It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC68) ! It is the end of the month so we have us a challenge host! This month's challenge host is Velta Wesson. Velta is challenging us to "make our own flowers"! I know you have seen all of these wonderful dimensional homemade flowers being used everywhere. Now is your chance to make your very own and sport them on your cards, too! They look quite amazing, but they really are not that hard to do! You can use any thing from paper to lace to create your flowers. However, if you would like to see a few tutorials from SCS on paper roses, rolled flowers, or tissue flowers, just check out the links. Also, Dawn Burnworth, has also done a tutorial on ribbon flowers here. Whichever form of flower you choose to create, we would love to have you play along with us! Remember to link your card with the Link system at the Flourishes blog for you chance to win a $10 store gift certificate. Also, check out the blog for more ways to win!
My card was created with the beautiful set, Cherry Blossoms and the BG Kioshi designer papers. I cut the scalloped oval shape with big scallop oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders and stamped the sentiment and the small cherry blossoms image. Then it was sponged with the moss green ink and embellished with the brown pearls. I also machine stitched some of the mats.
About my handmade flower…. I hope you like it because I had so much fun to make it :) It’s called Tsumami Kanzashi Flower and Tsumami Kanzashi flowers are made for the traditional Japanese hair ornaments. There are a few Tsumami Kanzashi books in Japan but the shipping costs are just too expensive for me unfortunately :( Luckily I found the book “Kanzashi in Bloom” by Diane Gilleland with easier and more friendly version of Tsumami Kanzashi flowers so that every day crafters like me can enjoy making for modern projects.
The flower I made for the card was used the leftover cotton fabric and I cut five 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” squares, folded each square with simple origami folding (it’s a quite simple), assembled with sewing thread. After the flower was shaped the way I wanted, I attached the small circle cardstock and Prima leave on the back and the button on the front.
HERE is Kanzashi flower tutorial video by Diane. The folding she shows is not the same one I did for the card but it’s another beautiful flower for you to try.
Atelier Kanawa also shows how she makes Tsumami Kanzashi….Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 if you are interested. She uses a traditional way and takes a lot of time to create her gorgeous projects…She also sells her beautiful projects in her Etsy store, Atelier Kanawa
There are also some Kanzashi tutorials out there if you like to dig in more….you can just google with “ Kanzashi Tutorials”.
This card is also submitted to Our Creative Corner Challenge (OCCC) – Loretta’s wonderful sketch!
Stamps: Cherry Blossoms (Flourishes)
Paper: classic white (Flourishes), kraft (PTI), pretty in pink, pale plum (SU), Kioshi (BG)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, angel pink, VersaMark (Tsukineko), spring moss (PTI)
Accessories: pearls, ribbon, button, Kanzashi flower, leave, thread
Tools: big scallop oval Nestabilities, sewing machine
Sorry about the long post…I get a little excited when it comes to Japanese things, lol.
Thank you for stopping by.