Well, here they are, step by step instructions for the paper ribbon flowers I briefly showed on QVC last week:
(Apologies, that there is no video - blumin thing would not work again!)
Cut lots of strips of any paper approximately the same length & width
I did mine at about 15cm long & 0.5cm wide
Use as many different papers as you want - I used 3 different designs for these particular flowers.
Take the Large Stix2 3d foam squares and place one seperately on the sheet - away from the others - and peel backing off!
Take a strip of the paper and twist at the ends to make a loop
Using tweezers (as it makes it so much easier!!) nip at the ends and secure on to your 3d foam square
Take another strip of paper and repeat the process, alternating your designs.
You will finish up with this!
Punch two scallop circles in co-ordinating coloured card stock. I did one of them using a 1.5" diameter punch and one using a 1.25" diameter punch
Place another large 3d foam square over the ends of your strips to cover and secure.
Secure your scallop circles on top to finish!
Lift carefully from the sheet with your 3d foam square still attached to the back ready for you to place on to your card!
Just to share this with you as well though..........
I wanted to put my flower somewhere safe whilst I made some more to make a card - I had this canvas on my table ready for another project so placed it on to there! Then my mind starting spinning!! A Canvas of Flowers!!!!
So, I made 2 more flowers of varying sizes and ended up with this as their resting place!!
It is going to make a fab picture for one of my Niece's rooms when I finish it! Going to cover the canvas with paint, papers and a bit of bling! Will post final picture when finished!!
Funny how sometimes you start off to make one thing and end up making something completely different isn't it!!
I hope this has helped - make sure you send me photos of your finished flowers and what you make them into!
Mr Tim Holtz!! Eeeeekkkk!!
I am going on a Tim Holtz Workshop to spend an afternoon being taught by the man himself - learning lots of new techniques and playing with all his new products - I cannot wait to get my fingers dirty!! Wonder what we will be making - eeeekkkkkk!
I promise I will put pictures up here on my Blog of my finished work when I return to share with you all!
The Inkspot in Hamilton near Glasgow - have very kindly asked me to visit them to demonstrate in their lovely store on the 11th & 12th March and also to teach two days of workshops on the 8th & 9th of April!!