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Friday, August 6, 2010

Flower Tutorial and {ippity} Giveaway

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Well, here I finally am with my flower tutorial, and I'll have to apologize! My tripod is on it's last leg (no pun intended!!!) so I couldn't actually take photos to demonstrate me actually DOING the flower, but I think you'll get the idea!



Supplies needed: Sparkle Mod Podge, scalloped circle punches (any size) but I used 3" and 2". A foam brush, a brad and a piercer or hole puncher of some sort.

And don't forget about your vintage sheet music! I found a whole box of these bad boys at an Antique Consignment shop on my lunch break one day.


Punch your scalloped circles out, I used four 3" circles and three 2" circles, I like my flower to be nice and full.
Crinkle them up in a ball and then un-crinkle them :) This will give them some texture and also help to prevent them from sticking to your drying surface.


Apply a pretty generous coat of sparkle Mod Podge to both sides of each piece. I used a paper plate to work on and then put them on tin foil to dry (they didn't stick to the tin foil much).


Let them dry for about 15-20 minutes, they should still be tacky. Stack them all on top of each other as pictured (in the picture they do not have mod podge on them, but you get the idea, right?!)

Use your paper piercer or hole punch to make a hole through the center and insert your brad. Now you can crinkle it up some more and shape it to how you like it. Set it aside to dry all the way. It will dry very stiff and crunchy, and sparkly beautiful!!



If you do not have access to Vintage sheet music and would like to make your own flowers, you can purchase the pre-punched scallops HERE in my Etsy shop!
You've seen these before, but here are some samples of flowers used on a layout and a card.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today! To thank you all for your visits to my little blog and the lovely comments you leave that brighten my day, I would like to do a giveaway today! All you have to do is leave a comment here on this post and you will be entered to win the "Where You Should Be" ippity set pictured below, along with some pre-punched scallops to make your own flower and some other goodies that I will throw in for the winner :)

The winner will be announced on Tuesday! Have a great weekend!
xx, nora anne

27 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome tutorial....those flowers are awesome!!!!

My Angel said...

Fabulous Tutorial!!! Love the flowers!! Thanks for the chance to win this Ippity Set & some flowers. Would love to win!!

BJ said...

Thank You so much.....I love these flowers, and now I have an easy as all peasy tutorial on how to make them....YOU ROCK!!!!!

Sherri Thompson said...

These flowers are fabulous! I love how you added just a hint of sparkle with the sparkle mod podge. I have never seen this before! I'd love to try these, and that stamp set is on my wish list! Thanks for an awesome tutorial and giveaway!

Erika M. said...

Great tutorial - thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

this neat thanks for share these help tips.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I really need to start making some flowers:) Thanks for inspiring--and for the giveaway:)

lynn said...

great flower tutorial, nora anne:)

stampjourney said...

What an absolutely beautiful card! Thanks so much for the tutorial--sparkly mod podge is now on my weekend shopping list!

Gwen said...

LOVE these flowers and the card you showed using one! Gorgeous!

Brenda said...

Great tutorial! And you are giving away the set that's no. 1 on my Ippity wish list. Fingers crossed that I'll win.

scrappyteacher said...

Yay....thanks for the flower tutorial!!

Terri E. said...

I adore this sentiment!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Carisa said...

i love this!!!

JC said...

Very cool flowers. I need to start looking for old sheet music! Thanks for sharing!

certifiedpaperfreak said...

thanks for sharing the tutorial. it looks easy, but with beautiful results. i love that glitter mod podge.

Donna said...

LOVED your flowers!!! The pictures were the perfect accompaniment to your words. It was totally understandable.

Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity,
Donna
DonnaCMC at optonline dot net

Regina said...

You are too sweet - I love that the flower tutorial, and the fact that you're giving away such goodies to boot! The flowers look great -- love how they turn out -- and such a great embellishment on lovely cards.

FibreJunky said...

I LOVE those flowers!!! Now I'm wishing I'd managed to snag more of the sheet music from my grandparents' estate.

Mod Podge Amy said...

I love this! Can I repost it - oh please?

marilyn said...

WOW - love your flowers. I'm so in love with sheet music. Thanks for the chance to win!

Terri said...

Love your flowers! The Mod Podge effect is great!

TaraDid said...

I didn't even know that Mod Podge came in a sparkly version! Great tutorial - your flowers are just beautiful!

Thanks also for the opportunity to win some Ippity stamps and some of these cool flowers! ~Tara D.

Rona said...

awesome tutorial and gorgeous flowers -I haven't used mod podge on these yet!! I will have to give that a try!!

Suzi said...

Awesome flowers. Will have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing the instructions!

Kelly Landers said...

This is so gorgeous!! And to think I just bought some flowers like this!! I should have made them! Thanks!!

Jen said...

NoraAnne, your tutorial was great! I didn't know they make sparkly mod podge?? Love your flowers...and they look pretty fabulous on your cards too!