Saturday, June 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop


This is my first PTI blog hop! The challenge this month is really fun, it's a gorgeous inspiration photo that totally reminded me of my daughter, princess all the way. I wanted to focus on the little dress up dresses in the photo and make a fluffy flower using tissue paper and the Mehindi Medallion stamp set. I  am really pleased with how it came out and put together a little tutorial for you if you'd like to make your own flower. Let's get started:)

First you stamp the largest medallion onto white tissue paper. It doesn't matter if the tissue paper is flat or wrinkled as you are going to wrinkle it for the petals. I used Raspberry Fizz ink and stamped 8 medallions to make my flower. After you stamp them all, you trim them out as closely as you can.

After they are all trimmed out you will be working with them one at a time, so one medallion equals one petal. Fold the medallion in half, you want to be sure the creased bottom is facing down.

Next, you are going to fold it in half again, but it's kind of more like pinch it in half. Keep some space between the two outside corners for the next step.

You are going to take those two outside edges in the prior step and fold them back and pinch them together, holding them in place.

You are then going to turn the petal toward you so the pinched edges you are holding face behind and you have formed a petal. You can kind of pinch the bottom of the petal together and fluff out the middle, since it's tissue paper it is very easy to get it to mold to what you want.

To attach the petals and start forming your flower I cut a Doily Details and used Scotch quick dry glue to glue them down. Again, since it's tissue paper the wet glue works really well and sticks right away. I positioned my petals so that the scalloped edge of the die still shows adding to my finished flower. You glue all the petals down in the same way.

Once I had all my petals glued down I wanted to add a center. You will too as it doesn't look very pretty with all the petal ends showing ;) I stamped one of the smaller medallions onto some cream cardstock and trimmed it out and with a pop dot adhered it to the middle. To finish my flower I added a pearl.

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial, if you did I'd love to hear from you! Thanks so much for stopping by:)








22 comments:

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Oh my Leah, that is such a gorgeous flower and what a great technique!! Just love your interpretation of the photo!

velta said...

Saw this on PTI...and had to comment...what a gorgeous flower...Amazingly beautiful! TFS!!

Laura Isham said...

Great flower, Leah! Love how you used tissue paper and how it made your whole project pop!

A Crafty Person said...

Great card! Thank you for the awesome tutorial on making the flower.

Marge said...

WOW, this is sooo FABULOUS -- TFS the tut!!!

AYN DESIGNS said...

love this card!! thanks for the tutorial. will surely make this flower!!!

Ribbon Girls said...

That flower is a real showstopper! Thanks for posting the tutorial!

Cassie_lu said...

that flower is so fluffy and pretty. amazing job

Suzanne Russell said...

Very pretty. Love the stamp on the tissue paper! Congratulations on joining the blog hop. This my first as well!

Suzanne said...

i love the elegant vintage feel of that flower! so pretty!

Jen said...

Wow! So pretty! Thanks to for the tut on the lovely medallion flower. Your card is utterly vintage-a-licious!

Kim said...

The flower is beautiful. Love the tutorial.

Leigh said...

Very pretty, Leah! Thanks for sharing how you made the flower!

Lee said...

So pretty and very effective. Really princess worthy!

Karen C. said...

Love the sweet ruffly flower, Leah. thanks for the detailed instructions, too. Beautiful card!!

jencaputo said...

What an awesome flower! Thanks for the tutorial! So cool :)

Ravengirl said...

Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

Kathy said...

Amazing! I love your flower idea:)

Amy said...

What a gorgeous embellishment!! Thanks for showing the how to!!!

Peggysuez said...

First of all, cannot believe this is your first hop, wow! This is lovely, what a great take on the challenge!

Terri said...

Love the flower. Thanks for sharing how you made it too.

Sue Kohler said...

what a stunning flower, thank you for sharing how you made the flower, will be giving that a whirl! :)