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A while back I shared a little tutorial on making pretty stamped flowers using vellum and fabric that were stamped on using the "Artsy Banners" set. HERE Today I'm going to share a flower pin I created by stamping on muslin with the "Art Blooms" set of Clear Art Stamps from Crafty Secrets. There are some beautiful samples over on the Heartwarming Vintage blog created by our Design Team girls..that you wont want miss. HERE. This set is gorgeous ..and perfect for building with. HERE is another card I created with this set that I posted the other day also.
Here is the "Art Blooms" Clear Art Stamp Set.
For this flower pin... I didn't even cut my pieces into flower shapes.. I just cut circles. You can decided what size you want your flower to be. ( how big your muslin circle is, the number of layers you add, and how much you gather your pieces will determine the actual size of your finished flower pin)
( I stamped 6 muslin circles, each approx 6 inches across)
I stamped randomly all over each piece, using a different stamp on each one.
As you can see on the muslin circle below.. I just stamped the pattern around the edge. I just did this on a couple of them. (Totally up to you what you choose to do).
After I had finished my stamping (using a quick dry ink to avoid any bleeding), I misted all of the pieces with "chalk Glimmer Mist". ( Strawberry Shortcake). You could use any glimmer mist..but I would suggest using one with enough color..that you don't have to "saturate" your fabric. This helps you avoid the chance of your ink bleeding ..and also... saves you having to wait for drying time. (That way..you can keep creating :)
This is where you just do a simple running stitch in a circle ....
and then .. cinch it up , to gather your piece.
Now you just gather, repeat, adding the layers together. (gathering each piece a little tighter as you go, so that the layers become some smaller ... creating the look of the flower)
You can make your flower as full as you like..by adding more layers, or gathering more. I added a bit of lace to the back of mine..and then attached a pin back so that it can be worn on a sweater or jacket.
Of course there are many dies out now that can help you create these flowers...but this is can be done by just tracing around something round ( something you can just find around the house). You can add, tulle, vellum, paper, lace, fabric, .. whatever. Tons of different variations.
Happy Flower Making!
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HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!!