Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vellum Lilac Flowers Mini Tutorial









Last night while I was watching TV I was using my Martha Stewart punches to punch out petals for more vellum flowers.  While I was punching out the smallest petals in purple, I was thinking, I bet these tiny petals could be shaped and attached to a beautiful lilac stamp that I have.  I decided to give it a try.  Above you can see my finished card, a closeup of the punched vellum flowers attached to the stamped design, and then a picture of the supplies used to do this.

The lilac stamp used is one I have had for many years.  It is by PSX (1994).  I have been collecting flower stamps for years.  It was stamped on white card stock and colored with Copic markers.  Yellow chalk was used around the design.  I shaped the tiny petals with the stylus  and using tweezers, added a tiny spot of glue to the bottom then started attaching them to the stamped design.  I had two shades of purple vellum so used both colors to give some depth to the flower. The reason I colored the design with Copic markers first  was because I was sure some of the stamped flowers would show, especially on the tips.  I was right, so it was important to color the image before gluing down the vellum flowers.  Cuttlebug corners were added to complete the front.  The design was then attached to a piece of  card Vibrant Violet card stock from Gina K Designs.  I love this color of purple with the flowers. 

I really like how this turned out.  What do you think?  Does it look pretty realistic?  One more thing I can do with my vellum flowers!

You can purchase the vellum and Martha Stewart punches from Joan's Gardens.

Well we are off to enjoy some time with our kids and grandkids.  Hope you are having a fun summer.

33 comments:

Jose said...

WOW WOW WOW !! What a job sticking all those tiny flowers onto the card, but you have a gorgeous card there, look like a real flower attached.
Jose x x

Olga said...

Okay, I have gotten up out of the floor and closed my mouth, breathing again and think I will be okay. I have never in my life seen such a gorgeous card!!!! Many more of these and Hallmark will have to close up shop for sure. Have fun with the kids!

Patti said...

Awesome,awesome tutorial! Very cool card!

Tertia said...

WOW! This is amazing! I love your card.

April said...

Ooooh! How beautiful! Boy was that a lot of work, punching and gluing. But what wonderful results!

Anonymous said...

You inspire me! You embellish your cards so beautifully. You site make me think of different ways to make cards.
Lill

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

My DD had done a Hydrangia once but this is so much more detail! Yipes, I bow down to the master! It's gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Wow Selma, that is truly beautiful.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You have more patience than I do to glue all those little flowers in place. But what a beautiful result!

Nina said...

OH SELMA!! this just leaves me speechless... so beautiful!! OK... I am for sure getting that punch!! miss you bunches, but I lurk and come by when I find time to drool and look at all the details... lovely projects here all the time! Geeze, I wonder who will get all these beautiful cards, do you sell them somewhere, if not you should!((hugs))

Kelly said...

What a beautiful card! I love lilacs! I also love that you're from Deer Park. I grew up in Colville!

CraftinGranny said...

There are no words that can describe the beauty of this card Selma. Fantastic tutorial! I keep trying and one of these days my flowers will surely turn out as beautiful as yours...HA!
Have a great time with the kids and a Happy Holiday to you and yours.
"Hugs" Carol

Karen W said...

Stunning!!! A lot of work and it's gorgeous!!

Kerrie said...

Oh my this is just awesome..... thanks for sharing.....

Anonymous said...

Truly stunnnnnnnnnnning! So, so realistic. You have inspired a new prayer in me "Lord please give me patience - now" Thank you for sharing your work.
Mary x

Donna said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and amazing! It does look very time consuming. But well worth the effort!

Velta said...

Oh My Selma ~ This is just stunning! I love those lilacs popped up like you did it. Makes the whole card all the more special!! Thank you for sharing :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

THUD! another just toooooo gorgeous card..you are our Queen of Flowers!
I have this stamp somewhere and will try this (some day!!) but now have inspiration for those tiny pieces from the punch....
toooooo incredible! TFS!

Cherie said...

Wow! This is totally awesome! I love Lilacs! When I look at your card I can almost smell them! Beautiful! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! I just love it! As I do all of your creations. Keep it up Selma! You just keep amazing us every time.

Jackie

Stampin' Pam said...

WOW Selma - you just keep wowing us - over and over and over - I think maybe I finally need to buy those punches and some velum! LOL

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, this looks real! Does it have the great scent too?

Anonymous said...

Selma, I am sooooo glad I met you, even if not in person!!

So wish you were around here to sit in on some classes to learn from a master, and I MEAN that!!!! I don't flatter. IT'S THE TRUTH, YOU ARE A MASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are truly a gem! Have a wonderful day. Donna

Anonymous said...

Being from the East coast, I sure miss lilacs here in Arizona. Maybe this will make me less home sick!! Thanks for sharing.
Cathy Krynski

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

Oh how Beautiful-Gasp! I Love this type of work & appreciate all the work that goes in to making it! amazing Job!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my goodness ... this is GORGEOUS! Great thinking! Lilacs are one of my favorites and this is just beautiful & so realistic!! Great job as always!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm totally in love with everything that you do. You are truly a master!
Sharon

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, I say amen to everyone's comments. This is down right gorgeous. There aren't enough words to describe it's beauty.

Audrey said...

Love this project! Is that a punch you used for the corners? I've been looking for one with a lily-of-the valley motif. Could you, perhaps, leave a comment on my blog and let me know. I would sincerely appreciate it. http://audreysarchive.blogspot.com/

Melinda said...

I love your card with the lilacs. I see you made it a while ago but it is timely with spring thinking about coming. I would add a spray of lilac scent of some kind to perk up the senses.

Melinda

Unknown said...

Omg.so cute.I have this very lilac stamp and never used it to its full potential. Thank you for the tutorial!

Unknown said...

Omg.so cute.I have this very lilac stamp and never used it to its full potential. Thank you for the tutorial!

Daria said...

This is beautiful! If I find this image in my stash (I love the PSX botanicals.), I'm going to give it a try.

TFS. Daria

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