Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Do you like flowers on your cards but
wish there was an inexpensive way to make your own?
Well.....there is, and I'm gonna show you how
to make a "coffee filter flower"
**the ink I used is Posh Rainbow Ink**
but you can use any water based ink
you will also need a piece of wax paper and a scissors 
you can use any type of coffee filter and either white
or the tan color ones.  This type is a little sturdier and seems
to work the best.
1)  Punch out desired number of scallop circles
2)  Lay them out on a piece of wax paper and
spray them with the solution of water and desired amount of water color ink
you can spray as little or as much as you like to get desired effect.
3)  crumble them up while they are still wet 
4)  Allow them to dry completely then open them up
5)  Layer desired amount - I layered 3 for this project
6)  Pierce the center and place brad
7)  Cut slits from the outside edge in toward the center with the scissors 
I cut the top 2 layers and left the bottom.
8)  Work the flower to shape to your liking.  I kind of messed it up
and preferred the crumpled look.
9)  Attach to your project!!
If you have any questions leave me a comment and leave your
e-mail (all comments are moderated) and I will e-mail you
BUT I won't post your e-mail address.
Happy flower making!!
Hope you liked the tutorial. 
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Min said...

Awesome Tutorial Amy - can't wait to get home and get those coffee filters out!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Devlin said...

Great! I made them myself too for about a year or so and I always use the cuttlebug and some really nice spellbinders or creatables and I spray them with glimmer mist, so you get a really nice shine.
Fab card.

sgc said...

Very cute, Amy!

Billie A said...

great flower. Love the idea of the coffee filter. thanks