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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Guest Designer - Michelle Hollings

Quick and Simple Chenille Flower Embellishment Tutorial

Michelle Hollings for Die Cuts R Us

Quick and Simple Chenille Flower Embellishment Tutorial
By Michelle Hollings for Die Cuts R Us michelles-mbellishments.blogspot.com

Supplies you will need:

Chenille Pipe Cleaner (available at any craft store)
Jumbo Brads- I used a Basic Grey Kioshi collection Stitched Brad
A round object or you can use your fingers (for picture taking purposes I used a Judikins Color duster handle)

1- Wrap your pipe cleaner around your finger or round object one time and bend the lose end around the rest of the pipe cleaner to secure the first loop.

2- Now wrap the pipe cleaner around again in the opposite direction.

3- Wrap the pipe cleaner around again multiple times until you have used the entire length of the pipe cleaner...

this will result in 4 loops if you use the color duster handle and 5 if you use your fingers.

4- Now insert your jumbo brad through the center of your flower and bend back the prongs in such a way that it secures the pipe cleaner in the shape you have created.

Finished- Now you have a finished flower to add to your card.

Here is a card I made using my Chenille Flower.

Supplies Available from Die Cuts R US
Yoga Anya by The Greeting Farm
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Basic Grey Kioshi 6 X 6 Paper Pad
Kioshi Collection Stitched Brads
Memento Die Ink Pad Tuxedo Black
Neenah Classic Crest Solar
Spellbinders Petite Oval and Scallop Oval Dies
GluGlider Pro
Copic Markers:
Face: E000, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E25, E27, E35
Clothes: RV0000, RV10, RV21

Thank you Michelle for putting together such a wonderful tutorial for us. We appreciate your effort and all of those great photos! I know I'll be trying this method and I hope to see some of these sweet little embellies on some future projects.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone...



Margreet said...

that's great Michelle....thanks for your clear tutorial!
xxx Margreet

Silvia said...

Awesome tutorial Michelle! I can't wait to try this. I love to make my own embellishments too. So, this tutorial comes very handy. Thanks girls for all you do and for all the sharing.

Claudia @ Die Cuts R Us said...

Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial with us. I have lots of these lying around; crafts we've made with my boys. Never thought of making a flower!
Your card is beautiful.


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