Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shabby Chic Flowers

Today I am sharing how I made my Shabby Chic (sounds much better than just plain old shabby) flowers like I used on this card.
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To make the black flower I used:

Heavyweight white paper
Black dye ink
Brayer
Spellbinders Blossom Nesitibilities (but blossom type punches will work just as well)
Sanding block and/or emery board
Button or large brad for centre

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To get the white core I brayered black dye ink on to the white paper, giving a good even coverage.  However you could use any designer paper instead and miss out this part.

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Cut out three shapes using the three smallest dies in the set, don't bother embossing them



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Sand the edges of each layer to expose the white core (do this with designer paper as well)


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Crumple each layer up well.


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Open each layer out but don't straighten the shapes out too much


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Apply a strong glue in the centre of each layer - the one I use is clear drying and holds all embellishments really well.


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Using wire cutters snip off the shank of the button (you may need to sand this smooth if you don't get a clean cut)


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Apply the button to the centre, pushing down well.


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And there you have a shabby chic flower, quick and easy


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I hope this will be of use to you, and I'm looking forward to seeing lots of shabby chic flowers in blog-land.  Have a great weekend!

hugs
Bev x

19 comments :

  1. Oooooh, I love it. Thankyou. Gorgeous card as well. Bring on WOJ stamps.

    Kylie xo

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  2. Beautiful, Bev! This looks like something even I can do - lol! TFS!
    Love and hugs ~ Lori

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  3. I love this blog. Great tutorials, so easy to follow. Thankyou. The card is so beautiful. The stamp is georgeous. Love Sandra x

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  4. Such a great idea! I love these flowers!

    Love Gøril

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  5. Love these flowers. Don't have nesties, but will try with punchouts. Thanks for this Bev.

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  6. grat flowers, thanks for the gorgeous tutorial.
    Hugs Babsi

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  7. Gorgeous flower! I'll sure be doing lots of these! Thanks for a great tutorial! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

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  8. Thanks for sharing Bev. I was on the fence on getting this set but saw you were going to do a tutorial and they were 40% off so I did. I have a hint for anyone using buttons with shanks. After cutting off the shank, use some sort of grinder to remove the rest (hold the button with a pliers or something) I either use our big table grinder or I received a cordless Dremmel for Christmas I can use now too. Now all those buttons will lay flat when I want to use them. Again thanks for all your inspiration.

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  9. I did love this flower when I saw it well in fact the whole card was gorgeous thanks for the tutorial.
    Christine x

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  10. Absolutely adore this card. The colour combination you've used works so well. I'll be following you from now on, x

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  11. hi bev, thanks for the tutorial will take a print of it and have a go love bluebell x.

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  12. Bev these are fabulous and it looks achieveable. Your card is stunning by the way. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  13. Great tutorial! Love to try this one out some day! Thanks for sharing, Bev.
    Hugs Yolanda

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  14. wunderschöne blumen und die karte sieht richtig klasse aus, toll, das mädel hat das kleine schwarze an *giggle*
    lg
    sanny

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  15. wow! fabulous flower, Bev! thanks for the tutorial!!

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  16. Thanks for the tutorial- will give it a go- and will be going through the button box!

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  17. Hi Bev,
    love the tutorial:)
    i already created this one some
    years ago, never tought of making it à tutorial;)
    Nice you did!!!
    digihugs
    Sonja

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  18. your card is beautiful. As they alway are. love the flowers. thanks for sharing how you made them. What is the background you used?? That just pops out, I just love it never seen anything like that before.

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  19. hello I too had done the flowers but instead of rubbing them I wet the edges with water with a brush. I love this flower. You can see it here:
    http://scripposcrappo.blogspot.com/2010/01/lo-ol-per-scrapbookingfreedom.html
    I love your tutorial.

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