Tuesday, May 7, 2013

ATC Details-Carnation Flower Tutorial

Here is my post detailing how I created my Rose In Basket ATC
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Here is a shot of my completed ATC. It measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
So it is rather small for me.


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First use your hole punch to punch holes in the center of your petals.

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I used 8 petals per flower I created. I also started with plain white cardstock petals.

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Next: Spritz your petals with either water, Glimmer Mist or Smooch Spritz, etc. Anything to “moisten” your petals.
I used Glimmer Mist, Pink Cherub because I wanted to add some color to my petals while wetting them at the same time.
NOTE: Do not get them too wet or your paper will turn to “mush” also, you will want to test this on the paper you are using.
Thin patterned paper may not be suitable for this technique.

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Start by slipping a brad through the hole of your first petal.
Gently squeeze the petal up and pinch the bottom along the edge of your brad as a guide.
Repeat this step with each petal you add. Be gentle and also wait until your paper is almost dry.
Again, your petals can turn “mushy” if the paper is too thin or if it is too wet.
Here is a close up shot of three of the petals. Sorry, the one with just one petal was too blurry to use.

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After you have completed this step with all 8 petals, you can then spread the brad so that it “closes” as tight as possible.
Then, proceed to gently “open” your flower petals to achieve your desired look.

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Here’s a shot of the three flowers I made.

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I also wanted to add this shot to give you a perspective on how small they are.
Obviously, you can make them bigger by resizing the file when you cut your petals.


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Here is a close up shot of the Glittered Heat Embossing I did on the roses in this image.
I colored the roses in with my embossing pen and then used my Glitter embossing powder.


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Here is a shot trying to get the gold embossing on the basket and basket handle to show up.
I used my embossing pen and my  Gold embossing powder for the basket.

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Here is a shot of the products I used for embossing the Vintage Graphic.

All the products used for this ATC
Carnation-Lattice ATC SVG Cut File Set
Vintage Roses in Basket File
Cherub Pink Glimmer Mist
White Cardstock
DCWV Fresh Floral Stack for the Patterned Paper
White Mini Brad
EK Success Photo Corner Punch
EK Success Mini Flourish Punch
Embossing Pen
Gold Embossing Powder
Pearly Sparkle Gelly Embossing Powder



Be sure to check out what the other designers created for this week’s Tags n’ ATC’s post: HERE.
Remember to grab your free graphic (limited time) and join us too!

Thank you for sharing your crafty time with me.
-Melin

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