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Rolled flowers tutorial.
Now on to a small photo tutorial showing you how I have made the rolled flowers.
Not everyone owns a die cutting machine and I find these so easy to make.

So here we go.

1.The products you will need are your paper of choice, these are the Crafts and Me papers and I have printed them on to 160gsm card.
A pencil
Scissors
A glass or other rounded object to draw around.

2.I have turned my glass over and I am now roughly drawing around the glass.

3.Cut your circles out.At this stage you could use fancy edge scissors to give a different edge and you could also use an embossing folder to add some texture.

4.I have now drawn on the back to show you how I cut the circle.You basically start from the outer edge and work your way inwards, leaving a small circle in the centre.

5.This is what it will look like once you have cut it.You could if you wanted to ink your edges now or add glitter etc.

6.Now all you need to do is roll.Starting from the outside edge, roll in towards the centre.Rolling with your pattern on the inside, this will not matter if you are using a double sided patterned paper.

7.Once you get to the end of your rolling, you will be left with this circle in the centre.You need to use a nice tacky strong glue or glue gun which I what I use, as I am impatient.Put on quite a good amount of your glue.At this point you can tighten or release your rolled portion to get the desired shape and then hold it down and let it set.
That is it,  you can then add little pearls, gems etc to the centre.

8.Here are my 3 finished flowers, I have added pearls to the middle of mine, just by popping a little glue to the centres and placing my pearl in the centre.

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Faux stitching tutorial.






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woohoooo i think my video is here, a big thanks to my brother who has uploaded the vid to youtube file for me and sent me the code :D

its very rough, little man doing his own colouring tutorial in the background too.
i hope this will make up for me not commenting in blogland this weekend.
the colours i`ve used if you can`t understand my stokie/staffordshire accent are CORAL.SUNKISSED PINK,BLUSH,ROSE PINK.
SHALE,WALNUT,COCOA,CINNAMON.
stamp used is sugar nellie - simply sassy-pillow talk- available here at funky kits
apologies for my hand blocking the pic quite a bit and my snuffles and breathing,lol.oh and i say personal preference a lot, duh.
i think i will probably wait until i have a new laptop before i attempt another video.lol.
i need a while to recover form this one, hehe.
thanks for visiting, off to hide now, well go to bed :D
ttfn
luv coops xxxxx

edited to add:
if you view it in high definition it makes it a little clearer.not sure why it has come out so dark cos it itsn`t on my camera.
should hopefully be able to film one outside next time.

good morning all.i hope you are all well.am still trying to get to grips with my new laptop.it doesn`t like my blog for some reason or some others.it keeps closing my blog down and restarting it.am hoping its just a glitch and it will sort itself out.1 good thing is i no longer have the constipated typing when leaving comments so that should speed things up.
so as promised here is the 2nd half of my promarker tutorial but pics this time.i have used the same colouring method as on my video and i have added the colours i used to the individual pics.
thanks for looking and your feedback is always appreciated.
apologies for some pics, not used to my new photo software yet.
luckily these pics were still on my SD card or i would of lost them :S




and there it is.next time i will try and do a full tutorial in video now i`ve got my new laptop but i need to recover from the last one first.
have a fantastic day all :D
ttfn
luv coops xxxx

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tutorial on how i do the dotty shading







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Picture Tutorial for a Card Box to Fit an 8x8 Card.

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TRIPLE OVAL EASEL

So first up the photo tutorial.You will need:
Die cutting machine or ready cut die shapes
1 large scalloped oval die
2 plain oval dies, 1 large and 1 medium
5 A4 pieces of card, 3 in one colour, 2 in a contrasting colour (a heavy cardstock works better)
Patterned paper of your choice ( i have used 5 sheets of 6x6)
Your ready prepared coloured image
Double sided tape and foam pads
Embellishments and sentiment of choice.

Here goes.
Start with a piece of A4 card (out of your 3 sheets) and fold it in half and crease with a bone folder.
Place your die on to your machine, my crease is at the bottom here.Leave a little of your die showing so you can create your oval shaped card blank.
Use a little sticky tape to hold your die in place so it doesn`t move.
Once you have run your die through your machine, you will have your oval shaped card blank.
Open your card and fold the top half down to the centre and crease the fold as you do for a normal easel card.
You now have your main easel shape.

You will now to need to cut 4 more large scalloped ovals, the same size you used for your easel card base.
In your contrasting colour card cut 4 of your large plain ovals and also 1 large plain oval of your backing paper,

Using the medium sized plain oval die cut another 4 sheets of your patterned paper.

Matt and layer up 3 of your large scallop ovals, large plain ovals and medium paper ovals.

Matt and layer one of your large plain ovals and medium paper ovals.

Now using your last large oval and large paper, mount up adding your image last.

Now its time to assemble.I have stuck the plain oval and paper to the bottom of the easel and you need to apply double sided tape to the folded over half of your easel.

Attach one of your ready matted ovals.

With your next 2 ready ovals, turn over and apply a little double sided tape but only on the inside edges.

With your card opened out, attach your oval overlapping the one you have just attached.

Then do the same with your other oval on the side so it looks like this.
Add your image oval to the centre, i like to use to foam pads for this bit.

Finally add a sentiment or embellishment to act as a stop for your main easel.I use a sentiment as you can raise it on foam pads.
Then embellish how you like, one tip is to try and keep your embellishments to the centre of the card or it can tip it over if its too heavy on the outside.
And heres my finished card, i have used the beautiful Phlox Princess by Sara Burrier available HERE at the Crafts and Me store.

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7 comments:

Sally said...

A very well explained & detailed tutorial. I've done one tut for my blog so know how much work it takes. Thanx for sharing.
Sally x

Angel said...

Fantastic tut hun!!!!

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annies place said...

Great tutorial, looks really easy to follow, just got one of these boards so will have a try
Ann x

sandy's crafty bits said...

oooo wow ... and you make it look so easy ... lol ... thank you nic ... have saved it coz I am sure to need it ... but I dont have a "hugie" board so will have to adapt it for use with my lovely purple crafters companion board ... thanks again happy crafting and love sandy xx

Ladock girl said...

Thank you so much Coops for doing this tutorial you are going to help me so much with my colouring. It is so well explained. Love Linda xxx

ALI said...

This looks lovey coops, can't wait to have a go, did you use the grand oval or just normal ones?

Thanks
Ali

cardmaking bird said...

Hi Nic - I've just bought myself a load of flexmarkers and I've got into using my promarkers more, so I'm just stalking your blog to learn how to use them properly!! How do you colour images monotone? What colours do you use? I'm sure I've seen you do it before??! Hugs, Marie xx