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.
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?
FLOWER BUD TUTORIAL
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)!
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)