Friday, April 5, 2013

Tutorial for easy Tissue paper Flowers

Easy Tissue Paper Flowers

Supplies needed for flowers:

1. Tissue paper- colored- dark blue, light blue, striped, white, ivory

2.  Ink pads -Stampin’ Up!  Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral

3.  Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist -   Cranberry Zing, Delphinium, Yellow Daisy

4.  Stamps- Doodlebug  Designs  – Swiss dots and flowers background stamps, Recollections- flourish design background

5.  Punches -Recollections- large daisy, small circle, EK Success 5 petal flower

6.  Acrylic block, baby wipes to clean stamps, brads, paper piercer tool, craft mat, wax paper, tweezers,

7.  Self-Healing mat

Other items needed to make cards:

1. Cards or cardstock folded into cards
8.   ribbon
2.  pop dots
9.  rickrack
3.  ATG
10.  pearls
4.  Glue dots
11.  paper trimmer
5.   Copics or other coloring medium
12.  quick dry glue
6.   digis
13.  scissors
7.  cardstock and designer papers - DCWV Spring collection prints and solids, Recollections-red, Georgia Pacific- white, Bazzill- deep blue

Set up work station and fold tissue paper for flowers:
I put down a craft mat to cover the counter, then wax paper to cover that when spritzing the tissue.
Water spritzing the tissue paper is used on some layers of a flower to help spread the ink.
I am recycling tissue paper from gifts, so first straighten out the tissue.
You will need to repeat the following on several sheets of tissue paper, depending on the number of flowers you plan to use on your card (I used 10 sheets for this card) or for stock for future cards

Fold the tissue paper in half and in half again so you have fourths.

Now fold in half again so you have 8 layers.  You are ready to punch out flowers.

Stamping the flower tissue paper:

Make sure the stamp is covered with ink.

Place the stamp as close to the edge as you can. Press it down so the tissue absorbs the ink. Re-ink the stamp and line it up with the design and stamp aging. Cover the paper with the stamped design.

Turn the tissue paper over and stamp the other side.

Refold into 8 layers.

 Now this layer is ready for punching out flowers.

Repeat the stamping procedure on other layers using some pattern and some blank stamps.

The blank stamped layers are the ones that will need to be spritzed to spread the ink; but, it can also be used to spread dot patterns, etc.

Working on flower layers that need spritzing of the tissue paper:

I used Tattered Angles, but any brand will work. Have your tissue in 4 layers.

Spritz your tissue holding the mist about 12- 18 inches from the tissue.
You should have a light shade or partially covered tissue.

Spritz it again. It will soak in and you should have a medium shade

Spritz it again to make a darker shade covering the tissue.

Let dry and then Spritz the other side if you like.

Now fold into 8 layers and you’re ready to punch out flowers.

Note: I cleaned up the Glimmer Mist with 409 cleaner from the counter and mat. It came right up.

Punching out the flowers:

These are the punches I will be using

Make sure you punch out 8 layers at a time.  Leave the folded side till last. It helps hold the papers in place while punching out the flowers.

When you have punched flowers along the bottom of your paper, trim off the cut edges so it will be easy to punch out more flowers.

Note: I found you have to do between 6-10 layers. If you do less the punch does not work well and it tears the tissue too easy. More than 10 and is too hard to punch out. It is too thick. 8 layers work best.

Note: When punching out your flowers the tissue will hang up and some will tear when removing the tissue after you punched out a flower.
Use tweezers to remove the pieces of tissue. The next 2 photos show me doing this.

This photo shows all the punched out flowers and circles. The circles can be used as part of the center of the flowers or saved to use on cards at a later day.

Assembling the flowers:

Get your brads, paper piercer tool, self-healing mat ready to assemble your flowers.

 Place 8-12 flowers on your mat.  It is best if the flowers are not lined up so the petals are between spaces. The centers need to be lined up. It is okay for the white or ivory petals to show. Just make sure you have a colored flower on top.  Using your piercing tool punch a hole in the center of the flowers.

Carefully lift the flower with the piercing tool in it and push the tool through till you have a hole big enough to put your brad prongs though. Pull out the piercing tool holding the flowers in place.

Insert your brad.

Turn over the flower and separate the prongs on the brad and push them down. You now have a flower set it aside. Now you can make another.
Note: Some of your petals will tare or you will cut pieces off when punching. Do not worry. Put them in the center of your flower for the fullness.

This photo shows all the flowers I made. The deep blue, light blue, and stripe came from pre-colored tissue, the Mauve, Yellow, and Periwinkle are spritzed, the rest are from stamped tissue.

Now that your flowers are made, print off some digis.
I used Sadie the Skunk, Leslie in the Garden, and Ornate Frame.
You can find these digis here

Color your digis with your choice of medium. I used Copies. I accented the frames with Silver and Gold Ink It Up ink pads. Then high-lighted the gold frame with Gold Metallic Gelly Roll pen.

Copics used are : Red and Coral- R20, R22, R24,R29, R35, R59, Blue- B21, B23, B26, B29, Aqua- BG11, BG13, BG15, Purple- BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08, Yellows- Y06, Y17, Y21, Y23, YR24, Skin- E000, E00, E01, E02, Gray/Black- C1, C3, C5, C7, C10, Green- G03, G07, G28, G94,YG01, YG03, Stump- W1, W3, W5, W7, W10, Brown- E31, E33, E37,E41, E43, E44, E47, E49, E57, E59, E95, Pink- RV02, RV06, RV09, RV10, RV13

I went through and picked out flowers I thought would go with each digi and set them by the digi.
As you can see the frames are accented and I have put sentiments inside them

The sentiments are by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles- “Those we Love”-
Thank you ladies for these sentiments. 
Cards using the stamped tissue paper flowers.

These sentiments are by Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles- Celebrate Today
The other 2 sentiments are typed on my computer and printed off.

This card is using one of the Spritzed flowers. The color is Cranberry Zing.

This sentiment is by Clear Dollar Stamps.  It is from a set called Raccoon Friends. It has 5 sentiments. 
These cards are using pre-colored tissue paper flowers.

Note: The flowers can be stored in a box with wax paper or cardstock between the layers, or in a single layer in a baggie so the brad prongs do not tear them.

I hope you enjoyed making flowers with me.  This is a lot of fun as you can make them any color you need. I hope you will try this soon.  See you next time. Edwina


Rhonda Miller said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I can't wait to try this. Your cards are fabulous.

Lynnel Lynch said...

Those flowers are so lovely. Great tutorial. Thanks so for sharing. I'd love to try this someday. It's always fun to learn new things.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Oh my goodness Edwina. What a wonderfully detailed tutorial. Now I just have to buy a flower punch and I'll be all set with how to make these incredible flowers. Thanks so much for including my sentiments on your beautiful cards. I've got them both posted into the gallery.

Lisa D.

Desire Fourie said...

An awesome tutorial and wonderful creations. Saw you on The Path of Positivity over at Lisa. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}