Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tuesday Tip | Paper Flowers

Hallo everyone, it's Janine Langer here. :)
Today I'd love to show you one of my latest layouts as well as a quick tutorial on how to create the paper flower that I used. I didn't know how to make them until a few weeks ago, so maybe I can help a few of you out with this.

But first, here's the layout using the wonderful Fall Exclusives ...

Last week, my son allowed me to take some pictures of him and I love this one so much! He's listening to his favorite song right now ... Lifesaver by Sunrise Avenue. I like that song too, btw.

Here are some close ups:

Lately I love to use those paper flowers a lot. It's a quickly done embellishment 
that you can use on every layout theme and you are free in your color choice.

What you need is a piece of cardstock or patterned paper and a scissor. 
The size depends on how big you want your flower to be.

You now start by cutting a 'circle snake' (I am missing the right word here). 
If you want your flower to be higher, you cut a wider snake. 
If you don't want it to be that high, you cut a less wider snake. 
You should leave a bigger part in the middle at the end to glue it later. 
I hope you know what I mean, you can see it in the next photo.

When you're done with cutting, you start to roll it up, beginning with the outer end.

When you're finished, it should look like this:

As soon as you don't hold it anymore, it starts to loose up and look as in the next picture.

Now you just have to glue it down
(I always use liquid glue. I think it holds it better in place
and you've got more time to straighten or loosen everything) ...

... and press it firmly.

Once it dried, your flower is ready to use it on your next layout or card.
That's it, quick and simple.

I hope you could understand everything. That's the moments when I realize
that English is not my first language. ;)

Have a wonderful week and stay healthy! :)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the neutral colors, the feathers, the leaves and that flower!!!!! Pinning!!!

Sylvia Ramirez said...

Thanks Janine! I was wonderin how you made those flowers, love your pages with them. Thanks for sharing :)

Sylvia ~