Sunday, March 21, 2010

Torn Cardstock Flower Tutorial


I used the gorgeous papers from Webster's Pages and I just wanted to give this handmade flower design a go on this page. So here are the steps in making this cute bloom out of cardstock, just in time for Spring!

1. First off you'll want to choose 2 complimentary colours of cardstock. I used a soft yellow and a whisper of green cardstock. (Plus a small scrap of brown and light blue for the flower centers). You'll want to tear a rough circle the size you'd like your flower to be out of one of the colours of cardstock. Then draw 5 lines almost to the center (they do not have to be even, the more uneven the more natural they look) This will define your petals. Tear along your pencil lines.

2. Step 2 is optional. You can ink all your edges with some soft brown chalk ink. I find brown chalk ink works well on pretty much every colour but you can experiment with other chalk ink colours....or use none at all, the effect without it is lovely too!

3. Next you'll want to take a toothpick or wooden skewer (I used an embossing tool I had handy, but a skewer works just as well) and curl up all the edges of the blooms.

4. Next you'll tear a slightly smaller circle from your other color piece of cardstock and repeat the above steps. Then layer the smaller piece inside the larger and glue together.

5. Now here is the part that gives your bloom an cute homespun appeal. Take a length of thin cording preferably in a dark colour and tie a simple knot in one end. Trim off excess. Now tie another knot about an inch and a half in from the last one (slightly wider than your smallest flower). Trim. Make 4 of these. Glue them to the center of your flower with some hot glue. Making an X with the first two and then another X criss-crossing over the first ones....

6. To create a rounded looking center for your bloom, punch our hand-cut out a small circle out of cardstock (I used light blue) and punch or hand-cut a slightly smaller flower shape from a dark colour cardstock. To give them a rounded look, place each piece in the palm of your hand then press the rubber end of a pencil into it (for the smaller flower)....for the slightly larger blue circle I pushed the rounded end of my scissor into my palm and twisted till I get the desired cup shape (see photo's below)

7. Glue the brown flower on top of the blue circle. Final step....place an adhesive foam dot in the center of your bloom and attach the rounded flower center your made.

Viola! you are done.....here is a close-up photo of the blooms on my page (see top photo for the full page design).....
If you like this flower design and create a l/o using them please do take a moment to leave me a comment with a link to your project! I love to see what other's create using the tutorials I post!
The photo is of my newest baby niece Kiera at only 14 days old!! My nephew sent me these wonderful professional photos taken by this amazing local photographer. Here is her link in case you're looking for a great maternity/baby photographer! Stepanie Robin Photography & Design
Thanks!

101 comments:

Safo said...

Очень красивая страничка!!! Спасибо за идею с цветочками!

Maresa said...

I love these paper flowers and will be trying them soon. Thanks for sharing. as always your layouts are beautiful!!!

elena said...

Precioso!!!! Gracias por enseñar a hacer las flores. Un saludo

Sue said...

Hey girl these look so professional, you are so kind for sharing again. :)

Isabel De Pauw said...

beautiful ! very sweet !

Denise said...

Wow...this lo is amazingly beautiful and I LOVE this technique..can't wait to try it!! TFS!!

Jane said...

wow...gorgeous eye candy!!! the flowers are beautiful and you make it look so easy!!

sandra said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, what a stunning page. The photo is so cute. Thankyou for the tutorial. Will be trying it out. Love Sandra x

Romy said...

Oh, another great layout and those flowers...sooo cool! Thanks for the tutorial and I'm so glad to see a sneak of the kit. I think this will be another fabulous kit.

Jackie Anderson said...

I can not wait to try this! Just gorgeous! And thank to Pam for making my wait even longer and more anticipated!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous LO and thanks for flower tutorial :)

Maline said...

Sublime, j'adore tout ce que tu fais, le tuto des fleurs est supers, merci. ScrapBiz

Julia said...

My goodness Gabi you have excelled yourself yet again. Your layout is wonderful and those flowers are inspired. Thank you for sharing this with us. I will be giving them a try.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most georgeous
l/o's I have seen. Your flowers
are the best I have seen including Primas.

