17.6.15

Parchment Flowers + Easy Leaf tutorial !

Parchment Flowers
            Dear friends sharing a simple card with silvery embossed parchment flowers. Cut a beautiful glitter textured DCWV pattern paper into 2 panels and used a Martha Stewart beaded ruffle border punch on the adjoining areas and layered it atop ivory card stock.
Parchment flowers
          The flowers were made by stamping and heat embossing with silver embossing powder on  Parchment paper  and later die cut with my favorite Heartfelt creations Sun kissed fleur die.The cute mottled pink center of my handmade flower is a thermocol ball!
Jazzed Leaf
The tiny pear on my floral bouquet is a find from the local market..doesnt it look yummy?!
A lot of newbie crafters visit my blog and so sharing this simple mini tutorial on jazzing up leaves for your handmade projects
Leaf tutorial
Punch/ die cut or hand cut your favorite leaf design . I have a lot of leaf punches and dies but the 2 shown above are my all time favorite which I reach to again and again! [ Jef medium leaf and Heartfelt creations Classic Leaf die set]
Leaf tutorial
Gather

  • ink pads [ shades of green, brown etc] 
  • fine tip sketch pens/ pencil 
  • white gel pen / correction pen.

Leaf tutorial
Sponge your leaf - aim for uneven shading or giving shading more at the edges and tips
Leaf tutorial
Draw veins randomly on your leaves- dont stress out about being perfect- remember nature abounds in imperfections!
Leaf tutorial
Looks good now itself but if you want to have more fun add a speckling of white dots using your favorite white ink. I didnt have any good white gel pen so used a correction pen!
Leaf tutorial
Either emboss your leaves using embossing tools and a mousepad/ embossing pad or for a quicker option simply pinch the leaves using your fingers!
Leaf tutorial
Oh and if your paper is white underneath dont forget to ink it too!

Leaf tutorial
I confess I am obsessed with leaves...I cant resist buying leaf punches and dies and also keep on experimenting with ways to get different  leaves with my existing supplies too!
Leaf tutorial
Here are 2 more leaf tutorials shared earlier :
Parchment Flower
I hope you liked my simple card!

Supplies:  All from Crafters Corner
Martha Stewart Beaded Ruffle Border Punch from Crafters Corner, Heartfelt creations Classic Leaf die, Marianne Leaf, Heartfelt creations Sun kissed fleur stamp and die set, DCWV The Snack paper stack
Linking to BGC

27 comments:

  1. Wow!! So simple but so stunning. That heartfelt die is top on my wishlist..i guess it will finally make it to my cart!! Thanks so much for this mini tute!! Looking forward to more!

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  2. This is so pretty and dainty! You have used some wonderful techniques I'd like to try!!!

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  3. Fabulous card Sonia. Fabulous tutorial. I am off to by a correction pen..Loz

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  4. So gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the leaves and those flowers!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Wow Sonia, this is just gorgeous!! That background is stunning and the vellum flower is completely dreamy! You always put so much detail into everything, your projects must take forever to make!! I sent you an email regarding your blog candy prize, get back to me when you have time please. Hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping in Pamelia have mailed you!

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  6. What a gorgeous card and fabulous tute ..Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea ..Will give it a try ..Though need to get that heartfelt die now :)

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  7. Pretty. Not used parchment paper for crafting. I have some parchment paper that I use for baking to put cookies on so they do not stick to the pan. Especially like how you gave detail/dimension to the leaves.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  8. Loved the pretty pink colors and silver embossed layered bloom look fab on it !Thanks for the tut :)

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  9. Such a beautiful design!! The flower looks really amazing!! Love your leaves too and thanks for the tutorial on that! :) HUGS

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  10. The correction pen works wonderful! Thanks for that tip. My white pen is always running out of ink so I'll try this. Beautiful flower and a gorgeous card!
    Lynn

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  11. Oh, that big ol' bloom is absolutely breathtaking! And the color combo here is so striking and gorgeous!

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  12. Beautiful card, love the flower and leaves and thanks for the tut....

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  13. this is awesome Sonia!! beautiful card!! and love how you've transformed the white leaves die cuts into real-life looking leaves.. you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!! kudos!

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  14. Oh wow, this is so stunning, Sonia!! That flower is amazing!! I love the colors you've used!! And your tutorial is fabulous as always!! Gorgeous, gorgeous card my friend!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. So sweet card and the leaves are very beautiful! Thanks for the tip of the correction pen! Great!

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  16. the flowers are so pretty and you really made those leaves come to life

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  17. Beautiful card Sonia, I love the flower
    Kevin xx

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  18. Maybe simple, but very beautiful! I like your leaves and tutorial!
    Thank you for playing with us at BGC!

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  19. This is stunning. I love your flower and leaves. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  20. Beautiful card! Your tutorial is a great idea for beginners. We often forget that there are new card makers joining our blog society all the time who may not have tried things like this before so this post will be of great help to them. Keep up the good work :) . Debra x

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  21. Absolutely stunning Sonia. Just adore the very creative flower arrangement. Thank you for the step by step too.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  22. thanks for the tutorial and lovely Flower and leaves you put on your beautiful card
    love this
    hugs, Monika

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  23. Thanks for sharing you love of leaves and the mini tutorial. Awesome sauce! I had to laugh at your use of the Thermocol ball. Hehe! That is genius and fun. Fantabulous design! ~Niki

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  24. WOW what a beautiful card. I like the way you design your cards, they are very special
    LG Petra

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  25. Such creativity and sparkle, Dr Sonia! I so enjoy viewing your beautiful creations and appreciate the time and thoughtfulness that you take in sharing with others how to achieve the magical effects that you do. May The Lord reward you for such kindness and sharing. Helen B xxx

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