7 July 2011

Flower Destructions


Morning Peeps!

I made one of these little flowers for last weeks Paper Sundaes DT card. I received a few e-mails asking how I did it, so I thought I'd show some destructions for anyone who wants them...

I had a good two metre length of Seam Binding to start with, but had loads left over. I just didn't want to run out, mid flower. BTW, you really must take a look at the Seam Binding over at Sew Sweet, there are sew (!) many colours to choose from, if choosing takes your fancy! ;)


Draw a circle, roughly the size you want your flower and cover it with double sided tape. Then cut a circle of card


Tie a knot in the end of the Seam Binding to give the centre of the flower a little oooomph and, well, stick it to the centre of the circle


Start to twist the Seam Binding


Then wrap the twisted Seam Binding around the knot in the centre of the circle, working out. Obviously you can vary the tightness of the twisting and wrapping for different effects



On the last wrap around, I left the twisting on the Seam Binding a little looser, to mimic the shape of a flower a bit more


Stick the end of the Seam Binding on the back of the flower


Voila!

Recipe
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: All Loved Up; Forever Friends
Tools: Flourish Die; Doohickeys, Nesties
Other: Seam Binding; Sew Sweet

31 comments:

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
just gorgeous
thank you for sharing how you've made them
hugs angelique

martina's kaartjes said...

fab flowers, great card ! lovely done
greetings, martina
x

maxine said...

Hi Faye I love the flowers they look so effective, thanks for the great tutorial I'm going to try making these hugs maxine x

Denise and Louise said...

Fantastic flowers and great tutorial. TFS.
Hugs xx

Margreet said...

What a gorgeous card with those awesome flowers, Fluffy....they seeem sew easy to make (I think...lol)
xxx Margreet

Danielle said...

Oh my goodness! How gorgeous! I'll be trying this for sure!

Catherine said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial Fluff ! Your flowers are gorgeous ! Got to try them ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Dorcas said...

Brilliant! I'll try this some day when I'm feeling particularly generous with my ribbons. lol

SemSee said...

This is AWESOME Faye!!!!!!! Thanks for the fab tute! STUNNING card hunni!!! :) xxx

Anita said...

Faye, this is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the destructions lol!

Pops x said...

This is stunning sweetie, hugs pops x

Carrie said...

Hi Hun

Oh I love it..now its just wether I dare try it myself lol... xx

coops said...

fantastic tutorial faye.thanks so mucf for sharing, your flowers look stunning :D

xx coops xx

Amanda R said...

I will have to try this with the seam binding cause my bows always look frumpy, great way to use it now!

Babs said...

Ooh these are great, thank you for the tutorial! I love making my own flowers, now I have a new one to try.
Have a lovely day,
Babs

Sandra said...

OOooo great destructions Faye... looks like I may neeeeed to get m'hands on some seam binding.
Great to catch up with you Sweetie.
Hugs
Sandra x

Shelly said...

Hello Fluffie! Oooohhhhh what a super fabby destruction tutorial thingy! I LOVE the way you've done these flowers... now I'll have to have a go! So yummy and gorgeous! Clever! Oh glad you like my doodles lol :) Shelly x

Mrs A. said...

Simples!!!! I'll get monkey straight onto making me some. Luv Muver.

xxxtglxxx said...

Fabulous tutorial - thanks so much, its brilliant :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Davi said...

Fabulous card...love those flowers. Great little instructions too:)

Suzie Q said...

Wow!!!!
thank you my lil fluff always wondered how they were done will have to test drive these x
hugs
lil fruit and nut x

Jo said...

Fanku much! easy to follow and with a thoroughly beautiful card at the end...love it!
CS xx

p.s. if monkey can do it, then I can! ;)

Mary J said...

Oh Faye, you make it look so easy - gotta try this!!

Jane said...

Flamin' 'eck..you iz way clever!!! x

Rae said...

I got some of the lovely seam binding in my lovely giveaway parcel from Sew Sweet so I'm going to try these as I think if I use felt backing rather than card they'd look good as decorations on my felt handbags, great tutorial

Sylvia said...

oh Faye, this is soooooo cool!!! Looks adorable (and easy).
Thanks soooo much for the great tutorial!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Gorgeous card and I LOVE those flowers! Thank You so much on sharing how you made them!

Donna said...

B-eautiful...and what a fab tut...clever girl...go you :) Donna x

~ Ali ~ said...

This is fantastic sweetie. I staple mine in the middle. Stunning card!

ali x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Somebody has posted a card on your blog here pretending they are you, Fluff! You know how sometimes you are flipping through creations on blogs and you just know that a certain card is by a certain person. I do that with yours usually but this one really pops as being "something completely different"! Perfect design, lovely paper, swirls and roses! Great tutorial too. Hugs, Lesley

Delphine said...

Brilliant tutorial, lovely Faye! Thank you for sharing, the result is gorgeous! Oh yes, I thought I would leave you a comment from time to time on one thing I missed while I was away:-)... MWAH! BIG hugs Delphine xx