Snowflake flower tutorial by Pattie
Saw this cute "snowflake" and thought that it would translate really well with My Little Shoebox's lines of paper. This is a really easy embellishment to make and is super cute on layouts, projects and even cards (just use smaller punches). Hope you have as much making this as I did =D
Here's the supply list:
MLS papers (Home Tweet Home), cardstock for stamping, MLS stamps (I used Home Tweet Home), XL Scalloped Square punch by Fiskars, 2" scalloped circle punch, 1 �" scalloped circle punch, copic markers (to color in stamped image), tacky glue, extra strong liquid glue (like glossy accents or even a glue gun), ink for stamping and ink for edging your paper, candy gem baubles by Prima, foam squares, scissors.
Step 1: punch out 12 scalloped squares, 1- 2" scalloped circles, and 1- 1 �" circle from a coordinating paper. Ink the edges of all of your scalloped squares and the 1 � " circle.
Step 2: pinch one corner of each a square. Repeat with each square.
Step 3: roll the square into a cone shape. Glue the edges together with really strong glue. Repeat with the other 11 squares.
Step 4: Cover the 2" circle with tacky glue. Start placing the cones on the circle. It seems like you won't be able to fit all of your cones on this circle, but they do! It's a little tight and you'll have to squeeze them in. The nice thing about using the tacky glue is that it'll take a few minutes to dry and this gives plenty of time to re-arrange the cones.
Step 5: Stamp and color in your image (copic markers are awesome, but you can use whatever you have). I really love using versa-mark inks when stamping. It seems to give me really clean stamped images. Cut out the bird.
Step 6: Use a really strong adhesive (glossy accents or even a glue gun) to adhere the bead bauble to the center of the flower. I used a foam square to pop the birdie onto the 1 �" circle that I had punched out in the beginning. I then used 2 foam squares stacked to stick my circle onto the center of the flower.
Here is the finished flower
I'd love to see your take on these flowers with MLS papers. Share them with us on our Facebook page here.