Here is my submission for the card candy category of the current PTI Swap. We are to make 2 pieces for each set, six sets. The pieces can either be matching or coordinating. I am not a big floral person. My embellies tend to be fairly simple and plain, a ribbon or a couple of brads. But lately it seems that everyone has been adding large flowers to their projects. So I looked around online to find a tutorial on how to do some of these things. This first flower is a spiral flower. To make it I followed THIS tutorial. I used a 5" square of Raspberry Fizz Mix patterned paper. I cut a spiral and rolled, securing with glue dots and adding Crystal Effects at the end to hold it all together.
This next flower is from a Nicole Heady blog post, seen HERE. It is super quick and easy--the part that took the longest was die cutting all the felt flowers. I used the Beautiful Blooms II die, the large one and cut five flowers for each one. Fold 4 in half and half again, and stitch down to a flat flower. Add a button and some ribbon "leaves" and you're all set. I love how fluffy this flower is! It is from Rasp. Fizz felt. Buttons and ribbon are also PTI.
Here they are together. These are both fairly large. I'd guess the felt flower is about 2" in diameter, not counting the leaves, and the spiral rose is about 1.5". I only had enough felt to make 7 flowers, so that is why there is only one per set. But I think the spiral rose is cute too.
I'm pleased with how these turned out. Hope you like them too and learned something today. While I was fooling around with making my own embellies, I did a couple of others; I will post them tomorrow.