Friday, August 23, 2013

RRR shabby bloom tutorial






 



 
 
 


Hi there! I have a fun RRR tutorial to share today!   I have been wanting to try these blooms for awhile where you use a lighter to curl the edges up.   I knew my 1.5 inch silky crush white ribbon would be perfect to use for this.  I gathered up all my supplies and got going!  I free handed my cuts with the ribbon, cutting them into oval shapes to create rudimentary petals.  The lighter allows for a lot of forgiveness with the shapes.  As you can see from my picture you just use the lighter under each "petal" and let the heat curl the edges.  Once you have all your petals curled (I did about 10) you need to create a base for them.  I than punched a 1 1/2 inch circle for my base and than hot glued the petals on working my way around.  I than inked the edges to age it a bit.  I added a couple of satin leaves and than went to work adding some fun center pieces using different sizzix diecuts.  I added some vintage pearls to the center. 
                                               I decided to use my bloom on a pillow box.  I ran it through my die cutter and embossed it first.  I than wrapped some distressed baby pink seam binding around it and tied a big bow.  I added a vellum tag along with my sentiment and a gorgeous birdy cabochon and was done.  Can't wait to make more of these blooms!  Perfect birthday gift....tuck candy in or a gift card!  Enjoy!  Hugs, cherry

11 comments:

BethW said...

What a great tutorial-thank you so much!

pattyo said...

This is beautiful, Cherry! I love that flower!

Pendra said...

Thanks for the beautiful tutorial...always fun to visit you!!
Hugs,
Pendra

Tracey Sabella said...

Amazing flower!! Thanks for the tutorials! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Cherry! This is beautiful. Just thinking of you and wanted to stop by and say hello. Hope that you have enjoyed your summer.

Kathy M.

betsy said...

Your work is AWESOME!! I love how you put things together.

betsy said...

Your work is AWESOME! I love how you put things together to create such beautiful pieces. I'm having fun Pinning...tfs

Audrey Pettit said...

Your blossom is just gorgeous, Cherry! So soft and vintage and feminine. I haven't tried that flame technique yet, but really should give it a try. Works so perfectly with your wide ribbons. Love the finished pillow box, too!

Dee in N.H. said...

What an awesome flower! Really sweet project!

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful dear! A wonderful gift idea!

Just a little something from Judy said...

You are one of my favorite artists of all time! You inspire me and amaze me with every visit here. With the clear details of your tutorial, I think even I could attempt one of the flowers. Thank you so much!