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:
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!