Coffee filters are great to make home made flowers or other embellishments with.
It is in just about every home too... easy access if you want to embellish your card with
some home made shapes.
Today I have used Coffee filters to make flowers and rosebuds.
Here is what you need;
Start by using the punches on the coffee filters, making the shapes you want.
I have used an oval punch and an oval scallop punch.
Use the sponge to add distress ink on the oval shapes.
It doesn't have to be even or pretty... just get the distress ink on there.
I have used faded jeans on my ovals.
On the scallop ovals I have used green distress ink.
Now, spray the shapes with water, and make sure you use a lot of water.
You will now see the distress ink changes and gets more even and soaking through the die cut.
Curl the wet die cuts, and let them dry.
Unfold the oval shapes a little, and add glue in the middle.....
.... and squeeze the bottom of the "rose" together.
The green scallop oval I have cut in two, using a regular scissors.
Wrap the scallop oval around the rose...
... use some green metal wire to die to tie them together and finishing the rosebud.
I save the green metal string I cut from my prima roses or other similar flowers, and I use them for my
home made rosebuds.
I have also made a bit larger rose, and a whole green scallop die cut for my card.
Going about it the same way as before, but open the oval a bit more, and I am not adding the metal wire.
Here is my finished card:
of the larger coffee filter rose.
I also used Whiff of Joy's new grass metal die, to make the leafs behind the coffee filter rose.
The butterfly charm is also to be found in the Whiff of Joy store,
and I have added glitter glue to this butterfly charm too.
The image is "Willow dressing up".
from the City girl collection, and I have colored her in using Copic Sketch Markers.
Hope you liked my coffee filter flowers,
and remember every shape can be used, making just that embellishments you
need for your card!