the following pictures, I will explain the process that I went through.
The supplies that you will need are:
1 sheet of regular tissue paper {that you use for gift wrapping}
a 2 1/4 inch scalloped punch {my punches are EK Success}
a 2 inch scalloped punch
a paper piercer
a brad
some sort of misting spray
and a craft sheet {mine is a Ranger one}
 1. First you want to accordion fold your piece of tissue paper. I made my folds about 2 1/2 inches wide.
 2. Then you want to fold over an end of the accordion folded tissue inwards about 2 1/2 inches.
 3. I then slid the tissue paper into my punch and punched it. When I was through with the bigger punch, I cut off the end and folded it over again in order to punch out the scallops with the smaller punch.
 4. When I was finished punching, I laid the smaller scallops on top of the larger ones making sure that they were somewhat centered.
 5. I then pierced the center of the scallops and secured them with a brad.
 6. Next I took a few of the scallops at a time and scrunched them up into the middle until they were all scrunched. {Do you like my technical terminology there ;)}
 7. I then sprayed it once or twice while it was all balled together yet, then I slowly and carefully unscrunched a few of the scallops at a time and remisted the still white areas until I got back to the middle.
 Here it is while it was still wet.
And here it is after it was dry. I did take my heat gun to it in order to speed up the drying time. You do need to be careful while it is still wet, because it will smoosh together and end up not looking so pretty.

If any of you have any questions, let me know and I will be happy to answer them. Hope you enjoyed!!!

Card Recipe
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye Stella Rose collection.
Stamp: Market Street Stamps {Celebrate Cake}
Twine: The Twinery
Tape: 7 Gypsies
Cabochon: self made
Border Punch: Martha Stewart {Swirly Lace}
Scalloped Punches: EK Success

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