A fan,
Helen

lkamphuis said...

unreal - love it

Scrapthat said...

Very cool! Thanks for another fabulous Tutorial Gabrielle! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful layout- fabulous flowers- and thanks so much for the tutorial- I am going to try this tonight! TFS

Carmen said...

Beautiful layout! I just saw your flower idea on another blog. Very cute!

bakscrap said...

Thanks for sharing this. I came here from scrapbook.com. Will add this to my collection of flower tutorials. Very pretty.

cedro97 said...

BEUTIFUL, A LOVE YOUR WORK, BYE.- CARMEN, MEXICO.-

Kathy said...

I just love the look of these paper flowers! Thanks so much for sharing. I'll be trying them soon! I'm a big fan of your work :)

Ann Terny said...

Wow gorgeous layout !! And the flowers are so lovely, thanks for sharing !

hugs
Ann

Engel said...

Another wonderful and elegant work from you. Thank you for sharing the tutorial.. I have to try to make these...They would look great on cards too.
have a nice day.
Engel

DAnett said...

Thank you the tutorial from the paper flower! It is fantastic! I've already done some...wohh...so pertty! Have a nice day, hugs: Anett

Jacqui said...

Great LO and those flowers are so cute. I have to have a play this cming weekend.

anne76 said...

wahooooooooooooo!! c'est superbe!! je vais essayer de m'y coller!!! bizzzzzzzzzzz

meluv2scrap said...

Amazing flowers!!! Love them!

Mamiogée said...

Coucou
Merci beaucoup pour ce Tuto de fleurs
Le résultat est MAGNIFIQUE!
...j'adore passer sur ton blog où je trouve plein de jolies choses
Merci pour tout
bizz

carlies said...

Hi gabi

wow what is this Beautiful .
Thank you for the tutorial
I have It now also made the flower
your flower is amazing.

greeting carlies

Denise said...

I just received the package last night Gabrielle and wanted to say Thank you one more time!!! I just can't wait to start using it. <3

Tina said...

very beautiful flowers....I LUV them!!!

Tina xo

angelwhispers said...

WOW!!! Love these flowers they are super and another great tutorial Gabrielle!! The Layout is so gorgeous the picture is perfect!!!

Parvati said...

Hi Gabrielle !
Your page is wonderful and the baby's photo is so sweet !
Thanks for the flower tutorial !^^
Kiss from France !

Annette Bowers said...

Hi Gabrielle! I have been following your blog for a while now. I absolutely love your designs. They are beautiful. Your work is very inspirational. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

Annette

Nana said...

Hello Gabrielle! You are truly an inspiration! I have learned sooo much from you and strive to be a lot like you... :) I decided to award you a blog award. You may pick it up from my blog: www.youniquereflections.blogspot.com

Love in Christ,

Nana

pattyo said...

Great tutorial! Can't wait to try these myself.

Mistra Hoolahan said...

Thank you for sharing your tutorial, these flowers are gorgeous!

After seeing these while at work yesterday I couldn't wait to get home and have a play... they are such fun to create!!

I've not used them on a project yet but have taken a pic of mine:

http://mistrabutterfly.blogspot.com/2010/03/playing.html

Congratulations as well on your Dusty Attic appointment, I love Dusty Attic products, as well as your scrapping style... the 2 together will be a visual delight!!

Regards,
Mistra

Audrey Pettit said...

Those flowers are SO, SO gorgeous! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I've been enjoying making my own flowers lately, but haven't tried any like these. Can't wait to give them a go!

Jackie Anderson said...

Hey Gabi, I posted a layout using an altered version of your flower tutorial with a link to your blog on my blogspot at: http://anderjackie.blogspot.com/ and am also posting it at SB.com. Thanks so much! Jackie

GLOANN said...

Want to tell you that I have posted a link on Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Forum to this tutorial. The flowers are so pretty as is all of your work. I visit your blog frequently for inspiration. Here is the link to that post. [URL]https://clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/forums/t/10997.aspx[/URL]

sutty said...

