Thursday, July 23, 2009

Loli Pop Flower Tutorial

You know those cute little lolli pop flowers?
Well we're going to take it a little further with hearts.
This is the perfect way to embellish with matching papers & to use up scraps.

Tools need to make paper Flowers:
• Scissors or Cricut (I used the Plantin School Book Cartridge)
• White Paint
• Paint Brush
• Brads
• Spray Bottle or Glitter Water Spray (Optional)
• Hole Punch (I used my Big Bite Crop-a-dile, the smaller hole)
• Your choice of Card Stock or heavy weight pattern paper
• Distresser (Optional) (I don’t use it)

Step One:
Pick your card stock. You can pick 1 paper or a few.

Step Two:
Cut out your hearts.

If you hand cut them you don’t have to follow sizes just make them one bigger than the last.
Made with hearts.
1st layer 3 small hearts
2nd layer 4 bigger hearts
3rd layer 5 bigger hearts
4th layer 6 bigger hearts

*You only need one set of each size to make a flower.
I did 2 sets of each size to make a second flower.

Step Three:
Paint the edges of the hearts

(You can distress the edges first if you’d like.)
You can either let them dry or get a little messy!

Step Four:
Punch a hole in the pointed end of the hearts.

Step Five:
Pick your brad, I chose silver just because.

Step Six:
Stack the hearts from smallest on top to largest on bottom.
Put Brad through holes and secure.

Because I choose to do three sheets of hearts I was able to do 1 of each color in a solid flower and 3 that were all mixed up.
1st layer 3 small hearts
2nd layer 4 bigger hearts
3rd layer 5 bigger hearts
4th layer 6 bigger hearts

Step Seven:
Lay out your flowers over paper towels and pray with water to moisten.

Step Eight:
Start to mold your flowers with lefts and cripples to add texture.

You might have to moisten them more to mold the lower layers.
Flatten out for better use on Layouts and card or leave as a Bulb.

Step Nine:
Let dry overnight before using is best.

~ Misting * Painting is optional.


Cobalt Deirdre said...

Beautiful things you create ^^ I love them :))

Blog Credit:
Graphics used on page are from digital scrapbooking kits Ladybird and Bee Love by Mag Designs. Blog arranged by Designs by Sarah using her Blog Design Service.