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Saturday, February 02, 2013

A fun Fringe Flower by Guiseppa

I love making flowers from paper.  Guiseppa here to share with you a different way to use one of Samantha's Silhouette cuts.  Here is a look at the cut.

So, the suggestion that Samantha gives for the use of this cut is to use it as an embellishment, maybe a border using running your thumb to make it stand out irregularly.  I decided to go with something different.  I am going to make a fringe flower and here's how you do it.

The cut is the Scallop Dot Fringe.  When I pulled my cut up in the Silhouette software...I left the cut alone and didn't modify.  The only thing I did was did a duplicate one right next to it.  To cut it out I used the heavy paper setting with a speed of 3 and my blade set on 5.  Now, I used Samantha's patterned paper Paris Girl, so this is a perfect setting for her paper.  You may want to adjust your setting for the type of paper you use.

Here is a look at the cut.

Next you are going to want to roll your fringe, making sure the pattern you would like to see is on the inside. You can roll the fringe up with some tweezers, a quill or just use your fingers.  

After it is rolled up, stick a pencil in the middle to widen the center.  This allows for another piece of rolled fringe to go in the center.  Tape it to hold in place.

Now, peel back all of the pieced of fringe until it looks like this:

Next, take your second piece of fringe and cut it in half.  I did this because the the whole one would be too big to fit in the center of the first piece of fringe. Roll the second piece of fringe the same way you did the first.  Next, slide it into the whole you made using pencil.  Make sure you have a little bit of glue on it so it stays in place.  Finally, unfold the pieces of fringe.

Look how cute it turned out.  Add a brad or button to the center to make it look more like a flower.

I put my flower on a card, but you can use it for any crafting project.  The black background piece is also one of Samantha's Silhouette cuts.  It is called 12 Piece Tag Set.  These cuts can be found in the Silhouette Store.  Hope you liked my tutorial today!  Thanks for stopping by!

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