Thursday, 27 October 2011

Flower Tutorial - Spellbinders Rose Creations Die Flower



Hi everyone.  I recently showed these little creations in a previous post but didnt do a tutorial as I found it on another bloggers site.  In my post I gave you the link to the tutorial on Gabrielle's blog.  However, a few of you have asked me to do a tutorial on how I made mine.  So, I asked Gabrielle would she mind and she has very graciously and kindly given me the go ahead to do my own tutorial on these flowers.  Thank you Gabrielle.  She has a beautiful site so if you want to visit her gorgeous blog, click here.

So here is what you will need

Spellbinders Rose Creations Die

You will need the Spellbinders Rose Creations Die. HOWEVER....it can be made with different dies, for example the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die or maybe flowers from a couple of different punches or hand cut flowers of your own.
Glue - I use hot glue but you can use whichever you feel comfortable with.  Wet glues work just as well but will take a little bit longer to set.
Embossing tool or the rounded end of a pen.
White Cardstock (I use 300gsm) or if you prefer, patterned card stock or papers.
Distress Inks (optional)
Piece of foam or back of a mouse mat.

Now for the fun stuff.....

1. Cut 1 small, 1 next up, 1 next up again and 2 of the next size up

2. Ink all your flowers

So you need 5 flowers to make this flower.  So starting from the smallest cut, you need

1 x smallest flower
1 x next flower size up
1 x next flower size up to the last
2 x next flower size up again

If you are using plain cardstock and wish to add colour, you can use distress inks to ink each flower like photo 2.

3.  All flowers inked up

4.Take smallest petal and emboss the petal

5. Turn small flower into bud

Once you have all your flowers inked (if you chose to do this - photo 3), its time to make the centre of your flower.

Take the smallest flower, and place inked side down onto a piece of foam or the back of a mouse mat.  Using your embossing tool or rounded end of a pen in circular motions emboss the petals of the flower (photo 4).  This breaks the fibres in the paper and makes it easier to mould into a bud shape.

Form this little flower into a bud, and glue it to stay in this position.  I have other tutorials showing how I do this. (photo 5).

Once glued, set this bud aside until you need it.

6. Fold petals into pointed ends

7. Do this to the remaining flowers

Now, taking the remaining flowers, pinch or fold over the end of the petals to make it into a point. (photo 6 and 7).

8. Push thumb nail into petal and push forward

9. Here you can see how the petal is shaped

10. Do this to all 4 flowers

Once you have all the petals folded into a point, you need to shape the petals.  You need to take the petal point between your finger and thumb and with your other thumb, press your nail into the bottom of the petal whilst pushing the petal point forward. Do this with all the petal.  It creates a sort of bowl in the middle of the flower....see photos 8 and 9.

You can see what it should look like in photo's 9 and 10.  Do it to all 4 flowers.


11. Stack on top of each other and pinch in petals around the bud

12. Add next layer

13.  Add final layer

Now all you need to do is glue the flower together.  Place some glue on the bottom of the bud and place it into the next sized flower. Press the petals in around the bud.  See Photo 11.  Makes sure you alternate the petals as you glue them together.

Now, you can add as many or as little layers as you like, depending on the size of flower you would like.  The photos above shows you what the flower looks like with each added layer.

And thats it, your flower is made.  Here is what they look like.


Coloured using walnut stain distress inks


Coloured using Old Paper Distress Ink

Using different coloured Distress Inks

Here I have used the leaves from the Spellbinders Rose Creations Die
I coloured these 2 with Wild Honey and Victorian Velvet

Here I have added leaf veins to the leaves by embossing the
 lines on the back of the leaf and then colouring with Pine Needle Distress Ink over them

The end results

Distress Inks Used:

Walnut Stain,
Old Paper,
Victorian Velvet,
Wild Honey and,
Pine Needles for the leaves.

Thats it folks.  Hope you will make these beautiful flowers and I look forward to seeing your results.  Have fun and as usual if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.  All comments and questions are greatly received and appreciated.

Have a lovely crafty day.

Toodles Noodles, 

Loops xx




47 comments:

  1. Very interesting !thanks for tutorial !

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  2. Great flowers Lee. Thanks for sharing Di xx

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  3. Gorgeous seen these on C&C they do make fantastic flowers yours are stunning.
    Chris x

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  4. More beautiful flowers! And great tutorial. Another die to add to my wish list! x
    Wendy x

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous and another great tutorial too, Luv Sam x

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  6. So beautiful, thanks for sharing.

    xxx Monica

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  7. Beautiful, you have the best tutorial here!

