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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Flower tute for Pixie Dust Studios!

Happy Sunday all!  Just here to remind you that there is still time to join in with the current Take the Pixie challenge with the theme of flowers.   Here is another DT make I did for it and I've done a quick rolled flower tute below too - I'll try to keep it short but you may want to grab a coffee!  I have used Graduation Dolly from the new School's out collection...


Isn't she a sweetie?!  I matched her up with Early bird Cosmo Cricket papers and a CC Designs sentiment.  So onto the rolled flower tute!  First of all, here are the tools you need, each of which I'll talk more in detail about using the tute...

Glue, a thin round tool, something to cut out a circle, scissors (not shown), cardstock/paper, beads

If you have a rolled flower die, then by all means use it!  Otherwise you can use a circle die or simply cut out your own circle and then draw a swirl from the edge into the centre of the circle and cut round...


So I've taken the hand cut version and using a thin round tool (I've used a Tim Holtz Distressing Tool as it gives some grip to stay in place), start at the edge (first photo below) and roll the card onto itself (click on the picture for a better view)...


As you can see from the second photo above, I use my thumb to push the card round the tool and use my index finger on my other hand to keep the edges lined up.  Once you are done rolling, you will get to the end with the circle, as you can see in the first photo below...


On this circle, add a blob of glue.  I use Glossy Accents as it dries clear (so forgiving with any drips!) and dries quickly.  As per the second photo above, push the rolled cardstock/paper down on the circle and hold down onto the circle base until it dries enough not to move (with GA, usually takes 5-10 seconds).  Et voila!  All you then need to do is add more glue into the base of the rolled flower and embellish as desired (I usually add beads for the centres)...


That's it from me now - enjoy the rest of your weekend!  In the UK we have a Bank Holiday tomorrow - woo hoo!!



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36 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

ADORABLE Mary!!~

Katina said...

So gorgeous Mary! I love the way your cards are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside!
xxx

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Mary, love the colours and thanks for that tutorial!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.
Hugs
Pinky

Liz, said...

Another superb card, and a great little tut! enjoy the Bank Holiday,

liz x

heidy said...

Such an adorable card and great tutorial MaryJ!
XXX Heidy

Debs said...

Fab card Mary J - love the LO and lush DP's
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

Anita said...

Gorgeous card Mary and fabulous tutorial!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgeous card, love the fab image and bright and funky papers. great little flower too.
Lyndsey xx

mags said...

Lovely card Mary. Cute image and love the colours and papers used. The inside of the card is lovely too.
Mags
x

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the rolled flower and the great tutorial....

Sally said...

Love your card Mary and fab tutorial. I was expecting pictures of your craft room! Lol Enjoy your Bank Holiday Hun xxx

Doreen said...

Ooh this is gorgeous,love the image and fabulous design.xxx

Fleur said...

A stunning card Mary, the image is perfect
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Annette said...

awesome card and I love that rolled flower...thanks for sharing how you made it..

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Mary, and thankyou so much for the tutorial...now I know where I go wrong..lol..no more chasing my rolled flowers up the hallway,and realise the papers do not have to be 12" long, and you dont have to make them so tight that they wont come off the tool...yay!!

Luv CHRISSYxx

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card Mary J. A great tutorial. Those paper roses can get away from you if you dont hold on tight!!!

Hugs
Jayne
x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Mary J,
Gorgeous card,sweet image and fab papers :) x

Gemma said...

Fantastic card Mary J, loving the layers & great image too..

Hope your having a great bank holiday weekend!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Stamps and Paper said...

Mary this is fabulous...great image and fab papers

Anne

Danni said...

Great card and tutorial! I never thought of using beads for the center, very clever!

Sasha said...

A really lovely graduation card, Mary. Super easy to follow tutorial, too x

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous card Mary and a great tute! mine always don't stick very well so I'm going to try your glossy accents tip - thanks!
I see you have been making some fabby cards while I was away, I just love your worm! he is fabulous!!
Laurie xx

Alyce said...

Mary this is awesome! I love that image and your colouring rocks. Thanks for the little tut - I will have to try it out! :D

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

super cute.Thanks for the tutorial.very cute rolled rose.Love your graduate.

Kim Bell said...

Great tutorial! Thanks so much for joining us at Whimsy Stamps.

Hugz
Kim

Christine L said...

Fabbie card Mary.... and such a brilliant flower tutorial.. thanks for taking the time to share!

Hugs
Christine x

coops said...

gorgeous card mary.fabulous sweet image and i love your colours and rolled flowers :D

xx coops xx

sue w. said...

Hi Mary, fab graduation card, the image is so sweet and the flower is super.
Hugs Sue W.

Purple Card Lady said...

Mary, how cute!! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Whimsy Stamps for this week's challenge. :-)

Jac said...

Super card, lovin' the papers and a great tut too, thanks for joining us at Crfty Sentiments this week

jkreucher said...

I love to make rolled flowers! this one is great with the large pearl in the center! awesome card!
thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl May Flowers challenge this week!
hugs
Judy

Kathy said...

Mary, love the flower tutorial!! I just might try to do this!:) They are lovely!! Love your card also. You always make the most amazing projects on your blog!! Pixie HUGS

Ribbon Girl said...

Great card - thanks for showing us how to put it together and I like your rolled flower! Thanks for joining in with the Papertake Weekly challenge. Mary G x

Fabiola said...

oh adorable, craquante et superbe ces papiers! biz

Molecraft said...

A brilliant card Mary and thanks for the great tutorial!
Helen x

Carol said...

Great card and tutorial Mary. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

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