Monday, February 28, 2011

Tissue Paper Flowers - Tutorial

Hi everyone! 

Spring is just around the corner and the flowers are up here on the lovely West Coast of Canada! To get readyfor the season of flowers, today I have a little tutorial on making tissue paper flowers, using some wonderful brads from Upsy Daisy!  Let's get started:

Begin with some plain white tissue paper.  You will layer 5 or six pieces together and cut a small ( about 1.5 inches) circle out of the layered paper:
Next, you will crumple up the layers, making sure each one is very crumply!  Add a brad through the middle ( I used Upsy Daisy #BRD311- Blossom):

Spray the tissue flower with your choice of spray ink or mist - allow some to settle on the brad.  Heat set with heating tool.  Fluff again when dry, add a pearl to the centre of the brad if desired, and you are done!
These are great for adding interest and texture to any layout or card and are quick and easy to make in any size.  Here I have used them in a layout featuring the lovely Blossom line:
(#BLO011-Awakening; #BLO013-Orchard; #BLO016-Spring is in the Air)

I hope you enjoy making some tissue paper flowers for your layouts and cards!

Happy Day, everyone!


Monday, February 21, 2011

February challenge- Strips

Hi all, Marielle here, this week it's my turn to post on the Upsy Daisy Design blog and I wanted to to challenge you to make a layout using up those strips of paper found at the bottom of pattern papers from any of the UDD collections ( I think those are always so fun to get) and from the element sheets.I chose the Avalanche collection  for my project and the Summit "element" sheet.

Hope you'll give this a try, I would love to see your layouts.Just post a link in the comment section.
Hope you all have a great week !!
Marielle :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

It's tutorial day on the Upsy Daisy blog so I decided to get my stamp on and show you how to stamp on candles.


Materials include: Waxed paper, a white candle, white tissue paper, ink, scissors, a heat tool and your favourite Upsy Daisy Designs stamps. I used Chic Bebe and Girlfriends for this project.
Step 1:

Stamp your image onto the tissue paper. I stamped on the shiny side but I have not done any experimentation to see if that really matters. I used a few different stamps to create the image you see here.
Step 2:
Carefully cut around your stamped image and place RIGHT SIDE UP on the candle.

Step 3:
Take a piece of waxed paper and place it on top of your stamped tissue paper. Hold it firmly in place and make sure it is smooth on your image. Heat emboss until you no longer see any tissue paper.

Step 4:
Remove the waxed paper and take a peek at your candle. If there are any bits of tissue paper still visible, repeat step 3. You can buff your image if desired with your waxed paper.

I also made a coordinating gift bag for my candle using the "Cupcake" paper line and the same stamps I used on the candle.

There are so many possibilities for themes with the Upsy Daisy lines so feel free to adapt this idea to suit any holiday or occasion.

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Thanks so much for visiting!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine's Day at UDD!!!

Love is in the air
Everywhere I look around
Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound
And I don't know if I'm being foolish
Don't know if I'm being wise
But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when I look in your eyes!
(John Paul Young)

I Love Valentine's Day and I am so happy 'cause  it's my turn right at February!!! And... Pink + White + Red!!!??? Yes, I love these colors!!! At this time I chose to create a Gift Set and as I have been so much into Cards lately I came up with a Yummy Gift Heart Card, a 6"x6" Frame and a Gift Bag to fit both gifts inside.  

Home Sweet Home #HSH015 Midland Ave; Cupcake #UDD0136 Sweet;
A Walk in The Park #WP012 Elegant; Rub-on Transfer #UDD186. 'It's A Girl Thing'.
Prima Silver Swirls; Magnolia Tilda Stamp; Martha Stewart Border Punch;
American Craft Mini Rose Ribbon; Organza Ribbons; Watercolor Pencils; 6"x6" White 3D Frame.

Thanks for Taking a Look and  Have a Great Week!!!

Kiss, Julia Sáddi