Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Vellum Tape Flowers (Little Yellow Bicycle Just Because)



Hi everyone! Today I'm featuring two styles of vellum tape flowers I created from the vellum tape strips in Little Yellow Bicycle's Just Because collection.

The first flower was made by folding 2" strips of vellum tape into loops. The second flower also uses 2" strips, but I kept the strips flat and snipped the ends to a point.


The finished flowers can be used as embellishments on a layout or a card and can even be clipped onto a gift or used to add fresh style to a wreath.


Here's a look at what a loop-style flower looks like on a card:




Here's how to put a looped flower together:

1. Start off with a punched cardstock circle. This one has a 1 1/2" base.

2. Adhere a 12" strip of vellum tape to a 12" piece of white cardstock (cut the cardstock to match the width of the tape before adhering or trim it afterwards). This will make for a sturdy material to work with. If you'd like something a bit more flexible, you could use white copy paper.

3. Cut 2" strips from the vellum tape. Roll each strip over a pencil (or other slim, round object) to soften the cardstock and make it easier to manipulate. Fold the 2" piece of tape in half, end to end. Adhere on the inside using Glue Dots or other strong adhesive.
4. Adhere these "petals" to the punched circle, layering as you go. Again, you can use Glue Dots because they help keep the petals flexible so you can play with the spacing between them.

5. Embellish the center as desired. I used pieces from the Paper Crafting Kit and a Fresh Verse sticker.

Linking to Blooming Homestead's Crafty Tuesday 3/5/13.
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25 comments:

  1. love those cards!!!! the tape looks amazing!

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  2. adorable~looks awesome on the card!!!

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  3. Ohhhhhhhhhh these are just gorgeous! I love how you used it on a card!! Off to check it out!

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  4. what a cute idea. The flowers are darling. i pinned your card!

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  5. Lovely card! Great use of that tape. the flowers turned out so pretty!

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  6. Beautiful flowers Lisa and what a great idea!

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  7. Great tape ideas and who doesn't love flowers, right?! Such a great card - wonderful bold colors :)

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  8. How adorable - cute, fun and colorful. Love them.

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  9. So adorable!!!!!! Love them!!!

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  10. Great idea:) I'm always looking for ways to make embellishments because i don't buy very many. thanks!

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  11. Fabulous embellishments!!! I don't have any of that LYB washi tape but I have lots of washi that I might have to try this with!!

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  12. These are really fun! I struggle sometimes with washi tape, it just never looks great on my layouts. But these look fabulous and I bet super easy too! :)

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  13. Love your card. THe tape looks great.

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  14. Nice card. Thanks for the flower making tips.

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  15. So fun and festive. I love how these turned out. Your card is so pretty too.

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  16. Cute! Washi makes so many things fun!

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  17. Love your flowers and the card, great colors :)

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  18. These turned out lovely.
    I didn't even know there was such thing as velum tape :O

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  19. EEEEP!!!!!!Adorable!!!!! Can't wait to try this :)

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  20. What gorgeous flowers! and card!
    KC

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  21. Wow, these are so fabulous! You are so talented. :) Thanks so much for linking up this week!

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