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Monday, April 26, 2010

Alter Monday ~ A Scrap Blossom that Sparkles!

Everyone has some scraps laying about it seems. Why not use them to make a Scrap Bloosom? It's quite simple and makes a great statement for your creations.

To create this Bloom, you will need:
Scraps of pattern paper, cardstock, etc. Zip Dry adhesive, a button or other embellishment for the center, Ultra Fine Glitter, and scissors. I used fringe scissors so I could make many cuts at once and speed up the process. Not necessary for the creation of the flower.

1- Cut your scrap paper up into a pile of strips.

2- Put a decent sized swirl of Zip Dry on a small scrap of cardstock or pattern paper. This will be the base of the flower.

3- Start layering the strips in a star burst pattern on top of the Zip Dry.

4- Add more adhesive as need be while layering the strips.

5- Your flower will look something like this when all the strips are placed. Fullness of flower is entirely up to you!

6- Glue button in the center.

7- Dab some adhesive on the strips/petals of flower as desired and then sprinkle glitter on top.

8- There you go! A Scrap Blossom that sparkles!
Have a wonderful week of creating!
~Amy Bender

11 comments:

  1. What a great project! Thanks for the tutorial.

    ~Courtney~

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  2. oh my gosh!! I am having one of those "I can't believe I didn't think of that" moments!!! I love this and will definately bge usisng this idea!! TY!

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  3. Wow! This is brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing! I will have to have a go at this!
    Hugs
    Kim
    x

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  4. Love the flower Amy!! Awesome technique!! Will def try this one!!

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  5. Beautiful flower!! I can't wait to give it a try!!
    Thanks Amy for sharing!!

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  6. this looks great, and it's something I can do with my grandson too (he's 6)

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  7. This is a 'I never thought I can do this kinda of thing' until now you showing us. Love the idea, TFS!

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  8. AMAZING!!!!!!! Absolutely love it!!!! I will have to try this!!! Thanks so much for the awesome idea!!!

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  9. Totally wonderful - I loved following this and making some flowers - thank you. Hugs Cherry XXX

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  10. That is so pretty! How funny that I bought those same scissors for paper crafts! They were selling them as "shredding" scissors and I thought "wow, they could charge 3 times as much if they sold them for crafters!" LOL Thank you for the tutorial!
    xoxo

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