Thursday, March 20, 2014

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration ~ Make a Flower tutorial!

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.

How to:
*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!


  1. super pretty poppies. Great job with the tutorial. I am enjoying making paper flowers too, they are so fun!

  2. These are beautiful! Great idea to use the brayer to create the double sides paper!

  3. Love these flowers and fabulous tutorial! I see some flowers in my future (that my cat will probably still eat).

  4. These are GORGEOUS Melissa. I really want to try this. It would be nice to have some flowers in the house that my cats won't eat!!!!!!


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