Here is the bud vase the I made using the same five point flower from Friends are Special new stamp release from Innovative Stamp Creations.
Grunge Treasures:(Sorry - that's my house in the background - I had to take this one outside...)
Here is a close up of the flowers (also brown chandelier beads, organdy ribbon and wire twirls):
Close Up of the half open bud:
The half open bud uses the bud tutorial in my post below and I added 3 additional petals wrapped around bud (sorry I forgot to take a photo).
Close Up of the ornate plate:
The full flower is pretty basic grunge flower instructions. It take 3 flowers and you'll have a few single petals left over.
Since this is a five point flower cut one petal from 2 of the flowers and leave one whole:
To color the enters I use a small piece of a blender pad to control where the color goes:
Glue the four petals together using Glossy Accents:
I use these clips that I found in the bead sections of my local craft store - these can also be found at a hardware store. Before I had these I used paper clips to hold the petal together.
It's very important that the Glossy Accents dries before you move on:
I use my large hole punch to put a hole in the five point flower and "snip" the butt end off the of the other two (this allows them to nest together). I then form the petals using your thumb and 1st finger and the magic of the grunge paper holds it's shape!
Then you simply stack them together one layer at a time using your glossy accents and clips to hold it until it dries. You can choose any flower center - the one I used was an ornate rhinestone brad. But you could use a bead, button, idea-ology pieces - the possibilities are really endless!
Well that's it for now! I'll have more samples to share as the week goes on!
Stamps - Friends are Special, Sayings (all from Innovative Stamp Creations)
Ink - Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss Distress Inks, Jet Black Archival (Ranger)
Other - Grunge Paper, Glossy Accents