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Make a Steam Punk Flower with Tim Holtz Jumbo Tattered Florals

by Amy Bowerman

To say that I am in love with the new Sizzix Jumbo Tattered Florals die from Tim Holtz would be the understatement of the year!  Obsessed is much more fitting.  I have been waiting for Jumbo flowers and so excited that they are finally here!  Today I have a Steampunk Flower tutorial to share with you inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags of 2014 January technique.  Fire up your Vagabond and let’s make some Jumbo Tattered Florals…steam punk style!

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Generally I am ALL sunshine and rainbows, but Tim’s January Tag technique forced me out of my colorful comfort zone and inspired me to get a little grungy.

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No glitter, no sparkle NO rainbows just down and dirty, grungy, steampunk style for this project!

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My inner unicorn has left the building (for now).  Today we will be drinking out of a dirty “Must be Italian” Fra-gee-lay glass!   Fear not rainbow lovers I have a colorful Jumbo Tattered Florals Tutorial coming your way later this week :)

Cutting Jumbo Tattered Florals

The Jumbo Tattered Florals die is approx 12 in.  I like to add an extra .5 in to ensure a clean-cut.  For this process you will need to make a few adjustments to piece your papers together but don’t worry I’ve got you covered!

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Foil Cardstock Flowers

I used Ranger Foil Cardstock for one round of flowers by piecing card stock together with Foil Tape.

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Only one piece of foil tape was necessary but I went ahead and added strips of tape all the way up for a metallic striped look.

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Using the Tim Holtz Clockwork Stencil and Metallic Distress Paint (Tarnished Brass) I covered the back side of the Foil Card Stock with a Steampunk savvy design.

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Generally I am adamant about embossing BEFORE cutting, but due to the size of the new Jumbo Tattered Florals I made an exception.  The Foil Card stock  and foil tape combination allows the flowers to hold up to embossing after being cut.

*I used Tim Holtz Alterations rivets and Diamond Plate Sizzix Texture Fades.

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 Fabric Flowers

I scored some of Tim’s Eclectic Elements fabric from Coat’s at the Fave Crafts Blogger Party at CHA.  I don’t sew, but thanks to Stiffy from Plaid Crafts I can paint my way to fabulous fabric Flowers!

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Easy-Peasy, just paint on Stiffy (both sides of fabric), let dry, cut and shape!

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 Assembling Steampunk Flowers

Assembling your steam punk flowers is  easy.  You can check out my flower shaping/curling tips HERE.

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The only thing you will need to adjust when working with Jumbo Tattered Florals is the gauge of your wire.  For this project I used 22 gauge wire.

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*Tim Holtz Idea-ology accoutrements Buttons make the perfect center for a steam punk flower.

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Wendy Vecchi’s Archival ink in “Potting Soil” creates a fabulous aged metal look when used to edge Jumbo Tattered Floral Petals and leaves.

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Combined Foil Card Stock leaves and Fabric leaves with a Tim Holtz Tiny attacher.

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Hot glue a piece of 22 gauge wire in between the leaves and wrap them around your steam punk flower stem.

Steampunk Apothecary Jar

I used Tim and Wendy’s “Cracked Glass” technique to create  a steam punk style Apothecary jar to hold my steam punk flower.

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Once cracked glass effect is dry go over it with a blending tool and Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink in Watering Can.

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Use Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tag Labels, Remnant Rubs, and twine to complete the look.

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Stop by Tim’s blog for all the steps and techniques he used to create the January Tag.

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Hope you enjoyed this Jumbo Tattered Florals Tutorial.  I sure had a blast dabbling in the steam punk style.  I haven’t forgotten my Rainbow roots and will have more Jumbo Tattered Floral fun coming your way real soon!

Have a “go outside your comfort zone” day!

