Thursday, May 19, 2011

TECHINQUE THURSDAY, Faux Pressed Flowers Technique...

It's Technique Thursday time again!  This time I used the Faux Pressed Flowers Technique.  In this technique, you take paper flowers and press them into the card stock with an embossing folder to create the look of pressed flowers.  I like to cut and shape the paper flowers to imitate various flowers.  In this case, I was inspired by the Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susans) and Coneflowers coming up in my garden right now.

Be aware that when the flowers are pressed, they "spread" out a bit more.   For this first version, I cut quite a bit off each side of each petal and used only portions of a daisy to look like the coneflowers.

This is another version where I cut the petals down a bit, but not as much as the one above.  Of course, the colors are different for the individual flowers. Another difference is the embossing - with the top one, I used the folder with the crosses "debossed" and with the next one, I used it with the crosses "embossed".  Click the photos to enlarge and see the detail and that way you can decide which side you'd like to use for your project!

  • Stamp Sets – Inspired by Nature (#111656, $23.95)
  • Card stock – Old Olive, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – More Mustard, So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Old Olive, Always Artichoke Classic 
  • Punches – 1" Circle (#119868, $10.95), 3/4" Circle (#119873, $10.95), 1/2" Circle (#119869, $5.95)
  • Accessories – Paper Daisies Accents (#119243, $6.95)
  • Tools – Big Shot, Square Scallop Die (#115950, $21.95), Perfect Details Texturz Plate (#115962, $3.95), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (#119976, $7.95), Sponge Daubers


1.  Stamp your image on card stock and color if needed.

2.  Color and shape your paper flowers as desired. Be sure to add layers of color to mimic natural flowers.

3.  Adhere your flowers to your cardstock using a 2-way Glue Pen, Anywhere Glue Stick or Mono Multi (sparingly).

4.  Place the finished card stock into an Embossing Folder—a close, all-over pattern works best.

5.  Run through the Big Shot to emboss.

6.  Add embellishments and assemble into your finished card.

1 comment:

  1. I have just found your tutorial on this technique.
    Thnk you for describing it so clearly & you flowers look gorgeous - I must now go & try this for myself.


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