Tuesday Tutorial From April Derrick

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Curious about how to make these?  Well keep reading. We have a fabulous tutorial for you today from Design Team Member April Derrick!
Supplies Used for Project:
– Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Die
– Cuttlebug
– Ranger Perfect Pearls
– Ranger Stickles
– Paper Studio Jewel Brads
– Pink Paislee Wood Letters
– Ranger Distress Stain
– Wooden Embroidery Hoop
How to create the flowers:
– Pick out several core’rdinating colors of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Cardstock and use a flower die to cut out several flowers
– Place each flower on top of a mouse pad and grab a small/medium sized stylus.
– Starting at the top of each flower petal, rub the end of the stylus in a circular motion working your way down the petal to the center of the flower.  The petals will start curl in as you do this.
– When you are happy with the flowers, place them into a container or cardboard box for misting.
– Create your own shimmery glimmer mist by combining Ranger’s Perfect Pearls with water.   Spray all of the flowers with your glimmer mist and let them dry.
* Note: I added about a 1/2 tsp of the “Perfect Pearl” powder to a 2 oz Ranger Mister bottle filled 3/4 of the way with water. You don’t have to make this much each time, I just like to keep this beautiful white mist on hand at all times so I have it ready whenever I need to add a little shimmer to my projects!
And here is the final project with some Black Magic all distressed and sanded for the background.Gorgeous!
– For this particular project, I layered the flowers together, punched a hole in the center, and then added a jeweled brad to the centers!


14 Responses to “Tuesday Tutorial From April Derrick”
  1. Andi Sexton says:

    Oh I am loving these flowers!!! Thanks for the tutorial…

    And.. my page for the challenge is ‘in progress’!

  2. Lovely! The flowers are all gorgeous and I love the sprinkling of mist over the top, really finishes them off nicely.

  3. Andrea says:

    Love your beautiful flowers! The color combination is so pretty!! Wondering if you “fixed” your perfect pearl mist with anything after it dried? I have mixed PP with water before and had the problem of it rubbing off after it dried. I wonder if I used too much water. . . .

  4. Dorina D says:

    What a great tutorial. The flowers and colors are just fantastic. Love the perfect pearls misted like that. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Angie says:

    Love it! I have been wanting to make something like this and now I think I will. Thanks for the idea!

  6. Tona says:

    Great project! Love those flowers.

  7. Awesome April! You have such creative ideas!

  8. Emily h says:

    These are so so beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.

  9. Beautiful job and I loved the tutorial!

  10. Julie Shearer says:

    So pretty. Great job. TFS.

  11. calamityjane says:

    These are so beautiful!!

  12. Barb in AK says:

    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Thank you so much for creating that and sharing the technique. 🙂

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