Freshly Made Sketches 128
Playing Along with Retro Sketches #107

Fancy Flower Fun in 3D

Hello there! Get ready because this post is full of pictures. I've been playing around with flower dies, patterned paper, crepe filter paper, spritzing, baker's twine, brads...and lot's of other supplies. I was inspired by many tutorials that I've seen online for these types of 3D flowers, but didn't copy any specifically. I started with these reclaimed Izze bottles. I love their printed labels, and they are all in different colors for different flavors.

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Here they are from another angle. You can see the labels better in this image. I started with the Apothecary Labels die cut from Coasterboard and covered with text patterned paper from Modern Medley DSP. The next layer is cut from Core'dinations Cardstock with the Deco Labels dies, and with the edges sanded lightly. Next, I stamped the scroll image from the Morning Meadow hostess set in matching ink onto vanilla cardstock, and die cut into an oval shape. For the top layer I printed out words from the Loving Thoughts Digital Stamp Brush Set onto Vellum Cardstock, and cut them into little banner shapes.

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This set features Melon Mambo, and the label was tied onto the bottle with Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta, Gold Sequin Trim and Gold Baker's Twine. I used both the Basics Glimmer Brads and the Antique Brads for all of the flower centers.

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This one features Pear Pizzazz, and I used Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, baker's twine, and gold embroidery thread to tie on the label stack. The flower dies I used are the Floral Frames Framelits Dies, the Floral Fusion Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Die, the Blossom Party Stampin' Up! Originals Die and the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die.

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This one features Calypso Coral, and I used the Chevron Ribbon, gold embroidery thread and Baker's Twine to tie on the labels. I also used the Autumn Accents Bigz Die for the leaves. The layered leaves are stitched together.

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This one features So Saffron, and I used Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim and gold embroidery thread. I added some white sand to the bottles to keep them from tipping over easily.

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This set features Strawberry Slush, and I used the Strawberry Slush 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim, Gold Baker's Twine and gold embroidery floss. In addition to several different patterned papers, I used the Crepe Filter Paper that was spritzed with a mixture of ink and alcohol, and the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.

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Here are some close-up shots of the flowers and leaves. The colors featured are Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Coastal Cabana and Gold.

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For this flower, I cut the pedals with the Fringe Scissors, and made a simple pompom center from the Gold Baker's Twine.

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To complete the flowers, I formed a piece of white floral wire with a loop on one end, hot glued it to the back of the flower and hot glued a white cardstock circle over that to finish the backs of the flowers.

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Whew! Did you make all the way to the end of this post? I hope so. It took me severals days to make these, but that was because I had lots of decisions to make about what colors and prints to use. But, these fun flowers are now gracing my craft area, and they make me happy to look at! What kinds of paper crafting projects do you like to make for your home? Next up on the blog I'll have more cards to share, including some for current challenges. Thanks for stopping by!

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