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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Handmade Flowers on a Card

The challenge this month at Creative Accents is to use your own handmade flowers on a card. I just happen to have a few of those around because I love to make them! you can check my side bar to find more Plastic Flowers, Fabric Flowers and Paper Flowers :)
I made a fairly simple card because I wanted to showcase the lovely Faux Patina background--you can find the tutorial for this on Splitcoast Stampers--as well as my handmade dryer sheet flower. You just cut a used dryer sheet into whatever shape and add some stickles and a center, pretty easy peasy. I used all SU! cardstock, Cuttlebug folder, SU! ink and Distress Ink, ribbon and gems from my stash and my new die from Memory box.

And here are some more flowers I've recently made. I surf a lot, so I have found these on various sites.

These plastic flowers are made from the plastic containers that hold dies etc. I just cut them with a flower and leaf die or you can punch the thinner plastics. Use ventilation when you use your heat gun to melt these a little and you can carefully shape the leaves and petals while still quite warm. I used alcohol inks to colour. This flower is 2 1/2" across, it would be great on a canvas!

These ribbon flowers are made by folding a length of ribbon in half, stitch up to close, then snip the folded edge every quarter inch and then just pull your thread to gather and tie knot--wish I could remember who's blog this was on, hers looked really nice and I will add it here if I can find it again!

Thanks for stopping by today :) be sure to stop by Creative Accents to see other Flower cards!

***Just had to add a note, the dryer sheet flowers are also sprayed to add colour :)


  1. All of those are so pretty. I was blown away when you told what they were made of and how easy it was. Wow, thanks for sharing.

  2. This is such a great post, Nancy - I love your card, and I've never heard of "faux patina" so I googled it and pinned it, definitely have to try that ASAP! And your flowers, holy cow, they are AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge this month, hugs, Roxy.

  3. Lovely card love the flowers.. Take Care

  4. Thanks for joining our challenge and for sharing all your pretty flowers- they're lovely!

  5. All of your flowers are really lovely Nancy...a perfect bouquet of creativity!

  6. Ooo ... love those plastic ones! How Green of you too!!

  7. Dryer sheets - amazing! The glitter really finishes them nicely. Plastic packaging with alcohol inks - wow! That is simply stunning! And the ribbon flowers would be great for coordinating embellishments. I have not tried the Faux Patina yet, but your card is lovely. Must get to it soon!

  8. These flowers are gorgeous! I've made those dryer sheet flowers before, they're pretty cool! I love the "faux patina" on your card, it's gorgeous!