Monday, September 13, 2010

Playing with coffee filters - by Jorunn

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;
*Coffee filters
*Distress ink
*Spray bottle

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:
 I have added some glitter glue on the coffee filter roses, and a white rose in the center 
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. 

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! 
Have fun!


  1. Thanks for sharing these are gorgeous.
    Chris x

  2. very pretty - the look of the filter adds the extra element to a fabric like finish

  3. Interesting use of filter papers, they have turned out really well. I think one can also use those paper type laundry sheets for putting in washes to prevent colours spreading.
    The filters have a better texture though IMHO. TFS

  4. What a great idea !!! This is really great !
    greetings, martina

  5. Thank you for sharing such a great idea! I'm always interested in ideas to make flowers from scratch much more fun x thank you Love Em x

  6. Wow these are gorgeous. Wish I had a coffee filter. Hmmmm...will have to find one. Thanks for sharing.

  7. WOW these are gorgeous ...fab tutorial, thanks for sharing
    xx Lizzy xx :)

  8. Hi Jorunn,

    Also on your beautiful card:)
    Thank you for THE idea.

    Hugs out Holland

  9. Great card and I love the soft flowers you created. Thanks for sharing your idea!

  10. Merci pour ce tuto et bravo pour ta jolie carte! bises. Nadine

  11. I lovelovelove these flowers! Am always on the lookout for new ideas of embellishments to make and this one I'm definitely making :-)


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