Book Page Flower Tutorial…

May 8, 2009

Okay those of you that love to make flowers here is another tutorial. I really hope you all show me what you created with these tutorials. I would love for you to share how you use these to embellish your projects, cards, tags or layouts. Next week will be another week of tutorials just not sure what the theme will be… certainly will be thinking about it over the weekend. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy!

Finished Flower Embellishment

Supplies Needed:
Sizzix Die (Flower Layers #3)
2 – Old Book Pages
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown)
Maya Mists (Iridescent Pearl, Silver Metallic)
Platinum Stickles
1 – Large Pearl Cabochon or Button
Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Funky Flower Art Leaf Stamp
Cream Felt
Embroidery Floss (DMC #543)

Tools Needed:
Sewing Needle
Fabri-Tac
Liquid Glue
Martha Stewart Seal Punch

Instructions:

  • Cut 2 flowers of each design from an old book page

Cut Flowers

  • Using ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown), ink the edges of each flower. After you are finished inking the flowers crumple each one in your hand and straighten out just a bit. This will help create dimension to your flower. Place flowers in a newspaper lined box or line your kitchen sink with paper towels. Using Maya Mist Iridescent Pearl lightly mist each flower, let dry slightly, now using Maya Mist Sparkling Silver lightly mist each flower once again, let dry. Once the flowers are dry accent the edges of each one using Platinum Stickles, let dry

Lightly Inked and Crumpled Flowers

  • Using a liquid glue attach each flower layer on top of each other as desired

Misted and Accented Flowers

  • Using the Martha Stewart Seal Punch, punch a seal out of an old Book Page and attach to the back of the flower using. (This will give the Large Pearl Cabochon something to attach to.)

Flower Back

  • Using a strong liquid glue attach a Large Pearl Cabochon to the center of your layered flower. (If you do not have a large pearl you can substitute this with a large button, gem or rhinestone)

Attached Pearl Center

  • Using ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown) lightly stamp leaf image onto cream felt and hand stitch image

Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Leaf Stamp

  • Using Fabri-Tac, attach leaf to the back of your Layered Flower

Finished Layered Book Page Flower

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  • http://terryspaperpantry.blogspot.com/ Terry Gerrior

    Lisa! I just love all your flowers! I hope to be able to try and make my own soon…thanks for the tutorials!

  • Sandi in FL

    OK, I LOVE them all, but OMGOSH!!!!!!! I think this is my fav so far!!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the leaf! and the stickled edges! Thanks Lisa for posting these!

  • Linda Hahn

    Lisa, thanks so much for the free flower tutorials!! I’m loving all of them and love the addition of the embroidered leaf. It’s so pretty-I’ll have to try it.
    I’m going to post your blog address on the website that is keeping up with former “Recollection” shoppers (store in N. Richland Hills that closed and was owned by Michael’s). I know several people who would be interested in this. May I?

  • leonie

    Oh I love this one too! I just need to come up with an alternative to the sizzix flower as I haven’t been able to locate one in Australia yet :-( I am printing out the tutorials though so I am ready to go when I do get one or think of an alternative. Thanks Lisa & have a lovely Mothers Day!

  • http://www.studio490art.blogspot.com wendy vecchi

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The leaf looks awesome…
    Yep…it’s true…
    YOU ARE STILL THE MASTER!!!
    Love you!
    wendy

  • http://susan-artfulmusings.blogspot.com Susan Tidwell

    Lisa,
    I have enjoyed all your flower tutorials! Great information, concise directions and great photos. Thanks!
    Susan

  • Leah

    these are all fabulous!
    and since I have this sizzix diecut…I made one for my MIL mother’s day card…thank you so much!!

    http://www.scrap-diner.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=10189

  • http://oneprettything.com Rachel

    This is fabulous! I love all your flowers! I’d love to link to this if you didn’t mind!

  • Kim O.

    Fabulous flower!!! I love to use old book pages on my cards and layouts. Thanks for all of the flower tutorials. They come in handy , especially in this economy.

  • http://creativerantsfromnerissa.blogspot.com/ Nerissa Alford

    Thanks for the tutorial. This is just adorable!

  • Deb

    Fantastic idea! I love it and think I’ll be using these flowers as present toppers. :smile:

  • http://katiedidscrapbooking.blogspot.com Katiedidscrapbooking

    these are supper cute I think that i am going to make them with magnets for my magnet board. I am always looking for some cute new ideas:)

  • http://www.hipnhandmade.com Regina

    This flower is beautiful! I loved it so much I blogged about it at hipnhandmade.com!

  • http://acraftingjourney.blogspot.com Linda Elbourne

    What an awesome flower and a great blog … I will definitely be back :0)

  • http://www.sew-over-it.blogspot.com Heather

    Loved this tutorial! So pretty!!
    I FEATURED your post on my blog about Book Page Decorating! :)
    Keep up the awesomework.
    http://sew-over-it.blogspot.com/2010/10/ripping-out-pages.html

  • http://www.mirabolarte.com.br Fatima

    I’m from Rio de Janeiro – Brazil and I loved their work, lovely. I have a blog with a friend where we show our work. It would be nice if you want to visit it. He has a translator. We’re hoping will be a pleasure.
    Hugs
    Fatima

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