I'm all about flowers made from transparencies today. Check out the steps to make these flowers, then follow this link over to the Practical Scrapper's Blog and view two more tutorials!
Transparencies come in various sizes, colors, prints and pre-designated uses. I like to make flowers from transparencies with an all over print. You will need a jeweled brad, a pair of tweezers, a heating tool, and a paper trimmer or pair of scissors.
First cut 4 strips measuring 2 ½ by ½ inches. Pierce each strip at the center. Thread each strip onto a brad so the arms spread out like an asterisk.
To make a smaller flower try cutting strips that are 1 ½ inches by ½ inch. Give the strips a shallower curve so the flower has a more open appearance.
What’s a scrapper to do if a heating tool is nowhere to be found? Here’s a second flower option. For this one you’ll need a print transparency, a jeweled brad, and a paper piercer.
Thread a strip onto the brad using the center piercing. Bend one side of the strip in and thread it onto the brad, bend the other side in and thread it onto the brad. Repeat this process for all four strips, taking care to turn each strip so that the flower petals form an asterisk.
After you have completed your flower cut a 3 inch circle from card stock. Pierce the center and insert the transparency blossom. Fold the brad back securely. Punch a small hole ¼ inch from the side and thread about 6 inches of twine through in a slip knot.
This tutorial was first featured as a Scrapbook Steals How To'sday.See that blog post here: