Saturday, March 20, 2010

Vintage Baby and Bud Tutorial

Today I am sharing a cover of a baby album that I made using vintage baby pictures, new stamp images from ISC, the March Kit from ICS, lots of Ranger products and lots of do-dads.

Vintage Baby:

Close up of Flowers - love how the flowers and flower buds turned out!:

Chandelier Beads and Crepe Paper Trim:

The flowers were stamped on white card stock twice for each flower, form into their shape and then I covered the petals with Distress Crackle Paint. After the crackle dried I added Black Soot and Rock Candy Distress stickles in the center.

The crepe paper is the cheap stuff you can buy in any store in the party isle. I gathered it on my sewing machine, folded it in half and then sewed it to the back side of the picture.

Here is the picture of the March Kit from Innovative Stamp Creations (BTW - it's a steal of a deal for $12):

Here is a link to read more about it.

Now how about a tutorial on how to make the cute little flower bud?


And I'll warn you - there are 13 photos coming your way - but stick with me - the buds are really easy to make!

Stamp flower image:

Cut out three of the petals and blend with color or your choice -here Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey:

Form the 3 petals into little "cups":

Here's a photo of the backside:

Bend and form into a little bud:

Add glue around the edges of the petals:

Reform into your little bud over lapping petals and hold for a little while to allow glue to dry:

Cut a piece of wire and "twirl" one end - this is what keeps the wire inside the bud:

Use a paper piercer to poke a hole into the "butt" of your bud (I can hear the butt bud jokes already):

Now you need to slip your wire into your bud - either through the top or at the butt where the 2 end petals meet - you'll need to judge what opening will work - AND - then slip the wire through the hole that you poked:

Add a small amount of glossy accent to the twirl at the end of the wire:

Now pull your wire through and add another dot of glue to the butt of the bud:

I then place the bud in my pin cushion to dry (this pin cushion is just a scrap of foam from a decorative brad container)

That, my arty friends, is how I make little flower buds!

Here is another picture of the one on the cover of the album- it's covered with Distress Crackle Paint:

I have a grunge paper one in the works to share with you in the next day or two. I'll also be sharing the inside pages of the album that uses the goodies from the ISC March Kit.

Happy Creating ( today I pick up my copy of New Moon - CUZ - I'm a Huge Twilight Fan)!


The Stuff:
Stamps - Friends Are Special, Sketch of Roses (leaves only) - All Innovative Stamp Creations
Ink - Pumice Stone Distress Ink, Jet Black Archival (Ranger)
Other - Pitch Black and Snow Cap Paint Dabbers (Ranger); Matte Multi Medium (Ranger); Distress Crackle Paint (Ranger); Rock Candy and Black Soot Distress Stickles (Ranger);
Paper - Theresa Collins (from March ISC Kit)


Wendybell said...

WOW-ZA!!! Holy COW-ZA!!! This is simply GORGEOUS, Kat!! You are amazing, girl!!! LOVE this!! :) Must TRY it!! :)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wonderful, Kat! Love all the pics and your project is just beautiful. Terrific tutorial!

Lori said...

This is really wonderful! Love the black and white contrast. Great tute on the bud (butt, he). Very nice instruction!

whyducks said...

A very helpful and straight forward and easy to understand tutorial thank you and fun!

Starla said...

Can I pretty please come visit you?! First of all, I could play in your incredible studio...second I could try and bottle just an ounce or two of your INCREDIBLE talent! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this book and all the flower details!! I will have to play around with that idea (some day, sigh)

linda said...


Love the book and the tutorial is wonderful! I feel a scraplift coming on!

buglady said...

Great tutorial on how to make the flower bud and whole flower! Thanks!
Aloha, Kate

Kristen Parkins said...

OMG - Is that a picture of any family members I know?! Very cool book, and love the flowers!!!

sharon said...

Wow! I haven't visited your blog in quite a while. I MUST start visiting more often. I joined for auto updates. Sure hope you can come see us when Wendy gets here. I'd love a chance to meet you.

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