Friday, June 19, 2009

Grungepaper Flowers

For weeks now I have wanted to make a grungepaper flower, that had a bit of depth to it, and yesterday I came across this blog tutorial, and immediately out came the grungepaper, and my Cricut Expression!
You can use a punch or stamps, or your die cutting machine. If you are using the Cricut, I used a brand new cutting mat as it needs a bit of stick to hold the grungepaper, and set the cutting knife to no 6 , and maximum depth and the highest speed. It cuts it, but the grungepaper needs to be pushed out gently afterwards. I cut the same shape in 2 different sizes, along with a couple of leaves for each flower.

I then followed Maria's instructions, and distressed inked the grungepaper with shades of reds, and yellows for the two flowers. I edged the red flower with walnut stain to give a bit of depth, and used a bead I found on the floor (while looking for a snap that had disappeared from my hand like they do!) My floor covering is shades of brown, that doesn't give up its treasures very often to the vacuum!!! lol
I glued all the pieces together with Glossy Accents, and almost put it on as dew drops, but decided against it. The grungepaper is a fabulous medium, and will bend and stay in place, and loves distress inks too. Haven't yet made my mind up if these will be pins or will go on a card, but for the meantime, they are here for you to look at!

It is the easiest idea in the world, and now I have made two, I am off and running. Thank you for the best tutorial, Maria!

28 comments:

Angie said...

wow, they are beautiful,
Hugs
Angie

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous flowers. Must get some grungepaper....

cardesque said...

these are FAB! I will put grunge paper on my next wish list!

Jackie

Becki and Alan said...

Isn't Maria's tutorial fab!! We made roses out of paper to decorate our wedding cake using her instructions. They are just sooooo effective!

Becki
xx

Jennifer said...

wow! I need grungepaper now! I've recently taken to punching flowers with wallpaper samples.
Can I ask which cartridge you used for the Cricut?
Thanks for sharing this.
Hugs
Jen x

Anesha said...

This is wonderful, had my grungepaper for a while now and have not used it. Will have to get it out. Anesha

Carolands said...

These are beautiful!

Chok Keun said...

Gorgeous!!!

patty w said...

oh my, those are pretty !

Sid said...

Lovely floral creations Jennie !!

Merry said...

Wow...they are stunning.

Nicki said...

These are brilliant! and sooo much cheaper than buying them and so much nicer i think! might have to give them a go, love em
Take care
Nicki
x

Steph said...

Wow, fabulous tutorial. Thanks for the tips. I've never heard of grungepaper before so thanks, I will check it out! x

Gvendalen said...

Gorgeous flowers, thank you for sharing

Lottie said...

Oh my word they are gorgeous - so realistic looking.

Minx said...

WOW WOW WOW These are awsome Jennie, love um and seeing as i still haven't had a play with my GP it will make a great first project :O)

Ellen said...

oh I love your flowers, you've convinced me now I NEED some grungepaper

Nunt said...

Need. A. Flower. Punch.

NOW.

Loving these <3

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Lovely! The texture and antique look is SO gorgeous! :O)

JPScraps said...

The flowers are beautiful!

Hels said...

Love them...will have to try them out on the Cricut...didn't think they would go thru that....knowing me tho I will probably break it LOL .. thanks for sharing :O))

Sian said...

These are beautiful!

Shazza said...

they are gorgeous
x

Joanne said...

just found this link. I've been wanting to make grunge flowers ever since CHA when Tim first showed them. Many thanks for the tutorial. x

Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps said...

Wow I absolutely love these! Thank you for sharing!!!

Jacque

Jaqi said...

Fab flowers , thanks for sharing the instructions on how you made them

Lesley said...

As usual a stunning project. Thank you so much for sharing.
Must have a go at grungepaper, this I need on my list of things to get.
Thanks Jennie

Maria said...

Wow, these are gorgeous AND I just happened to get some grungepaper a few weeks ago - I knew it would come in handy for something!!! Maria x