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28 February 2012
It's Tutorial Tuesday time again, and today I have a tutorial for making Grunge Flowers.

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

7-727E Bahama
6-633D Starlight
10-1001E White


LF-191 Grand Dahlia
S4-328 Foliage
NEST-005 Nestabilities Circles

JustRite Stamps:

JB 09835 You're So Sweet

Other Materials Used:

Grunge Paper
Various Inks (I used Crafters)
Pearl Ex Powders
Purple Dye Ink
Decorative Button
Pearl Glimmer Mist

Instructions for making Grunge Flower:

Step One:

Using Grand Dahlia, cut out four of the smallest flowers from the Grunge Paper.

You may need to run the paper through the cutting machine twice as it is quite thick.  Although it will look like it hasn't cut properly, you will find the shapes pop out quite easily.

Step Two:

Ink one side of the flower using the inkpad to apply the ink.  

Step Three:

Using a darker ink, lightly ink over top of the first coat of light ink.
When dry turn over and cover the back of the flowers with the dark ink.

Step Four:

Stack the petals one on top of the other with petals opposing.  Using a sharp tool, make two holes and thread through some wire to hold the petals together.  Twist the wire and cut. 

Step Five:

Spritz with Glimmer Mist and then bend and fold petals to give a distressed look.  Dry with a heat gun.

To finish flower attach a decorative button to the centre using some glue.

Tutorial Created by Design Team member-TRACEY


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