5.24.2010

FTTC68 – Handmade Flowers

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Hello eveyone~

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.

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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!

 

 

Now, check out what the rest of FOF have created for the challenge!!
 

 

 

 

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.

Maki

20 comments:

Whimsey said...

WOW; your flower is just breathtaking; can't wait to check out the links you provided - thanks.

Love the card too; but that flower stole my heart. :D

Velta said...

Oh Maki ~ That green monster of jealousy is coming out of me quickly...your flowers are breathtaking! Thank you for sharing in my challenge, it has been a blast!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Maki! LOVE the flower and the papers and sentiment are perfect with it. Lovely!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

WOW! This flower instantly brought my attention, I have to check your links out! Although it looks like a lot of work... I LOVE this card!!!

Barbara said...

OMGosh! Your card is fabulous, Maki, but that flower is STUNNING!!!! Thank you so much for the links--I'm going to have to try this out--I love it!

Silke Ledlow said...

Maki you rocked the OCC Sketch and your handmade flower is GORGEOUS....I love this idea!!!

Hugs girly!!! ~S~

Lynette said...

Oh my goodness - so gorgeous!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS Maki!! LOOOOOOVE every bit of this! That flower is AMAZING!!!

Busy Bee Stampin said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. The colors and DSP just look wonderful. Great Card!

Deconstructing Jen said...

This is so so beautiful. The flower you made is amazing... I'm going to have to check out that book. I love all the elements of this.. it's so soft and feminine. Beautiful work!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Maki, your flower is beautiful! Something brand new for everyone to try. Not new, of course, but probably new to the stamping world. An absolutely wonderful card. Love how you used the silhouette stamp on the Kioshi paper.

Christine said...

Oh MAN what a fantastic flower Maki! It just looks stunning! Love all the pretty patterns on the card too, it's so dainty and pretty feeling!

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful card and a lovely flower! :)

Dee Jackson said...

Maki, I LOVE that flower!! What a cool technique. Your card is gorgeous as always:)

Betty Wright said...

Maki, your colors and design are just fabulous and so beautifully done! LOVE LOVE LOVE the fabric designed flower! Wonderful card!

torico said...

かわいいお花ができましたね~(^^)
このBGのペーパーには確か日本的な名前が付いているので、このお花を合わせるのはぴったりですね。このペーパー、「かっこいい」「シブイ」イメージを持っていましたが、Makiさんにかかるとこんなにかわいらしくなるんですね~(ため息)。

Ida P. Krause said...

Your card is lovely and that flower is divine!

The Rubber Maid said...

Fantastic flower and thanks for the direction to the sight. Love you cheeriness with your colors. Pat

Ayana Posadas said...

Such a pretty card!
That flower is beyond adorable!!!

Dawn B. said...

Maki this is amazing. The flower is a wonderful addition.. I love anything fabric added to a card.. Thanks for showing us some tutorials.. You did a great job on this...Have a super weekend.

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