Friday, 8 July 2011

Flower Paperclip


Hi all,
I thought I'd share with you how to make some fun embellishments that you can use on cards and in mini albums. You could use ready made flowers but I like making my own.



This is the punch I used. You could use flowers cut from your cricut or any other die cutting
machine for your flowers. You just need to remember that you don't use too big a flower shape as this wouldn't look right on the paper clip. I used the large 50mm size of paperclip.



I then cut my flowers out. I used white card so I could then colour them with my promarkers (or copics). This means I can custom make my flowers to what ever I'm doing.

You need three of the colour you would like your flower to be. You also need to colour two green per flower/paperclip. You now need to shape your flower and build it using the three in blue for example in the picture.



I then used glossy accents on one of the green flowers. I placed the paperclip on top.




I then added some glue to the paperclip and placed the second green flower on top. I used my embossing tool to push it down so the two flowers sealed. I waited for this to dry (didn't take long with Glossy accents), then I glued my made flower to the top green flower.




Here are the finished paperclips. Next time I'm going to coulour the paperclips with alcohol inks so they co ordinate even more.

I hope you like this quick tutorial. You could use all sorts of different things not just flowers.


Thanks to Pam at http://www.thebugbytes.com/ for having me today as a guest designer. Go take a look at Pam's blog there's lots of fab designs by some great designers.



Kelly :)




17 comments:

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Kelly what a great idea. I will have to try these the next time I make a mini.... or maybe I could just use them here at work!!! Hmmm.
TFS

carrie-lee said...

pretty clips xx

Redrottie said...

brilliant !! thanks for the tutorial x

sparklingblackrose said...

Great tutorial Kelly :-) Elaine-xxx-

Wendy said...

Great tutorial,pretty clips.
Wendy xx

Nicki said...

Such a great idea. These are really pretty and would make cute little gifts packaged up nicely too :) x

lizzies said...

Gorgeous paperclips

sue said...

they are lovely,thanks for the tutorial
sue xx

CraftyLoops said...

Fab tutorial, thanks for sharing. Lee xx

Maureen said...

Great tutorial, well done, they look lovely.
Maureen..x

Alizabethy said...

lovely idea - think I will go and have a play now......

Pink Dandelion said...

Fab clips. I've been meaning to do some of these for ages. Debs xx

Heather said...

they are lovely, great tutorial x

Cards by Alison said...

Thanks for this will have a go. Alison xxx

Cards by Alison said...

thanks for this will have to have a play Alison xxx

Kathleen said...

clever project.
kathleen mc x

Cricut Couple said...

So Clever! I have to try this out!!!