Thursday, February 4, 2010

Altered Teabag scallop flower plus video

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Hi all, i have a really great friend that has been a mentor for me while i have been working through panic attacks and all the counseling Ive been through for it and i wanted to say thank you to her for the hours she's spent just talking with me so i thought id make her this card. I also wanted to show you this cool altered teabag flower. the original is here on YouTube and it was a lot bigger and bulkier so i tried one with my circle scallop punch from stampin up and it turned out really nice. I did one step different though. I have seen this fold before but not popped back out in this way. video Tutorial below...... you will need:

from a light weight card
3 scallop circles
one 1/2' circle punch and
one small flower for the center, i used the spring bouquet punch
ink of your colour choice
a jewel for the center, glitter
and some ribbon for the leaves

Ink each scallop in the center and around the edges and also the small center flower. Now fold each one in half colour side in, then fold each side up into the center as seen below.

Bring the sides back up.

Then push the insides flat with your finger. this is one set of petals

When you've made all three glue them to the 1/2' circle. Add the smaller flower in the center and a jewel, glitter not shown here...sorry.... Now this is how the flower i seen was left but i didn't like the extra card that was peeping out from behind the petals so i simply cut them out. Make sure you don't cut into the fold, just a triangle cut out will work well shown here in green. Doing this i think it looked a whole lot better.

so here's a close up of the finished flower on the card

Give this a go! it was really very easy and effective! ...Valita

and a last thought

When I was a child,
I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child.
But when I grew up, I put away childish things.
1 Corinthians 13:11


Dagmar said...

I`d like too say thankyou for this tutorial and all the others, they are really great. I`m from Germany and i just found you, while i was looking for a Flower - Tutorial at SCS. Have a nice day, Dagmar

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. It really helps to see the steps in how you created your BEAUTIFUL card. Keep up the good work.

Chookarooni said...

Love these flowers - thanks for sharing

dining tables said...

I would like to say thank you for posting the video. It would be very hard for me if I will just follow the photos.

CraftCrave said...

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Gloria said...

Oh my goodness....once again..I am SO GLAD I found your blog!!!

This is just amazing! I will have to give it a try...I actually have all those punches.

Mary said...

Beautiful job thanks

Gloria said...


Just wanted you to know I made one of your flowers and posted it at Splitcoaststampers and on my blog.

I left a link back to your blog...thanks for the inspiration!



stampinganja said...

THis is beautiful! I am gonna have to try that, you have an awesome blog, thanks, Anja

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad Hetty pointed the way to your blog. I love the flowers and will buy what I need to make them. Can't wait to get started.
Evette Rice

pam said...

Once again Valita you have outdone yourself!! I started out years ago with punches and they are still my go to tool. Thank you very much for your easy to understand tutorials.