Monday, June 20, 2011

TBS DT: DIY Crinoline Flower

Hello crafty friends! This week The Beary Scrap design team is continuing with Do It Yourself Embellishment samples to go along with our current challenge. I've been a fan of crinoline flowers seen here and there and decided to try it myself! Thanks to my blogging buddy Linda Caughlin, the Funkie Junkie, for offering crinoline for sale, 'cause my local fabric store doesn't. :)

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I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tattered Florals die and cut three medium flowers and 2 of the smallest flowers on the die. I pressed one of each flower size into a Spun Sugar Distress Ink pad, and the others were spritzed with Glimmer Mist. It has a pink-ish brown-ish color and was perfect for the vintage look. I used a heat tool and tweezers to dry each flower then poked a hole in the centers. The flower "pollen" is a button from the My Mind's Eye Market Street button set. 

The tag is cut using the Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplate die. I used the Madison Avenue Dress Shop Glitter paper. Ages ago I cut out the dress form from this paper but never used the rest of it. Luckily I cut close enough to the form that I was able to use the sewing machine image as a design element on this tag, weeks later. Yay for pack rats!

As I was finishing this, I knew I'd make another one that would fix things I didn't like. Unfortunately I didn't plan any of the design except the dress form and crinoline flower. The sewing came late and the corseting after that. Unfortunately I had already added a back panel to cover the sewing bits so the corseting is visible on back.

The stamp in the upper corner is from the Tim Holtz Haberdashery set, and should be embossed instead of flat. I like the image there, but not it's flatness.

The twine on the faux spool is from the Madison Avenue collection, and the needle from my stash. And here's the rest of the story:

Card Recipe
Thanks so much for stopping by today. The design team will be showing all sorts of cool DIY embellishments all week, and hopefully we can inspire you to join our Beary Sweet "DIY Embellishment" Challenge. It's going on now through June 30th - come play with us!


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