Hello everyone, Adriana here today and I am going to be playing with one on my favourite embellishments “Flowers”
Paper flowers are such a wonderful embellishment for your all projects, scrapbooking layouts and cards. The beauty of paper flowers are that they look fabulous in a cluster or pretty and sweet by themselves. Kaisercraft have a great selection of Paper Blooms.
The large or original Kaisercraft Paper blooms come in 22 different colours. From the bright Seabreeze and Sunset, to the softer tones of Buttercream and Misty. Each pack contains 10 blooms and on the back of each flower is a 10cm of fine wire. These wires are great to secure your flowers to your projects, or you can just cut them off.
Paper Bloom – F636 Ruby
The Kaisercraft Mini Paper blooms are also available in coordinated colours and each pack contains 10 mini blooms, in two coordinating shades.
Paper mini bloom – F653 Ruby
Another great product to enhance these paper flowers or blooms is to add some EM995 Kaisercraft Paper leaves. Each packet contains many assorted sizes of green paper leaves, they add a more natural look to your paper blooms. They even have detailed veins, which make them so life-like.
Assorted Paper leaves – EM995
Today I will show you how to create a cluster of paper flowers and leaves, in particular, a clustered flowering vine. Now, I must admit that I am not the first to create these vine of flowers, many wonderful people have done these before and many scrapbooking manufacturers even sell these flowering vines already arranged together. So, this is just my very quick example of creating a very simple vine branch of flowers with the paper blooms and leaves, ready to be added to any project.
You will need some Kaisercraft Paper blooms and Mini paper blooms, florist wire, craft glue, scissors and a bamboo skewer or thin stick. Firstly, cut some florist wire in 10 cm lengths and glue them on the back of the Kaisercraft paper leaves.
With more of the florist wire create a branch or stick tree about 25 cm in length, this will be the base of your vine flowering branch.
Each paper bloom has a 10cm length of wire attached to each paper flower, these are fabulous for tying them together. But in this case, they will be added to the stick like branch made with florist wire. Also add the paper leaves with the glued florist wire, to the vine branch. HINT: You could use florist tape to secure all your flowers and leaves together.
Create little spiral accents with florist wire and bamboo skewer, but twisting the wire around a stick or bamboo skewer and then slide them off the stick, then twist the end to flowers or leaves.Add the mini flower blooms and leaves clusters to the end and middle of the vine branch.
Now your Vine paper flowers and leaves are ready to be used for any project.
Here is my layout, which includes my finished vine branch of flowers. Using the new release paper collection “Fly Free”. Firstly I created a edged background with the Fly Free clear stamp set CS225. I coloured the stamped flowers and leaves with watercolour pencils, slightly applying a little water with a paint brush to blend all the pencil colour together. I did the same with the butterfly stamp, for the same stamp set. I bent my vine to go around my photo, and then glued my flowering vine branch to my page.
“DARE TO DREAM” layout by Adriana Bolzon
Kaisercraft materials: Paper flower blooms F636 Ruby, F635 Terracotta, F645 Honey, EM995 Assorted paper leaves, “Fly Free” paper collection – Clear stamps CS225, P1880 QT, P1895 Gal Pal, Sticker sheet SS289, IP719 Black ink pad. Other: watercolour pencils, brush, florist wire, glue.
Kaisercraft paper blooms are so easy to use for a very quick flower embelisment but if you want to create something a little different and unique, you can create your own personal flowers. With the help of a manual die-cut machine, die-cuts and papers you can create some wonderful flowering embellishments to add to your projects.
Kaisercraft newly released Decorative Dies are great to create embellishments over and over again. Today I will feature the new DD710 Decorative Die – Rolled flower die-cut and to compliment the Rolled die-cut flowers Kaisercraft have the released the DD516 Vines leaves die set, this set has 3 different types of vine/leaves.
This is a fabulous set with 2 different flower die-cut, one with a scalloped edge and the other with a simple straight edge. Each die gives a different finish to the flower. Also, there is a leaf die-cut included in this set.
How to make this rolled flowers, once you have cut your flower diecut with your selected paper, start from one end and roll around the paper, around a bamboo stick or skewer, once you have reached the end, dab a bit of glue at the end of the paper, this will secure your rolled bloom.
Here is a card that I have created using the Rolled flower dies and vine leaf dies.
“Let your dreams take flight” Fly Free Card by Adriana Bolzon
Kaisercraft materials: Decorative dies Rolled flowers DD710, Decorative dies vine leaves DD516, “Fly Free” paper collection – Paper pad 975. Other: twine, leaf punch.
Die-cuts flowers are so amazing to create and the possibilities are endless. You can create flowers with many different paper mediums and even fabric.
Happy flower crafting everyone, until next time Cheers Adriana XX