Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tattered Floral Challenge

Have you seen the challenge Tim Holtz is having??
Yes the Tattered Floral Die Challenge! It's with the BEST die every! If you don't own this die you could win one just by leaving a comment here on my blog. Bring on SPRING with Tattered Flowers!!

I wanted to make some flowers with fun bright colors of tissue paper. So off to my favorite store, Target to get some tissue paper! While there, I also picked up some gift bags. Look at how beautiful they make these packages look. 

I started by die cutting the tissue paper using my Tattered Floral Die. Because it's a steel rule die it will cut just about anything. From the thinest material like tissue paper to heavy grunge board and everything in between. 

Take the die cut flowers and scrunch up all the petals of the flowers. I found it easiest to do one petal at a time. I tried scrunching up the whole flower but when I tried to open it up the petals tore. Each flower is made from 6 big flowers and 2-3 small flowers for the center. 

Once you have scrunched the flowers up thread a needle with string. I used approximately 8" of string. Push the needle through the center of all 6 larger flower and a couple smaller ones for the center of the flower. 

Tie a button for the center of the flower. 

Cut the string to remove the needle and tie off on the back side of the flower. Fold a green flower for the leaves and adhere to the back

 Here is a closeup of the flower on the store bought gift bag. 

I dyed some Crinkle Ribbon with Distress Stain, tied the little bag closed and added my flowers. The die for this is called In The Bag, another great die. 

And look at this Pillow Box another fabulous die from Tim. Super cute! This box is the perfect size for a gift card. 

Don't forget to leave a comment before March 22nd at midnight PST for a chance to win the Tattered Floral die and if I get lots of comments I will be tempted to throw in some more fun prizes!! 
What are you waiting for? Head over to Tim's blog to get started on the challenge!

Before you go please leave a comment so you can be the winner!! 
Happy flower making!

If you need the Tattered Floral die find it at Inspiration Emporium!