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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Step by Step - Stamped Camellia Flowers...

Good Afternoon Everyone

As I've got 10 minutes spare (which is very rare these days), I thought I'd show you a couple of step by step photos of some flowers I have made to go on one of my sample cards for my shows on Hochanda next week,..

I'm so looking forward to these shows too, as it's the first time you will have seen my complete collection of Scribbled Sentiments (and 3 brand new additions too!)

Anyhoo, I digress!

You probably know from my style of crafting that I like symmetry (if somewhat loosely sometimes) in the 'decoration' of my cards,.. and die cut flowers are my favourite way of doing this,..

Now, there are no set 'rules' to how we make our flowers, plain, inked, misted, embossed.. the list goes on and on,.., but one thing I do love to do, is use my background stamps to add interest and 'another level' to the finished flowers.. with this in mind,. here are a couple of the flowers I have made today, using Sues' Camellia Flower dies (complete petals) and my own Tiny Little Ink Splats A6 Background Stamp... would you have ever though that these little ink splats would look so lovely on a die cut flower? No, me neither, until I made one (just goes to show, the only rules in crafting are the ones we impose on ourselves!) ha ha

Step 1 - Simply, die cut however many flowers you want from whatever colour cardstock you want..

I've used good ole plain Ivory card here..

Step 2
I then stamped my Tiny Little Ink Splats all over them with my Black Soot distress Ink Pad.

Step 3
Then, I curled each of the petals back, or rolled them back (if that makes sense), with my pointy tweezers (a quilling tool will do this too, as long as the card fits into the slot, I prefer my tweezers) (bone folders will not curl the petals back enough) I then loosened the bottom flower petals a little and, using my cosmic shimmer pva glue, made 4 flowers using two sizes of flower and 2 flowers using 3 sizes :-)

Starting to take shape!

Step 4
Then, using my cosmic shimmer pva glue, I put a full pearl (from the Stick Pin Elements range) into each flower,.. this shaped flower is perfect for it and I particularly like these flowers as they have a beautiful shape that is different to all those roses everyone does :-) 

Step 5
I finished off by putting pva glue on the edges of the curled back petals and dunking the full flower into my favourite, Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels.. :-) 

And here's the finished card :-)

Hope you like it,.. I may even demo this on one of my shows on Tuesday :-)

Here's a little reminder of my show times for next week 
Hope you can watch!


  1. Just flippin' gorgeous, xxxx

  2. Thank you Phill, I don't know if it's coincidence or not, but you have just answered my question I asked you on FB. I have just ordered the dies, can't wait
    .Eileen xxx

  3. Hello John

    love these flowers. I really must practise more to get a better curl on the petals.x

  4. Great flowers Phil I will definitely give them a go as I have these dies xxx

  5. Hi Phill those flowers are gorgeous thank you for the step by step. Have great evening. Hugs Jackie

  6. Hi Phil
    I'm loving the different kind of flowers here especially with the splat stamps. Your step by step is excellent for newbies you take the time and care needed, very well done. I'm loving all your demos and have quite a few of your stamps

  7. Hi Phil,

    Gorgeous card, really love the flowers. Looking forward to the shows.

    Linda xx

  8. Hiya Phill
    Fabulous flowers and card..thanks so much, for such a brilliant step by step inspirational tutorial!!
    Hugs Donna xxx

  9. Very clear instructions. Thank you. Look forward to the shows.