Back today with another type of vintage-y distressed flowers that you can make yourself! To start out, you'll want to choose a color palette to work with. I chose these 4 colors....spring moss, ripe avocado, raspberry fizz & aqua mist.
Next up, I got out my Marvy flower punches. These are great for those of you that don't really want to hand cut flowers or tear your papers by hand.
Next up, just punch out a few different flowers using the papers in the colors you selected.
Next up, take those pretty little flowers and wad them up in the tightest little balls you can! I know, I know......it just doesn't seem right to take something so pretty and do what seems like you're going to be ruining it, but you're just gonna have to trust me on this one. :) Go ahead.....wad 'em up. I'll wait.
All right, now un-wad them. But don't flatten them out too much. You want to keep some of that lovely rumpled-ness. Yes, I made that word up.
Now, see how cute they're gonna be??? But we're not done yet.
Before we sew a button in the center, we're gonna use some of Papertrey's new Vintage Touch tea dye inks. These inks are just perfect for rubbing right around the edges of your flowers or other papers you want to distress.
I like to use the tea dye inks AFTER I've rumpled the flowers up because this will allow the ink to catch some of those great wrinkles, adding even more dimension to your flowers.
I only used the lighter of the two tea dye inks (chamomile) on my flowers, but you can use both if you like. See how cool they're looking??
Now before I sew the button to the center of the flowers, I do myself a favor and punch the holes out with a paper piercer. Makes the sewing part lots easier!
Use a giant needle to thread the button right onto the flower. This way, you don't have to use any adhesive to adhere those layers together. Just let the thread do the work for you by tying a bow in the center of the button.
Voila! Finished flower. Cute, right??
And here's the little gem on a finished card. What do you think??
I used a sentiment from my Scattered Showers stamp set and sewed a strip of ribbon on the card front. And yes, there's another bit of patterned paper punched with my new embossed curve punch. Darn, I love that thing. :)
That's all I've got for you today, my friends. But be SURE and check back tomorrow......big giveaways here at the blog-o that I don't think you'll want to miss out on!