Microwave Flowers…

I have seen the following technique in many tutorials on the internet and thought it would look so lovely on a set of cards that I was completing. As you can see I used a large 3 inch scalloped circle punch and a smaller flower punch.

I used the Making Memories English Garden Paper collection to make my cards and then a pulled 4 sheets from the same pad of paer to use for the punches.

 Get a container of water and place each die cut flower in the water. Do this slowly and a few flowers at a time so as to not rip them when pulling them out of the water.

Once you pull them out, squeeze them carefully to get the excess water out.

Once you have them crumpled, place them in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. The smaller the flower the less amount of time. When they come from the microwave, they are delicate and need to be pulled apart carefully because they rip if not careful.
As you can see the flowers once pulled apart are crumpled and dry and raised.

Now I will present a couple of different things I did with them.
Take one of the larger scallop circles and place and emboss it. I used my Big Shot and used a Sizzix embossing folder to get the polka dot look. Adhere the smaller flowers and place a button in the center.
Place three sets of flowers down one side of card and adhere a crystal in the center ofr a little bling.
Adhere a large scallop circle, then a smaller flower. using a coordinating ribbon, make a bow and place a small decorative stickpin in the center of bow and then adhere to center of flower.
More embossing with a brad…



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