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  8. These are stunning, I tried this when I saw it last time but failed miserably, I am going to try again with your step by step instructions, fab tut Lee
    Tilly x

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  9. Lovely flowers as always Lee. Fab tutorial. Will have a go at these x

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  10. Beautiful flowers Lee, you're spoiling us with all these tutorials. Debs xx

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  11. Beautiful roses. Love this die too.xx

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  12. OMW....they are so beautiful hun....and the colours are gorgeous too....stunning work...!

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous Lee...fab tutorial.
    Wendy xx

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  14. All your flowers are fabulous Lee!!!!! Thanks for the tutorial but You are still the queen of flowers!!!!!!!

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  15. Wow what a fab tutorial and those flowers look gorgeous, a must to add to my Christmas list lol!!!! Thankyou for your lovely comments on my blog X
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  16. OMG Lee these are just stunning and your tutorial makes it look easy - I may have to give it a go!!
    Fantastic!!
    Laurie x

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  17. Oh wao Lee... These are looking gorgeous! U are now a flower queen!!! Love love these flowers... you have given so many options with the same dies... thanks a ton!! Whenever I am gonna buy CB or BS, I will buy this set of dies 1st!!! Love it...

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  18. These are seriously beautiful!!!Love them!!

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  19. these are stunning lee.thanks for another fantastic tutorial :D

    xx coops xx

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  20. Fab tutorial, the flowers look beautiful, thanks for sharing
    Lindsay xx

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  21. Brilliant tutorial and fantastic outcome they are stunning.
    Maureen........x

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  22. Wow, thanks for the tutorial... these are so beautiful and very different from any other I have seen. I have the Tim Holtz Tattered die... haven't tried it yet, just got it! But love the looks of this die, do you know if it would work in the BigKick machine???? Also just got it and haven't used it either! Thanks for sharing another great tutorial... love your flowers!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra
    pendrasplace.blogspot.com

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  23. Wowzers Lee you are so creative these are just stunning hugs Rebekah xx

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  24. These are GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for sharing with us :) Something else that needs to go on my 'Need' list now ;)

    Carol x

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  25. These are so pretty, I have the dies but not used them much as yet tfs :O) Viv xx

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  26. Lee some more lovely flowers, thanks for the tutorial.x

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  27. Another great tutorial, just might have to get myself a couple of flower dies and try them out.
    Anne x

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  28. Lee, these roses are stunning! Great tutorial!

    Samantha
    hooliewoodcreations.blogspot.com

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  29. Świetne kwiatuszki:)Dziękuję za chęć podzielenia się pomysłem:)

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  30. Lee, fantastic flowers!! Your tutorial is brilliant, so easy to follow even I might be able to make one :) Thank you for the great instructions. If there was a prize for best tutorials, you should get it!

    Love Maddy x

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  31. Lee, I'm very glad to find your beautiful blog! Thank you for this tutorial- I like it very much!

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  32. Another beautiful tutorial, If i get this die i will be trying this one,Thank you for sharing.And i can't wait to see your first large tag

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  33. wow. these are amazing. I have this die and cannot get my flowers to look anywhere near as good as these.
    love your tutorial. thanks for that. will have another go with my attempts now.
    thanks for visiting my blog too x

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  34. Another wonderful tutorial! Thanks for posting my candy on your side bar! You're too kind! My birthday is towards the end of the candy!
    Good Luck in the draw!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  35. stunning just stunning
    Hugs :o)
    Dottie

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  36. Hi Lee, love these scrummy flowers and amazing tut too. Thanks hun.

    Donna x

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  37. Gorgeous hunny.....I need to make more too! xx

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  38. fab tutorial and flowers,x

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  39. adore all your flowers and thank you so much for the tutorial really shows in detail how to become as great at you at making such stunning flowers
    Hugs and enjoy the rest of your weekend
    Kate xx

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  40. Stunning flowers, I must have a go at making these.

    Lizzie

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  41. Lee these are beautiful hun, you are the queen of handmade flowers :)
    I must confess I've had these dies for a few months but have only used them twice as it's just quicker to reach in the drawer and grab some shop bought flowers, note to self I must not be lazy and have Lee put me to shame lol.
    Hun enter these beautiful flowers in the Simon Says Stamp challenge, it's anything goes week :)
    hugs Mandy xx

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  42. Hi Lee as Mandy says these are beautiful I too have this die and haven't used it, slap my hand, thanks for your awesome tutorial hun, hugs Liz xx

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  43. Great tutorial Lee, these roses are gorgeous!

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  44. These are so pretty x thanks for taking the time x Leigh x

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  45. Wow these are delicious!! xx Jenny xx

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  46. As always lee the tut if fab and the finished result is beautiful xx

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  47. wow these are so beautiful thanks for the tutorial, I am always looking for new flowers to make. Your tutorial is perfect...

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