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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

My First tutorial - With Sizzix Tattered flowers !! (A pic heavy post)

I want to Thank Itsy Bitsy for coming up with a Challenge like this for the month of July. As soon as I saw the topic, I decided I am gonna give a try at it… A  project with Sizzix product. The twist is to have a tutorial with it. I wanted to use the chance otherwise I don’t think I will do a Tutorial. I prefer doing a photo step by step tutorial coz If It is a video, I need someone with me to record. 

Recently I tried this Tattered flowers and showcased this die at Kukies Basket as a design team member. From that day, I fell in love with the die.  So I thought it will be easy for me to work with something that I am in love with.

The tattered flowers is a set of four pieces.  Am gonna show you now how I use them on my creations. I prefer starting with White Diecuts in paper which allows me to use the lovely distress inks, I use it in paper because I want the papers to be soft n curl however I want it to be.

Things needed:
  1. Tattered florals Diecut
  2. Distress Inks (I used Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick)
  3. Blending  tool
  4. Embossing tool
  5. Quilling tool
  6. Stamp(preferably a script)
  7. Stamping Ink-Black
  8. A Spritzer bottle (I do not own any mini mister. So I use a Hair spray bottle which I tried some Decoupage on)
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I started distressing the Diecuts with Worn lipstick Distress pad and then with Fired Brick for a darker shade. I prefer distressing it both the sides. 

After Distressing, it looks like this. 

Step 2:

To add Patterns, I randomly stamped on them with a stamp in Black ink.

Step 3:

Now, Emboss in the center for a raised effect and then curl the edges with a Quilling tool (I do it either inside or outside or a combination of both). For ths flower, I had done it inwards.

Step 4:

Align the diecuts one over the other acc to their sizes and secure in the middle with Glue. 

Step 5:

Now embellish them as you like in the centre. I have just cut the pollens from their wires and used it at the centre.

Now, The flower is ready to be added in my creations.

I have used these Diecuts in all the following creations this month:

This is the one with a same style. But I had used Pine needles Distress Inks on the flowers.

In the next one, I have done distressing randomly without stamping on it. Have added Bling in the centre. 
I used it in Recycled Box

The next one is simple without any Distressing. A plain color Diecut where i used a combination of curling the petals. One inside and the other outside alternatively. To add dimension to it, I colored them here n there. Added a little pearl in the centre. 
I have used this flower in a tag below. 

In this last one, I Distressed the white diecuts with Peeled paint and Tea dye combination. Sprayed water with a spray bottle. Crumpled it and allowed it dry. And after sometime, I just opened and adhered it one over the other. Finally added a Star charm in the centre. 
I have used this in a Money Envelope. 

Thats all for now. Hope the tutorial is ok with u all.. Pls leave your comments n suggestions. I have so many ready tattered flowers in my stash now which I will be usingin the upcoming creations. 

Happy Crafting Guys..Enjoy!!!

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  1. Lovely flowers ,Thanks for the tutorial !

  2. Beautiful bloom n the tutorial is so simple to follow with all the details.

  3. lovely flowers all are...thanks for sharing.

  4. So easy to follow and perfectly explained! I like the effect the stamped text adds to the flowers!

    Happy Crafting!

  5. Catherine, you have a beautiful blog. Lovely creations quilled and otherwise. Thank you for this tutorial. I would love to try it out someday :)

  6. What a fantastic tutorial! I always wondered how these flowers were created and now that I have that die, I am definitely going to give it a try. Fantastic stuff Catherine! Thanks so much for playing along ItsyBitsy's Sizzix Tutorial Challenge. All the very best!
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

  7. Wow - what a great tutorial! Thank you - am going to try this one of these days! Thank you for your comment on my blog - and for becoming a follower. I am following you now too! Looking forward to more tutorials - I love learning new techniques!

    Take care,
    KT Fit Kitty