Thursday, July 25, 2013

How To: Create a Mosaic Madness Flower Blossom

Mosaic Madness Flower Blossom Tutorial

Yesterday I shared my Mosaic Madness Flower Blossom card and today I'll show you how to create the flower blossom, with a few tips along the way.

The first tip? Throw the rules out the window! Well, only partially. Typically when working with stamped images and framelit dies, you should always stamp first and then die-cut the image using the framelits. For this project, you'll need to die-cut the shapes first and then stamp.

To create the bottom piece, die-cut one flower using the second-to-largest framelit from the Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies. I used Primrose Petals cardstock. (Please ignore the weird color in these photos. It was after dark-thirty or pouring rain or both and I didn't use proper lighting.)

Using the Mosaic Madness stamp set, stamp the mosaic image around the flower, lining up the tip of the stamp with the tip of the die-cut flower. (I used Primrose Petals ink.)

For the middle layer of "petals", stamp the striped mosaic image eight times onto a piece of cardstock. (I used Blushing Bride ink on Blushing Bride cardstock.) Crop the images using the Mosaic Punch.

Gently roll each "petal" around a pen or pencil to curl it. I used a White Gel Pen and the curl turned out perfect. You could also use a bone folder.

Adhere the "petals" to the die-cut flower layer, centering the "petals" between the stamped images below and aligning the outer tip of the "petal" just touching the edge of the lower flower layer.

TIP: Only apply glue to the inner tip of the "petal", so the outer tip will curl upwards.

Additional tip: If you accidentally squeeze out too much glue on the petals (like I did), don't panic. This area will be covered up and no one will see it. And remember to order more glue!

To create the top layer, die-cut one flower using the second smallest framelit from the Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies.

Stamp the quatrefoil image around the flower, lining up the edge of the stamp with the edge of the die-cut flower. Slightly bend the edges of the flower upward. Adhere the flower to the center of the blossom layers using a Stampin' Dimensional.

Add an embellishment to the center as desired. For this flower blossom, I used a Vintage Faceted Designer Button tied with Whisper White Baker's Twine.

Stampin' Up! Mosaic Madness Flower Blossom Tutorial

This beautiful Mosaic Madness Flower Blossom can now be used on a variety of projects: a card, bag, tag, or box. Create it using your favorite colors or pull colors from your favorite Designer Series Paper if you are using that. The possibilities are endless, but the result will always be stunning!



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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Mosaic Madness (W-130246, C-130249)
Ink: Primrose Petals (126858), Blushing Bride (131172)
Paper: Primrose Petals (126841), Blushing Bride (131198)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Floral Frames Collection Framelits (127012), Mosaic Punch (131267), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)
Accessories: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555), Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262)

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  1. Gayle, this is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing this super-clever idea.

    1. Thanks very much, Christine! These are even more gorgeous in person. Not to mention fun to make and very addicting! ;)


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