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Flower Embellishments:: A Scrapbooking tutorial by Gretchen Mcelveen

flower embellishments:: a scrapbooking tutorial by Gretchen Mcevleen @ shimelle.com

Good morning! I have to admit that I am not much of a stamper, but shockingly, I have a stamping technique to share with you today. And it’s super fun & easy!
Disclaimer: I am pretty sure this is not some earth-shattering, never-done-before technique but I am sharing it nonetheless. I am going to show you how to make a pretty flower embellishment like the one on this card.

flower embellishments:: a scrapbooking tutorial by gretchen mcelveen @ shimelle.com

All you need is a sheet of white paper/cardstock, a cateye ink pad, a pen, & scissors.

flower embellishments:: a scrapbooking tutorial by gretchen mcelveen @ shimelle.com

And this is what you do…
Stamp the ink pad all over the white paper. 
These will be your ‘petals’. I use five petals for my flower but I stamped a few extra so I could choose the ones I liked best.

flower embellishments:: a scrapbooking tutorial by gretchen mcelveen @ shimelle.com

Outline the petals with black pen. 
Don’t worry about outlining them perfectly. Sometimes the messiness is more fun!

flower embellishments:: a scrapbooking tutorial by gretchen mcelveen @ shimelle.com

Now cut them out. 
Once again, don’t worry about cutting them out precisely.

flower embellishments:: a scrapbooking tutorial by gretchen mcelveen @ shimelle.com

Arrange your petals to make a flower.

flower embellishments:: a scrapbooking tutorial by gretchen mcelveen @ shimelle.com

You can use the same technique to make leaves to add to your flower.

flower embellishments:: a scrapbooking tutorial by gretchen mcelveen @ shimelle.com

Add the leaves behind the flower and complete the embellishment with a fun center. Try using a button or brad or some bling!

And then you are done! And you’ve got a fun embellishment to add to a project! Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Have an awesome day!





Gretchen is a physical therapist by day and a scrapbooker by night! She started scrapbooking 10 years ago after she got married and had all those wedding pictures to scrap. She and her husband do not have children (yet); but between friends, pets, family members, hobbies, and travelling adventures she still has plenty to scrap! Gretchen was a Creating Keepsakes Dream Team member this year and she currently designs for KI Memories/Hampton Art and Noel Mignon kit club. You can keep up with her and see more of her work on her blog.

19 August 2014



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6 Comments for Flower Embellishments:: A Scrapbooking tutorial by Gretchen Mcelveen

  1. Maureen Gallagher Says:

    When I go to shimelle.com this and the previous post don’t show up.

  2. Tracey Says:

    Such a simply idea….love it!

  3. BunnyD Says:

    Well hello! Why didn’t I think of this? I use cat’s eye ink pads all the time. Brilliant! Thanks for the idea!

  4. scrapacosas Says:

    Love love love it! I´ll be using it a lot!thanks for sharing.

  5. Gab Says:

    Such a great idea! Thanks!

  6. lee Says:

    such a simple and yet different idea for flowers… thanks for sharing!

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