Saturday, March 3, 2012
I received a very exciting email the other day, letting me know that I had been chosen as a Guest Design Team member for the Sugar Creek Hollow Blog!! SUCH an honor, right? I sure thought it was…but it wasn’t until I said yes, that I was told what the challenge was….Ready? Trash to Treasure. (Insert screeching breaks) So totally not in my comfort zone. As I was in the process of writing back to Cec, to her to tell her that I had just broken, not one…but both of my arms in a very nasty stamping accident (if you know me, you know telling a lie is not in my forte. Actually, I was born with a guilty conscience. It was not at all unusual when I was a child to wake my Mom up in the middle of the night to tell her the truth. She’d just pat me on the head and say, “that’s nice. Now, go back to bed”.) and would not be able to join them. But…that’s when it came to me what I could do! It didn’t hurt, of course, that I had just opened a recent purchase from Papertrey Ink…and sitting in front of me, was the tissue they use to wrap the stamps in. Normally, that tissue goes right in the trash, but…no, no, no…. not this time. This time that trash was going to become a flower.
Since, I’ve been on a bit of a tutorial run here lately, I thought I would show you how I made my flower.
Gift wrap tissue paper (pretty, huh?)
Cut a strip of tissue and fold over several times.
Cut through several layers at a time with a die of your choice. I used a Blossoms 3 from Spellbinders.
Spray with Tattered Angels Mist. The tissue will be fragile at this point, so be careful.
I dried mine with a heat gun, but you could certainly set them aside to dry.
Take 3 or 4 tissue flowers, stack them and fold in half.
Now fold in half again so that you are left with a stack of blossoms folded in quarters.
Cut or punch a circle and apply adhesive to the circle. I used ATG adhesive.
Apply the stacked and folded blossoms to the circle. Repeat this three more times, until you have the circle completely covered.
Repeat those same steps with a second smaller die and circle.
Stack and glue the smaller set to the larger one.
Tada…a tissue paper flower.
I would now like to invite you over to the Sugar Creek Hollow Blog to see the Design Teams fabulous inspiration. Thank you so much to Cec and the rest of girls for asking me to join their team for the day!
Papertrey Ink ~ Celebrations Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink ~ Celebrations Frame Die
Papertrey Ink ~Harvest Berries Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink ~ Harvest Berries Die
Spellbinders Blossom 3 Die