Amy*

 

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1 Patricia M. February 1, 2014 at 2:28 am

Wow! Great project. Thanks for sharing. Really a terrific idea for using those jumbo dies.
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2 Helen January 31, 2014 at 12:56 pm

I love it Amy. I love that you have chosen to make something other than a tag. I am not sure how that little bottle is holding up the gorgeous steam punk bloom! Magical.
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3 Audrey Pettit January 29, 2014 at 11:27 am

Oh, wow, Amy! What a fantastic flower you have created! Love, love the funky steampunk look to this, and I love all the techniques you’ve used. So artsy and fun! TFS!
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4 Johnnie January 29, 2014 at 6:38 am

Ack!!! Want. This is so super cool Amy. Must get that die. I love the technique with the distress paint and that embossing folder from Tim’s tag. Thanks for the link! Great tutorial.
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5 Kathy Eddy January 28, 2014 at 6:10 pm

This is just fabulous!

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6 Buttons January 28, 2014 at 12:49 pm

I adore the way you always look at things from a different angle and come up with the most creative ideas. The step by step is so helpful otherwise I would have missed the layer with the metal stripes and stencilling (so cool) and the hint about stiffening the fabric is great. I could see this growing out of an ATB too… looking forward to the next version already. Jenny xxx
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7 Claudine Criner January 28, 2014 at 10:09 am

Amy, Wow!! This is amazing, I love all the steampunk-ness!! Details are great, wow, is all I can say!!!
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8 Anita Houston January 27, 2014 at 2:07 pm

The cork holds everything perfect! You flower is SENSATIONAL!!! You know I’m pinning!!!

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9 stamping sue January 26, 2014 at 5:41 pm

they sure look like big flowers! like how you used the metal and then the embossing folder with them. looks and sounds like you had a good time at CHA.
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10 tincan January 26, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Amy – that’s frigging awesome – When I saw the Jumbo tattered floral I thought – but I already have the strip die and the regular steel rule die in the tattered floral range, why would I want a giant size of the same die – now I see why I would want it. Love, love, love what you have done here!

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11 Amy Bowerman January 27, 2014 at 11:55 am

It’s so great to have a large version of the tattered florals…it takes more paper but because of the new and improved jumbo size you can get away with a single bloom for projects :)

Amy*

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12 Linda, the funkie junkie January 26, 2014 at 3:22 pm

LOL, great minds think alike, Amy. I had already planned to do a steampunk jumbo tattered florals flower for my version of Tim’s Jan. tag. But the one I had in mind doesn’t look anything like your amazing flower! So cool – thanks for the step by step!

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13 Amy Bowerman January 26, 2014 at 7:43 pm

No way! Well I’m not surprised Linda great minds certainly DO think alike! Thanks again for keeping me well stocked with all of the latest and greatest supplies :)

Amy*

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14 gio January 26, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Wow, it’s brilliant, Amy! Love the giant and so detailed flower, out of the tiny and gorgeous bottle! Reeally inspired, thanks for sharing the process, too. – See more at: http://pluckingdaisies.com/make-a-steam-punk-flower-with-tim-holtz-jumbo-tattered-florals/#comment-16308

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15 Anonymous January 26, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Wow, it’s brilliant, Amy! Love the giant and so detailed flower, out of the tiny and gorgeous bottle! Reeally inspired, thanks for sharing the process, too.

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16 Anne Rx January 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Loving your fabulous steampunk tattered flower Amy! You made wonderful use of the metal, stencil and the gorgeous fabric (must try that ‘stiffy’ technique). The jar with Wendy’s technique is brilliant too. A totally brilliant piece of art! Anne x
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17 Amy Bowerman January 26, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Thank you Anne :). I was close to giving up that Tim fabric to a friend who’s handy with needle and thread. Thank goodness I remembered my secret weapon “stiffy”. The stuff is perfect for non-sewers and sewers alike…no stitches required!

Amy*

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18 Dorothy January 26, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Lovely! Steampunky!

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19 Diana January 26, 2014 at 1:50 pm

this is freakin SWEET!!! love it
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20 Dee in NH January 26, 2014 at 1:11 pm

That is very cool!!! Love all the texture!

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