Sunday, June 22, 2008

How to make your own flower embellishments

How about some links that show you how to make your own flowered embellishments? Interested? Then keep reading : )

Some of the best tutorials on making paper flowers for cards are on the blog Mainly Flowers, you are not going to believe the flowers this lady makes. Start with the "No Tools Lily," she has templates for leaves and petals, and a number of no tool flowers you can make (and they are amazing!) For the flowers she makes using specific tools, she even has a post on substitute tools you can use . Make sure you book mark her site because she has some great ideas and techniques. And her cards are just beautiful.

Want to make your own flowered embellishments for your cards with a computer? Visit this neat site, Little Big Tree, and download their free Demo software. Really cool images in the Demo, and you get an idea of how you can use their program to make some home made wonderful flower embellishments. The program allows you to change the size, color, hue and more of the image, you will have a ball printing out their Demo stuff, I am seriously thinking of ordering the program so I can have all of the images : )

You can also use your punches to create flowers, check out Scrap Jazz for some inspiration, and also take a peek at Lauren M's blog, she takes you step by step on how to make some amazing flowers, and also features a link to a book on making flower embellishments.

One last idea: If you have shopped at the dollar store you know they carry silk flowers. You can purchase a few of them and then separate the flowers from the stems, use the flowers on the card. You will also be surprised at how many flowers you get for a dollar. Add a "center" with a bead, a button, jewel, use your imagination and explore all the possibilities.

I will keep searching for the other sites, but the links provided tonight should give you a good start. If you have a technique for making flowers, or a link to a good tutorial, please leave a comment and I will update this post.

Have a great Monday (tomorrow there will be little time for stamping around here...sigh), and stamp a few for me : )


SeaStar Creations said...

great tips! i am gonna check out those suggested sites :) i have used silk flowers and separated them for embellishments but not for a while ... might need to check out the dollar store today!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the best tutorials on making Silk Flowers.

Anonymous said...

Got my 'Wings and Flowers' CD yesturday, and it's sooo much fun and I find it really easy to use. I'd not heard of Little Big Tree, Thanks for the scoop!

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