This card turned out perfect! It's created with two papers from the Polar Expressions Collection
(Frosted Forest and Flannel PJs) and one of my new "dictionary flowers" with a felt covered iTop Brad
Now about the Dictionary Flowers: One day I happened upon a great blog post from Leah Fung
from Scrapbooks, Etc magazine and she showed you in a video how to make these yummy dictionary paper flowers. So last weekend I met up with a friend and we went CRAZY making tons of these flowers in all shapes and sizes. Below I listed some tips that I learned from playing.
TIP #1 - Dictionary paper works best, it's not too think and not too thin. I just went to the local thrift shop (D.I) and I bet some of those used book shops would be a good place to look. Plus it was only $3...and it will make TONS of flowers.
- In the video they top off the flowers with other paper flowers and buttons, but I have to admit that I think the iTop Brads really finish off these flowers so much better. I would suggest poking the ned of your scissors through the center before it dries completely...the glue may not have set all the way and it's a little thick, but you can push through and make a nice small hole that you can slide your iTop brad
through the hole.
- This process is messy but super fun. I used both spray mists from Tattered Angels
and Maya Mists
...they both work great.
TIP #4 - Don't worry about die cutting the flowers. I just folded it like I would if I were cutting out a snowflake and then used my scallop scissors to cut off the top. Since you crinkle these up they don't have to be perfect to begin with!!