Saturday, October 9, 2010

Inchies Perfect Flowers

Finding items for making a pretty inchie can be difficult, especially flowers. I have taken up making tiny, tiny, itty, bitty flowers, mostly for egg making. These tiny flowers, though, are the perfect embellishment for an inchie.

As you can see by the dime next to them, they are TINY. These are the first dogwoods I have made. I also made some lily of the valley, which you can see on my blog post here.

These flowers are made from paper that has been punched out with punches made specially for creating flowers this size. To adhere them to the stem, 2 glues are used. First, holding the petal or leaf with tweezers, the tip is inserted in some tacky glue. Right after, it is inserted in some super glue and quickly attached to the stem. The super glue causes them to adhere instantly. I am really not sure why only super glue is used, lol, but they are always made with the 2 glues.

Aren't they cute! I made 11 so far and have a few more to make. I will be making many of these, as well as many others between now and next October. The plan is to get a table at next years Egg Art Show and sell them to those attending the show.

I could not help but notice that they would make a lovely inchie. I decided to use an old pre-cut chip board square and cover it with some of the lovely and shimmery Paper Temptress paper.

Now, I will confess to you that this is not a true inchie since it measures 1 1/4" square instead of 1" square. I did not have a pre-cut 1" to use, so thought this would be close enough, lol.

I had such a difficult time tying this knot! Four leaves ended up falling off and I had to reglue one petal. Other than that, this inchie was super fast to make.

I am sure that you could purchase some small punches at your local craft store to make some of your own.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: Make your won embellishment
For Fun: Something you never used before
No Time To Stamp: Back to nature, any season
Stamp Something: Something punchy. use a punch
Tuesday Throwdown: Chipboard

Have a super weekend!!!



CraftinGranny said...

Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun this week. "Hugs" Carol

Davi said...

Wonderful use of the chipboard!! Pretty little flowers and the chipboard look like glass. Thanks for sharing your creations with us at TT this week.

Deb said...

adorable, your flowers are so pretty, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Lisa said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!

Lisa said...

This is just adorable! Thanks for joining us at FFC!