Friday, April 18, 2014

A card for Unitys Friends with flair

Here's a card I've made for Friends with Flair, over at the Unity blog. :)

For this card I used some stamps from Unity Stamp Company. 
The bird is from a past KOM kit, Strength & Dignity, and the round 
scalloped stamp is from the Blossom Stackers kit. The Blossom Stackers can be used with 
the Blossom Tags & Accents die set from Spellbinders, as you can see on my card. :)

The text is from Papirloftet.
I've also used Rose Leaves Signature Dies, from Joanna Sheen, 
and Prima Say it in Crystals.

And here's a little tutorial on how I made the flowers. :)

Use 2 different sizes of the Retro flower punch, from EK Success and punch out
lots of flowers from cardstock. I used Bazzill Smoothie Walnut Cream.

Use a pair of decorative edge scissors on the edges of the petals.

I used brown Memento ink and a Paperbag Studios stamp.

Use a sponge or blending tool and apply Broken China Distress ink, 
or any other color or ink you would like.

Lightly mist the flowers, and crumble them. 
Mist again, and let them dry for a while.

When they are almost completely dry, open them up.

Put one flower on top of the other, and glue it in place. 
Place it on a soft surface and use a pointy tool to press down in the middle.
Add several layers, at least 3

To make the center place one flower face down. Add some glue in the center and
on the petals. Press the tool down in the middle, and lift the petals up, one by one, and
fold them tightly around the tool.

Put some glue on the flower you already made, and add the center.

Add some Vintage Photo Distress ink with the blending tool, and you're done! :) 

Thanks for stopping by! :)



Adair said...

This is beautiful, Ruth! Thank you for the tutorial. I am not good at making the flowers and really needed that visual. Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Stunning! Thanks for the tutorial! Hugs~Patti

Dawn Louise said...

I absolutely love love your creation so stylish. And great tutorial x

Linda said...

look at all the lovely detail... just lovely!

Diane Jaquay said...

The flowers are so pretty, gorgeous card!!

Mandi said...

This is stunning!

Lucy said...

Wow! Beautiful! Great tutorial on the flowers!

Anonymous said...

Nice soft colors! Thanks for the step by step on how to make those gorgeous flowers!
Hugs, JoyceAnn

Terri Burson said...

Wow you went all out! Love those flowers. Great tutorial....

Ruby said...

Stunning card.

Gaylynn said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for showing us how you made the darling flowers.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful flowers and card.

Angeline Choo said...

The flowers are gorgeous!!

Happy Easter.

Rachel said...

i LOVE these! those flowers are gorgeous. thanks for the tut!

Shona said...

Elegant and beautiful! This is a special card. Thanks for the tutorial!

Sue D said...

Very pretty and thanks for the flower tutorial.

Dawn Fields said...

This card is so beautiful!

Donna K said...

Your card is lovely and thank you for sharing the directions on how to create those beautiful florals.

Tameko said...

Beautiful card...Love the tutorial!

Camille Robinson said...

This is a stunning card with an awesome tutorial--thanks so much for posting on Unity {Show & Tell} FB. I'm going to share this on the Unity Blog for DT Tuesday. Hugs!