Technique Junkies

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Faux Pressed Flowers Challenge

Welcome to the June 2012 Technique Tuesday challenge!!!  Thank you to everyone who played along last month--stay tuned to see the Top Winner and Showcased cards on the 15th!  Now, let's proceed to this month's tutorial!  The technique this month is

June's Top Winner will receive 3 digital sentiments made by yours truly, and each stamper who's card is showcased will receive 1 digital sentiment made by yours truly! ;)  Here's the best part--THE WINNERS get to choose what they want their sentiment to say and what style!  If this doesn't sound like something you'd like, you could choose from some sentiments that I already have made. :)

This is how it will work--please email me within 5 days with the sentiment(s) that you would like and choose from the following styles: classic (ie Times New Roman type font), elegant (ie cursive font), whimsical (ie swirly/kid type font), or fun (handwriting font).  More information will be mentioned when the winners are announced!

Faux Pressed Flowers

Materials Needed

Paper flower(s)--FLAT ones
Paper leaves (optional)
Dry embossing folder
Dry embossing machine/die cut machine
Glue stick
Smallish piece of cardstock (mine is 3"x4")
Desired embellishments

"How To"

1. This is an optional step--glue your paper leaves around your piece of  cardstock to create a leafy border for your flowers.

2. Glue your paper flowers as desired on top of the leafy cardstock--use a glue stick to do this so that when you dry emboss, the glue will mash in and adhere the flowers really well.

3. Place your panel into a dry embossing folder and run through your machine.  I did this 3 times in order to get really good detail.  A smaller/close together dry embossing pattern is the best choice for this step.

4. Add embellishments to your flowers to create a garden scene.

5. Add to your card.

So, how are YOU going to use this technique?  I can't wait to see all the fabulous creations you all come with!  If you'd like to see more details of my card, please visit my personal blog, On a Stampage.  Happy crafting, friends!


Esther Asbury said...

Ooooo can't wait to try this out! Looks like a lot of fun!

Katy said...

Oh I LOVE this!! Count me in :)

Victoria said...

Slightly more organised than last month!! Really enjoyed this technique.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the great tut and also the wonderful comment you left me. I love this idea and just to get to use my embossing folders is a great bonus. Have joined as a new follower.x

Dorte said...

Wonderful card, thank you for showing how!

Enjoy your evening.
hugs Dorte

Nancy said...

Hi Mynnette!!! Just got home from vacation and trying to play catch up on Blogger. I was thrilled to see your June challenge had started!!!! Your card is Amazing ~ I can't wait to try this technique!!!
Nancy xx :D

Fliss said...

Fabulous idea Mynnette and my creative thoughts are now buzzing! Thanks for the inspiration and will definitely be entering this time.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Kim x said...

Hi Mynnette, I love it, and it didn't beat me this time lol.
hugs Kimx

Marie M. said...

Too late but... Thank you !