Friday, April 16, 2010

Streamer Flower Tutorial

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I promised to come back and explain that little fluffy flower...so here it is....the secret to that little flower embellishment is .................................................................................................
STREAMERS. (Also known as crepe paper but waaayyyy cheaper when you buy it like this!)

You can find rolls of this in the Dollar store in many colors. I chose white because I like the idea of dying it to make different colored flowers or adding ink to the edges with Copic markers. Imagine the possibilities!


All you have to do is unroll a section and pull the strand to remove a lot of the crinkle (but not all of it.) I used a Spellbinder blossom die to cut the flower shape (I cut about 6 layers at a time.)

After I had the amount of layers I wanted (this is about 10 layers) I inserted a paper piercing tool through the center and moved it around to make a larger hole.


Then I inserted a brad through the center:


Next, just crumple in each layer toward the center one layer at a time. Crepe paper is VERY easy to manipulate so this is simple and you can move quickly. After you crumple the layers in, just start to separate each layer starting with the last layer you crumpled in. As you work the layers just seem to fall into place:



I used a little green floral wire to create the leaves just to show you another option:


Here are some other ideas:
1. Ink the edges of the petals before you assemble.
2. Dye the flowers with reinkers. You can dye them to match the cardstock you will be using.
3. Create leaves from wire, designer paper or dyed crepe paper to embellish the flower.
4. Add to pots to make a floral arrangement.
5. Add to cards for a fun embellishment.
6. Experiment with different dies to create lots of flower shapes.

HAVE FUN! I cannot wait to play with these some more. If you design a project with a streamer flower, let me know. I would love to check it out!

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

32 comments:

Ronnie said...

Cammi, this is an awesome tutorial! I am totally gonna try this, and will link back to you when I post about it on my blog!!

Deborah Anton said...

Dang!! AWESOME Cammie!! Miss you mucho!!

Cindy said...

Absolutely awesome idea!! I have been using parchment paper. Nice but I like your idea much better. Many thanks.

Lynette said...

How cool, Cammie! I have some crepe paper left over from a party - can't wait to use it! I knew there was a reason I held on to it! :)

Patti J said...

So glad that you shared this with us! I will have to give it a try! Hope that the phone is doing okay, and I'm so proud of your son! Thanks for sharing with us...hugs!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh what a cool technique! Thank you SO much for sharing! I will definitely have to get some crepe paper to try this out!

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Betty Neville said...

Thanks Cammie for a great tutorial!

Debby said...

great tutorial,thanks!!!

Donna said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Love the look that the crepe paper gives. I've used pages from old books and magazines and then designer paper but hadn't thought about streamers. I'll have to give that a try. Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I will have to try that. I have crepe paper leftover from part decorations. Where did you get the shoe pattern. That's very cool too. Love your work.

Casmiles said...

I've got crepe paper - time to play. Great flower and tutorial. Thanks, Cammie!

Starla said...

Now the question is: Did I save all those rolls of crepe paper or did I finally give in and pitched them thinking I would never use them?!! (that's what I would get for purging!!)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Great idea, Camster!

Colleen said...

Beautiful card and great idea for a flower. TFS

Emily said...

Love your little paper roses! Great tutorial and love the idea of the white and making it into what ever colour you want! Very creative!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Terry said...

You go, girl! What a blast from the past! This is bloomin' fine! Thanks for the memory upgrade!
mtstamper

Maria Levine said...

What a fun idea to use streamers! I used tissue papers before, I'll have to try this one also! TFS Cammie!

Joanne (jojot) said...

cool bloom....great tutorial...I've made the flowers before but never thought to use crepe paper like I did as a kid...thanks for the reminder

Trinity Paper Arts said...

Cammi, Great tutorial and a very beautiful flower and card. I always enjoy coming to visit! Blessings, Louise Fox

Judi said...

Great tutorial, Cammie. Thanks for sharing.

Bev Gerard said...

Whoa now! What an inspiring tutorial, Cammie! You are rocking the non-Primas here!

I will sadly confess that within the past 6 months, I tossed at least 4 rolls of this stuff from previous parties ... thinking that colors would never be replayed and the space was precious. So much for that! LOL

Boracay hotel said...

It looks really simple. Thank you so much for sharing your idea.

Lynette said...

Well, it took me a while, but I finally got to use my flower on a card. Thanks, Cammie!

Lynette said...

Sorry! I was going to leave you a link. Here is my card on SCS: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1684030?&cat=500&ppuser=80719. :)

Melanie said...

these are great!! must try!!!

Cathryn said...

Cammie, these are awesome. I am always looking for unique flowers for my cards. Thanks for the tutorial :)

Jennie said...

What a beautiful project and LOVE the flower!! Your shoe is just precious and great design.
Thank you so much for this amazing tutorial Cammie! I finally got a chance to try it and find making flowers quite addictive, lol!
Here is mine:
http://stampawaytheday.blogspot.com/2010/05/limelight-papercrafts-bouquet-of.html

Cathy said...

Cammie, thanks so much for the tutorial. I created a card tonight and it is posted on my blog. http://inkitupstampitout.blogspot.com

You always have the most wonderful projects!!!

Selma said...

Cammie these flowers are awesome. What a great idea. I love flowers and was excited to see your tutorial on how to create these beautiful, fluffy flowers. I will be making many. Love your card. Thanks for sharing this creative idea.

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