Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lace Flower Mini Tutorial

Welcome to the Stamp Simply weekly challenge number 140: this week, "Gone Askew..." placing our image panel askew on our design! I've also included a mini tutorial on the lace blossoms that I have been making as of late...such an easy, yet pretty, addition for your designs!

I used the beautiful 1.25" wide May Art's white Crochet Lace, available from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I started with 12" of crochet can experiment here...a longer length with make a fuller flower. I threaded a narrow satin ribbon onto a needle, then stitched it through the edge of the lace, through every other hole. I've also used May Art's Ivory and Natural twine for this step as well.
After running the narrow ribbon or twine through the entire border, begin to gather the lace tighter together. It will naturally form a circular shape.

Even out the lace around the blossom, tucking the crochet lace ends into the folds. Tie and knot the two ends, gathering the lace tightly, with a small center hole. Trim the excess ribbon, or use it in your design.

You can now top the center with a button, brad, silk flower, or bow.

I decided to top by white lace blossom with a pretty May Art's Buttery Gold wide Silk Ribbon bow, created with a Bow Easy ( both Stamp Simply Ribbon Store).

The rest of my design was created with Crafty Secret's #11 "Flowers" for my image, Graphic 45's pinstriped "A Proper Gentleman" and pale yellow KaiserCraft "Devonshire Collection" designer papers (All from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store).

Kaiser self adhesive "Snow" Pearls
(Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) decorate the corners of my "askew" design.

Please check out the rest of the Stamp Simply Challenge DT designs:
Teresa Kline: Enjoy the VA Sunshine - April and May's Guest Designer
Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits
Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat
Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

NOW for the GOOD NEWS:
May Art's Crocheted Lace is on sale NOW at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! The sale runs thru Monday morning, May 24, at 8:00 a.m EST, for 15% OFF — when purchased by the SPOOL ONLY.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope that you try a lace blossom today!


Deb Neerman said...

Absolutely gorgeous! One of the prettiest cards I've seen ... and that beautiful flower is the perfect finishing touch!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Deb!

Teresa Kline said...

so gorgeous....nicely done...have a fabulous weekend!

enjoy *~*

Janine said...

Love that lace flower!! Beautiful!!

Rosie said...

Love, love, love the lace flower, beautiful card

Barbara said...

Just gorgeous, Deb! Love that image--the pinstripe paper is fabulous with it! Thanks for the lace flower tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Hi Deb~

Thank you for taking the time to show us how to make these great flowers! They are beautiful as is your very wonderful "askew" card.

I love the swiss dots on the yellow paper, and the main focal point--the printed papers. I am guessing they are printed. The card looks beautiful!

You are appreciated!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Barbara Schram said...

YOU are a master of lace ribbon! Thanks for sharing the how to's! Wonderful card, Deb!

AMIT said...

The card is so lovely.

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C said...

I've seen others but this one is perfect! TFS!!

Mary Anne Perlmutter said...

Thank you for taking the time to show me how to create that lace flower. Can't wait to try it out. This is a card that would make it to the fireplace mantel in my home.

Janet L. said...

Wonderful!! I actually think I could make one after seeing your clear steps. Thanks!

CherylQuilts said...

Deb, this is gorgeous! Mthanks,for sharing the tutorial...must try it!!