Thursday, 15 September 2011

Strawberry Flower Tutorial

A long while ago....I had a request for a tutorial (from Hannah of Young and Crafty) to show how I made these strawberry flowers you can see the LO here.  The flowers are based on a picture I saw on the studio calico fabrips packet I had....and you will notice that I stitched the ones on this LO together, but they don't need to be stitched as I had to do all the other steps to keep them together anyway.

For this I used a sizzix die - the circles are about 2cm in diameter, size of a 1pence piece, though it would work for any size circle.  I used some white paper, brown distress ink and a yellow button and tape.

You need 4 circles for the petal and then one for the base.

Ink 4 of the circles around the edges, I used tea dye distress ink.
With a pencil curve the petal around the pencil
Cover the bottom of the plain circle with double side tape or glue, then start to add the petals.
Once all of the petals are added you can curve them up a little more
Add a yellow button to the centre, thread it through with some string and stick it using a dimensional glue - like silicon so that it doesn't crush the petals.  For strawberry leaves, I spritzed some card stock to   the colour I wanted and then cut leaf shapes out using pinking shears, then I used an embossing tool mark veins on and then inked the edges and some of the embossed area with distress ink.  I hope you enjoyed that and if you do make any do leave me a link as I would love to see them.


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