August 17, 2010

Metal Flower Tutorial

Thanks for stopping by today!  I had quite a few questions on how I made the Metal Flower Embellishments I created for the projects on this post, so today I have a mini tutorial for you. (For my tutorial I embossed the flowers to add texture).  This also fits the "handmade flowers" challenge at Cards.

Supplies:
Big Shot
Alterations Tattered Floral Die
Embossing Folder - I used the Texture Fades Damask
Ten Second Studios Metal - I used Barn Red
Brad
Sanding Block
Needle or Poking Tool



Using your Big Shot, Metal and Tattered Floral Die, cut 3 small flowers, then Emboss


Sand raised areas to expose metal core



Stagger cut flowers, poke hole in center to add Brad



Curl petals as desired



Finished Flower



Here I added some greenery to the flower, and tied a Red Satin Ribbon around the Sizzix Bigz Pro Die Box Dress (656598)



use the same concept for making a larger blossom.  Here I used 2 small flowers, 2 medium flowers and 1 large flower

16 comments :

Christine said...

I look at your blog everyday using Google Reader and sadly don't comment often. But today, I had to come by and say thanks for the tutorial. I love these and will definately be using this technique!!!

BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!

Blessings,
Christine

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome Lisa, gonna have to try this one! great tutorial

Velta said...

Hi Lisa ~ Thank you for sharing this tutorial...It is truly amazing...I would love to try these metal flowers...you are obviously more advanced that I am when it comes to techniques like this one...Again thanks!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Busy lady, thanks for the tut, beautiful project.

Basement Stamper said...

Great tutorial-might need to look into this stuff-love what you do with the metal flowers.

Kristen said...

Lisa,
GORGEOUS....Thanks so much for the tutorial....Love the flowers!

Terry said...

Wonderful flower Lisa! Thanks for taking the time to share a tutorial! That is awesome!

Ruby said...

Ooh BEAUTIFUL Lisa!! Me likey! :o)

Michele said...

What an awesome tutorial!!! So cool!

Evelyn S. said...

I have to try this! I actually have some of that metal! Great tutorial and wonderful flowers, Lisa. Thanks!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! Lisa, this is gorgeous! Wonderful tutorial.. definitely will have to try this out soon!

Tracy said...

Fantastic tutorial Lisa and your flower is a perfect complement for the dress shaped card. Very cute!

Rose said...

Oh my gosh, those are beautiful! I need Charlotte and Maria to come over and the three of us crank some of these beauties out. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

BarbaraW said...

Such a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

Suzanne C said...

Awesome tutorial and gorgeous gown with accent. I am definitely going to try this. :)

Nan said...

Thanks for doing this tutorial.I tend to avoid using metal sometimes but you made it seem doable. :) Nan

 
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