Jun 24, 2020

Quick and Easy Flower Ideas

Happy Wednesday, friends!

It's Nancy, from The Nickel Nook, to share a quick and easy flower tutorial!
I've used the  Sizzix Tim Holtz - Small Tattered Florals die for my samples.
They were in stock when I began this project,
but I see now that they're out of stock.
These ideas will work well with many other flower dies too.

I like to cut multiples of these, and put them together in front of the tv.
I also like to make them from white cardstock.
Since I don't have a specific project in mind, 
I'm not sure what color I will need. 
Making them all white gives me any option of color,
with inking, spraying, or painting.

For the first flower, I cut two each of the three largest flowers.
I spritz them with a little bit of water,
and then roll them up into tight little buds.
Then I set them aside to dry completely.

Once they're dry, I carefully open the flowers out.
Then I use liquid glue to adhere the petals together,
from largest to smallest, off-setting the petals.

As you can see in the photo of my finished flower,
I actually re-rolled the final die-cut layer before adhering it into the center of the flower.
This flower has lovely texture and dimension.
It's ready to be sprayed any color.
It also looks really pretty with just the tips all inked up.

For my second flower sample,
I die-cut two each of a large, a medium, and a small.
I then use my stylus and my foam pad to shape the flowers.
First, I lay it face side down on the foam,
and run the stylus over the back of each petal.
Then I turn the flower over, 
and apply pressure to the center of the flower with the stylus.
This gives each flower petal a lovely shape.

Then I adhere my flowers together with wet glue, 
from largest to smallest, off-setting the petals. 
I decided that I wanted to use just one of each size for this flower.
So the layers I cut made two complete flowers.

These still have wonderful texture but not as much bulk as the first sample.
Again, they're ready to be colored any way you want. 
This flower also offers a lovely center to add a pearl, rhinestone, or bead.

There you have it...two different quick and easy flowers.
Great to have on-hand for whenever you need a flower.

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I'll be back soon with another fun project!

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