Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Shabby Posies Tutorial


Hello and thank you for joining me today and a huge welcome if you have hopped on over from Country View Projects. 

Today I am sharing a card over at Country View Projects using some lovely new Tammy Tutterow dies and in particular the Shabby Posies Die. I absolutely adore this set and so I thought I would share a tutorial today for this shabby inked flower.



There are four dies in the set and for this card I used the second largest die. 


I cut three flowers from cream cardstock and then inked the edges with Distress Inks: first Fossilised Amber, then Rusty Hinge and finally Seedless Preserves.


These then got spritzed with water ......


and then scrunched up ....
 (I find it most useful to use the end of a small paintbrush to get the scrunching started)


Scrunch them as tightly as possible ........


Then leave them to dry naturally - overnight if possible so that every part is dry before you move on to the next stage.


When they are completely dry open out carefully and use a bone folder to smooth out the petals but keep in all those lovely creases!


If you are using a stamen stem then it is a good idea to punch the holes now!


Roll the edges - I find an old thin knitting needle good for this!


Roll the edges on all three petals but roll them successively tighter so that when you layer them they are not sitting directly on top of each other.


Thread the stamen stem through the holes .....


.... and add some pva glue to the back of the stem to keep everything in place.


The finished flower .... which makes for a beautiful adornment on a simple layered card.


I hope this photo tutorial gives you some ideas for making flowers with this fabulous set from Tammy and pop back later in the month when I will have another tutorial using more of these dies.

Thanks for joining me today!

Jennie x





14 comments:

Carol Findon said...

This tutorial is absolutely stunning Jennie - it makes my ordinary hand-made flowers look dull in comparison! Thank you for sharing this technique - I know what a wonderful 'flower-designer' you are! Carol Findon xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous flowers and your tutorial is amazing, thank you! The finished card is beautiful with the shabby ribbon and vintage tones! Lovely post! :)

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful !
Corrie x

eva said...

Thank you

Marci said...

Gorgeous card and stunning flowers! Thank you for the tutorial. I love the stamens you use. I would love to know where to get them?

Astrid Maclean said...

A stunning make and a brilliant tutorial Jennie, you make it all so clear, love this flower and it looks stunning on your card!! Something to brighten the day after a crazy night with even vrazier result....

Redanne said...

You are definitely the Queen of flower making Jennie, your tutorial is excellent and the result is stunning! xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Ooooh I need a play time, these are fantastic xxx

Sue said...

What a beautiful flower Jennie and such a great tutorial. You do make it looks so straightforward I shall have to give it a try xx

selena said...

merci pour le tuto!

Raquel Burillo said...

Beautiful!! Even when the flowers were closed they looked already amazing!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Jennie, what a gorgeous flower and a fabulous tut, thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

Sara Barker said...

Jennie, thank you for the amazing tutorial and the inspiration! It seems I have fallen off the flower wagon lately, and you have prompted me to get back on! I love your gorgeous flower and you really are the Queen of blooms! I would be delighted if you shared your source for the stamens. They are such a perfect compliment to this fabulous blossom! And I agree, this is a wonderful die to use, but at your hands, it's magic! Hugs!

Sara Barker said...

PS I almost forgot to mention how beautiful, too, your finished card is! Simple? I think not!