Hello blogland and welcome to the Cre8tivegirls Blogoversary Blog Hop! Today you should have come here from Emma at Creative Time for Me, but if you're lost go HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Our theme is "firsts", and I'd like to share a tutorial I've tried for the first time - quick and easy coffee filter flowers.
Here's a quick list of items you'll need:
-cone shaped coffee filter
-scallop or circle paper punch or die
-your favorite ink/stain spray such as Glimmer Mist or MoonShadow Mists from Lindy's Stamp Gang
-a small brad for center of flower
Spray both sides of the coffee filter with your favorite ink or stain - I do this in an old box.
Use your heat tool to dry the coffee filter.
Using your paper punch, cut out 4 scallop circles - you'll get 8 because the coffee filter has two sides.
Pile together all 8 scallop circles and poke a hole in the center; secure with a small brad.
Step 5:Gather each layer towards the center of the flower.
Step 6:After all 8 layers are bunched upwards, carefully fluff them out to your desired fullness.
You can make these flowers as big or as small as you wish depending on the size paper punch you use. For my samples, I used a 2" Stampin' Up scallop circle punch. This was the "first" time I've made these, but it won't be the last - I'm hooked now!
I'd also like to share a card I made- not a first, but a thirty-first anniversary card for my husband.
Yeppers, 31 years with this man......I'd do it all over again and I hope I get another 31 with him!
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and card! And now you're off to visit Chris at Craft E Mama's Craft Haven. Enjoy the rest of the hop :)