ID: DT March/11 Spellbinders Ovals Flower Tutorial

Created: February 26, 2011

SUPPLIES: (Note: most of the supplies can be found online at (items in Pink)
For Flowers:
Tissue (Kleenex)
Distress or Ecoline inks in floral colors
Cardstock thin white 65# (1 sheet 8.5" x 11")

Spellbinders Nestabilities "Classic Ovals Large" "Classic Ovals Small"
Scrapbook paper - coordinating pieces
Sharp scissors
Sizzix Tim's "Tattered Flowers",
Die Cutting Machine of choice
Big Shot
Glue stick, White Glue
Rhinestones coordinating colors medium size

Flower embellished with a Tim's Tattered Flower from scrapbook paper and a rhinestone

Click HERE to see the card made with this flower

or either of these two cards with similar flowers
Hope Perches or Leave Behind


Sample above: The upper two samples are done with Distress inks, the lower sample is done with Ecoline Inks


Usually I have an ample supply of used/dirty tissue from painting sessions. This time I had to make some.

Apply the distress pads or dribble some distress ink on a craft sheet and liberally mist with water. Press tissue into wetness. Move around and press down again, continue till satisfied. Let dry.

Or do same with Ecoline inks.

Separate the layers of tissue paper. Apply glue stick generously to a full sheet of white cardstock, making sure it is completely covered. Lay tissue on glued surface, press down and make sure everything is adhered well.

Step 1: Nest 2 oval dies within each other - the #2 (2nd from the smallest size up) from both the small & large set. Die cut 16 of these ovals (I usually die cut a couple extra just in case). If by chance some tissue lifts, just put a dab of glue under it.

PS don't throw any of your drop out scraps away - the card made with this flower uses all the scraps.

Punch or cut out a circle approx 1" or a touch smaller from white cardstock. Put a layer of white glue all over the circle and start adhering your ovals as shown.




Step 2: Put another bit of white glue on the circle and adhere the 2nd layer of ovals as shown. Try getting them as evenly spaced as possible.


Finished flower at end of step 2

Step 3: Apply some glue stick to the back of the ovals and adhere a piece of coordinating scrapbook paper as shown.

Step 4: With small scissors, start cutting away the excess portion of the ovals. PS don't throw them away, they're great to accent corners on cards and things.

Do step 1 & 2 again with the balance of the 8 ovals. See below for various options for assembly.

First portion of flower on top and skewed

First portion of flower underneath and skewed

First portion of flower on top but aligned

First portion of flower underneath but aligned
They're subtle differences in the images but are quite noticeable in real life.

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