Monday, April 6, 2009

Lollipop Flower/Paper Posie tutorial

I made this card for the TLC215 found HERE. I just adore this little flower pot card!
I made this card for this week's CAS09 over on SCS. We were to use distressing on our card. I love to distress, and thought a lollipop flower as the focal point of a card would make the perfect CAS card with distressing.

Lolipop flowers are so easy to make so I have attempted a quick little tutorial to show you. All you need is some scraps of DP, a distressing tool or scissors, and a water spritzer! Here it goes!

Start out by cutting out square shapes from you DP. Think of how you want the colors to layer. The bottom layer will be your largest square, and then work your way up. You can do as many as you want. I am just going to show you three here. They do not have to be perfect squares, in fact, you don't really want them to look perfect! That's what makes them distressed and vintage looking!


Next you are just going to cut around the square. Notice that these are by no means perfect circles. Not to worry...they will still nest nicely when you are done!



Now you are gong to take your distressing tool or scissors, and go around the edge of your circles. If you tear them a bit, no worries! The rougher the edge, the better in my opinion!


Next you will lightly mist them with water. While your circles are damp you can scrunch them, bend up the ends, or whatever you want. They dry fairly quickly, but if you are impatient like me, you can use your heating tool to dry them faster!


Now you can stack them up and either add a brad in the middle or a button! Voila! Your very own paper posie!

Hope this is helpful! Let me know if you have any questions!



Emily



16 comments:

Lisa Foster said...

This is SO COOL! I love the look of this lolipop design. Thanks for the tutorial! I've tried to do this in the past, but it didn't look right...the h2o spritz is the trick!!!!!!
Your card is totally adorable!!!!

Denise said...

Great Card!!! Love the lolipop flower...thanks for the tips@!!!

Ashley said...

Super cute Emily! Thanks for sharing!

Rebekah Doak said...

Love the flower pot! Perfect for Mother's Day!

Patti said...

Great tutorial. I always love your distressing. It adds such a unique look to your work. Great take on the SCS challenge.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I luv these flowers, I made my card today for CAS using one of these flowers. I also linked it back to your blog from my blog....check it out if you have time. thanks for the awesome inspiration! *~*

Julia Aston said...

How fun and pretty! love the primitive look to these great flowers! thanks for the 'how to'! I'll definately be trying these!

Carolyn (snowmanqueen) said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Very creative, love your flower.

Jan said...

This is darling, Emily! I have to make a couple of these for my mom and mil for Mother's Day. Thanks for the tutorial!

Grace said...

Emily thanks so much for the tutorial! I loved these flowers when I saw yours on SCS... so simple and cute! Thanks!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow! These are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Louise Forsyth said...

I ***LOVE*** you lollipop flower cards the little pot is so cute! Thanks loads for the tutorial.

Tenia Nelson said...

Thanks!! I shall make a flower soon!!

stampin abi said...

wow i love the flower pot!! great tutorial too!

Kimberly said...

Hi! I absolutly LOVE these vintage lolipop flowers and I have been wanting to make some! I found your tutorial through Teresa Kline enjoy the va.sunshine (who's work I adore!) and I'm soooo ready to make some!! I will share with you what I come up with! Thanks for the tutorial and I love your blog and cards! Awesome work!! I am now a follower of your creativity! Thanks so much!! :)

Kimberly said...

Here is my card Emily.....thanks so much for your tutorial! I had so much fun making this! Please come check it out!!! :)
http://kimberlytrevskrafts.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html#7627442214319816353

Have a Happy Sunday! :)
Hugs,
Kimberly