Here is my go

http://fruitofmyscraps.blogspot.com/2010/03/flowers.html

Wasn't so good on the tearing and inking! Thanks for the tutorial it was great!

sutty said...

Here is the LO I made with the flowers

http://fruitofmyscraps.blogspot.com/2010/03/hapiness-is.html

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

WOW! Those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!

Hetty said...

Hello Gabriella,
Thanks for the flower tutorial, I have use it on my card. You can see it here:
http://craftchaos.blogspot.com/2010/04/easter-bunny.html

Francine said...

Hi Gabriella, just wanted to let you know that your tutorial is featured on the Craft Gossip blog today

http://scrapbooking.craftgossip.com/tutorial-paper-flowers-2/2010/04/07/

Francine
Editor

Anonymous said...

wow I so love your work, and thank you for sharing the flower tutorial xxxx

Sarah Lou said...

Thank you so much for the tut. These flowers are just simply delightful!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

You are soooooooo sooooooooo clever!!!!! Totally love this flower tutorial.... definately gonna give this a try. Love yours

Екатерина Песчанская said...

Thanks for this great idea. :-)

I used it in decorating cake-box

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FUjwgojF7fw/S8Ro4QQsb7I/AAAAAAAAAEI/qdLiKOkThYo/s1600/SDC11861.JPG

malavanka said...

Amazing beautiful and simple!I will make sure such! Thank you!

Melawi said...

I love your work !! Many thanks for all these beautiful ideas you share ! Those flowers are so sweet !!! Can't wait to try your technic !! Thx !!!

Vieve said...

Love these flowers! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

malavanka said...

http://malavanka.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-post_18.html
I did it!
Thanks again!

maria bela said...

thanks for мк)) I love your works!

Rhonda V. said...

I totally LOVE this flower and used it for a cardstock only challenge piece.

http://snapwhiz.blogspot.com/2010/05/scrapfit-workout-20.html

Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration with us all!

Angie Blom said...

stunning and simple to make flowers. thanks for the tutorial. I will have to give this a try!!

Anonymous said...

Those flowers are simply Brilliant!! Thanks for the tut:-)

Passing Fancies said...

I love your work. Thanks for this tutorial, the flowers are beautiful!

nancy said...

I just wanted to stop over and thank you for your tutorials!!! I hapd to try the scalloped/rolled edges and your torn flowers on my latest layout...and I LOVE how they turned out...I posted the layout over at my blog with a link to your blog for the tutorials...I hope you do not mind!

louis said...

Very cool! Thanks for another fabulous Tutorial Gabrielle! :)

Anonymous said...

Very Sweet. Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Germany.

Sabine

Flowers said...

I LOVE how they turned out...I posted the layout over at my blog with a link to your blog for the tutorials...I hope you do not mind!

Francy said...

Thank you for this lovely tutorial. The Lo is faboulos.
Francy

Roger said...

Depicting one of the loveliest flowers in Indianapolis is quite ingenious! I am planning a surprise dinner for my wife this coming Saturday and hope she’ll like it if I put these flowers on her chair. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Denise van Deventer said...

Hi Gabrielle, I tried making these flowers and wow..I even surprised myself..they came out so very well. Thanks for this tutorial, it was really excellent and I am so glad that I tried it. Thank you so much..you are inspirationaly creative!

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Anonymous said...

this is so easy and elegant,I'll try to make some with all the scrap I have,great way to use them up.

Anonymous said...

gabriel. glad to have a chance to glince at ur masterpiece. good job.. you have a very good scope.. do make more and more.. thanks to you i completed my scrapbook assignment. looking forward to the best of your creations.. thanks to ya gabrie
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Ellie said...

Hi Gabrielle!
Thank you for the lovely tutorial!
Here is my try:http://lavenderdreamsandbutterflies.blogspot.com/2013/02/blog-post_11.html

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Alma Carter : Emsige Biene said...

Thank you for a great tutorial Gabrielle!I followed your tutorial and created a few of these flowers of which some went onto an altered memory box. You may want to pop in to see what I created - www.emsigebiene.blogspot.com
Thank you sooo much for all your creativity which inspires me so much :-) xxx

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