Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, we're celebrating the first day of Spring by showcasing flowers! I've been (not so patiently) awaiting Spring for a very long time. To me, Spring means lots and lots of outside time with my kids, riding horses, 4-wheeler rides, yard work, new baby chicks, green grass and lots of FLOWERS!
I decided a while ago that I wanted to make a bouquet of flowers. What I thought would be an easy project, turned into a 2 1/2 week ordeal. I think I could probably make them in my sleep by now. My fingers have just about had it with the glue gun!
Poppies are my favorite flower, so I started with that idea. One idea sparked another and I found myself with a huge bundle of flowers including Poppies, Artichokes, Peonies, Hydrangeas and Alliums. For today, I'm going to share my technique for making Poppies.
*I used coffee filters for all of my flowers. They color nicely and are easy to work with. You can cut LOTS of layers at once with the Big Shot.
*I used circles and cut them with paper snips into hear shapes
*I used white cardstock and the Brayer tool to color these. Black on one side, Pumpkin Pie on the other. Then curled them with a Bone Folder.
*The "leaf" was made using the Floral Frames Framelit and I used Old Olive and Baked Brown Sugar to die them.
*For the final step, I splattered the flowers with a toothbrush dipped in ink to give them the speckles.
Cardstock ~ Crisp Cantaloupe, Old Olive
Ink ~ Crisp Cantaloupe, Old Olive, Baked Brown Sugar, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Tools ~ Circle Framelits, Floral Frames Framelits, Hot Glue & Glue Gun, Paper Snips, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch
Other Supplies ~ Floral stems (from the craft store), coffee filters, dish or tray for dying, drying rack
I hope you've found this tutorial helpful. Don't forget to stop by Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration to see more flowers!