Tuesday, August 30, 2011

more handmade paper flowers

I have been busy making some flowers for a class I am teaching on Saturday at Stamp and Scrapbook Madness. Here are some pics of a few of them, if you would like more info or to book in to the class give the shop a call on 3395 5003

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Stampendous Vintage Embossing Powders and Glitter

I am really enjoying playing with all the new 'Frantage' products from Stampendous. There are lovely vintage gold, silver and copper colours and shabby white, pink and blue mixtures as well.
For this card I was inspired by Suzanne Czosek who made the most beautiful card which I found on the Stampendous blog

Monday, August 1, 2011

How to make Paper Rosettes

I have been having fun tonight making some rolled paper roses out of scrap paper, they are so easy to make and look really pretty on a card or a scrapbook layout, I am sure you can think of some other uses, once you are addicted to making them as well!

Start by cutting out a circle...I traced around a  ribbon spool. Try experimenting with different sizes

cut a spiral from the circle...you can draw the spiral first or just cut freehand as it does not need to be perfect, in fact a little unevenness is a good thing

I use a bamboo skewer to roll the spiral up...the inside of the spiral will be the side you see

keep rolling around and around..again it does not have to be perfect or tightly rolled, you are just making the paper take the shape

the inside of the spiral becomes the base of the flower..I let my roll undo a bit,  put a big blob of craft glue on the circle, then shape it onto the base..easy peasy and lots of fun!

now to make something with my pretty flowers :)