Last Month I posted a Christmas Countdown Easel Card that featured some gorgeous Poinsettia flowers.
So why not utilise a die we already own, to make NEW FLOWERS!! :)
Now before I start this is the first Tutorial I have that I have attempted to use Video in some parts!! I'll apologise now for their quality!! I'm yet to buy a camera/mobile stand and so one my lovely 14yo son was holding the camera for me :) and the second I'm holding it in one hand while crafting in the other!!! Not an easy feat!! i will definitely have something else set up for future videos... :) Here we go!!
TUTORIAL! How To Make Poinsettia's From A Spellbinder Bitty Blossom DieTools Needed:
A word about tools!!!
There are the general tools that you'll need for any paper craft!!
- Sharp small scissors, if your doing fine work, then you'll need needle point scissors.
- Fast drying glue! if you have a point glue in a pen, this can work well!! As long as you don't buy the brand I had... which failed miserably in the end!! :/
These would include:
- Ball Stylus (medium/large ball and a small ball)
- Dense Rubber Mat
- Veining tool, which looks like a bent slightly flattened toothpick!! (not shown below)
If you do not have these items I have made do previously with
- Empty ball point pen (no ink left!!, so that when you roll it it leaves a dent but no ink)
- Mouse mat
- End of a ball point pen!! you know.. the smooth slightly rounded end!! or anything else in your house that has a smooth rounded end!! maybe a makeup brush!! or a texta,
- a Die cutting machine!! I'm using the Spellbinder Grand Calibur.
- 5 Petaled flower punch
- Maroon or Red cardstock
- Green Cardstock
- Some Red beads (I have a picture later)
- Hot glue gun (comes in handy
- Distressed Ink - Tea Dye, or Vintage Photo
- Blending tool
Now we FINALLY start!! LOL..
We'll be using the 3 Leaf dies out of your Bitty Blossom die set!!
1. Punch 4 red/maroon flowers, and two green
The red flowers on the right are set further out from the center, only glued to the tip of the punched flower petals. This is ALSO how you will do the 2 green flowers. *Note, the two green flowers will not be made of of the same leaf sizes, but a mixture, just put together a combo of leaves that "look right" I believe I did the top leaf, and to bottom leaves, as pointed larger leaves on one, and filled in with smaller with the remaining, whereas the other i used the larger rounder in those positions*
It will be easier to do your spread out flowers than your smaller ones. with the smaller ones, make the circular motions smaller, and if the cup shape does not form as well, you can force the shape by pressing the ball tool into the middle of the flower, while gently pressing the leaves upwards towards the center. This is where it was important to not go crazy on the glue, because if the leaves are all glued to EACH OTHER, they will not want to move independent of each other.
Taking your scissors, cut the 6 beads off of there nylon.
Now hopefully, your lovely flowers look something like this!!! They are now ready to be used on cards. I used my hot glue gun to stick mine to my Easel card. After the FUN I had with my glue falling apart I wasn't risking anything!!! LOL
Well I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial. If anything doesn't make sense or if you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a message and I'll get back to you!!