Tuesday, March 18, 2014

AMAZING FLOWER TECHNIQUE!!!

I found a new technique for making flowers and buttons and I absolutely ~L~O~V~E~ them!!! 
This is my FIRST flower and my FIRST button. 
I cut the flowers out of an old Precious Moments magazine that I had.   If you want to mail your flower on a card then I'd use heavier paper, but this worked pretty well and I will save the card for someone that I don't have to mail it to.  If I'm giving a gift to someone then I usually just stick my card in the bag and omit an envelope.  I figure they're going to throw the envelope away anyway, so why waste one.  
I just happened to have some background paper that matched the flower (I didn't plan it this way.) and I colored the button to match.  I also outlined the flowers on the background paper in black so as to match the flower a little better.  The background paper was in a 12 x 12 pack from Michaels.  I'm sorry, but I don't keep the names of all my papers...I'd have to have another file just for that!

HAND MADE BUTTON TECHNIQUE:
After making the flower, I thought I'd attempt to make a home-made button.  I was very pleasantly pleased with how it turned out and now I am VERY EXCITED because now I can always have a button that matches anything I want to put one on.  (P. S. These are made out of cardboard, so you cannot put them on your clothes.  LOL!)
I hand cut the leaves, inked the edges with black ink and then ran them through my crimper, and then added them to the flower.  (Once I hand cut a leaf I am pleased with I save it and use it as a template for the next time.  You can make many leaf templates and have them on hand for future use.)
This was sooooo much fun and I hope you all give it a try!
I found the idea on a web site called Jennibellie Studio and here is the address where you'll find how to make the flowers and the buttons:
http://jennibelliestudio.blogspot.com/2012/10/recycled-flower-tutorial.html

4 comments:

  1. hi cindy .. cant seem to find the flower video ... please can you let me know what I am doing wrong ... have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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    1. Here's the link Sandy...I think you just missed it...Hope you have lots of fun with this...I just love this technique!
      http://jennibelliestudio.blogspot.com/2012/10/recycled-flower-tutorial.html

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  2. Beautiful card!

    BTW..CL is for cherry lynn dies!

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    1. Oh, thank you sooooo much Laurie for stopping by and answering my inquiry. and thank you for the nice comment too. :)

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