Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dry Embossing Flowers

I thought it would be fun to do a tutorial on how to turn green Prima flowers into accent leaves for other flowers on your layouts!

I used the green Prima Animal Bash flower you can see right in the front of this package.



This is how it looked after I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. I used the same plates that I would use to emboss regular paper.



I trimmed the petals off in sets of two by cutting down to the center of the flower and I tucked them under my flowers on my layout to add just a bit more interest. You'll also notice that I embossed some of my die cut flowers on the layout with the same embossing folder.



Here is a closer look at the completed flower with the embossed leaves on my layout. The blue paper flower that is the base was cut from GCD Studios Lydia paper.


I also have one more tip to share! While I was embossing the flowers for this layout, I decided to try to emboss an older plastic Queen and Co. flower, and that worked too! I thought I'd share my results in case anyone was interested in embossing plastic.



13 comments:

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  2. Heather - that is so cool. I just got a Cuttlebug and can't wait to try this.

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  3. very cool. love this...and of course, your layout is fabulous.

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  4. Awesome post. Now all I need to do is buy a Cuttlebug...hehehe

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  5. thanks for the good idea. I don't use green flowers much so this is a great way to use them up...love being frugal.

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  6. I'm definitely going to do this. I saw this yesterday somewhere (don't remember where) and now that I've seen it twice--I'm on it! :-)

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  7. Great layout and technique Heather!

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  8. Thanks girls! I'm really glad you liked the tutorial! =0)

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  9. What a great idea Heather! Gorgeous layout too. :)

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