Title basically says it all Im just entering into the work of flowers I'm very very picky about them and find many to look just too cheap and tacky but when I do find nice ones they add a beautiful touch to the covers of my minis Anyone want to share their favorite brands/shops?
I started off really liking Prima flowers as well but find they arrive misshapen or all crumpled which I suppose isnoutnof their hands but other brands, like I am Roses and Wild Orchid crafts seem to keep their detail alot better. The layout for the I am Roses website is annoying though :/ I don't like sorting through the big bulk order options that come up first, or worse, only finding the flower(s) I want in bulk. I splurge on crafting stuff ill admit that, but there's no way I would order 500 of the same flower for personal use lmao
I've been lusting after the Bo Bunny flowers lately, but haven't broken down and bought any yet. I, too, love the Prima flowers but I'm trying to branch out and try some other brands. I got the Imagenisce flower making set and they are really pretty and fast to make up. I'm enjoying those a lot.
Thanks for all the great responses! I haven't even heard of Petaloo, will have to check them out for sure
I wish I could preserve some REAL flowers! Nothing seems to work for me. Just yesterday my mom gave me 2 beautiful pink, peachy colored poppys from her garden for my Oz paper and they were so wilted and shriveled just from the heat on the drive home And I'm havin trouble finding some nice craft poppys.
I have loved Primas. There are hundreds of tutorials out there on making your own flowers..out of paper, fabric, felt, lots of stuff. Some use punches...some use dies from die cutter machines ( non electric ones & electric ones) There are tons that use no dies at all. There are some tuts here but I would go to Pinterest & do a search on flower making. I have a board on flower making that has over a thousand ides & tuts you can check out. my name is Linda Gatliff. You can search for me or I can pm you a link if you wish.
I just sent you a link in you pm.
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Since I discovered CraftRoom, I am using my Cricut much more. The Flower Shoppe cartridge is wonderful. I've been cutting, embossing, glittering and beading since it arrived. Love, love, love it! I made flowers tonight for a layout of my DGD napping, with the caption of "Beautiful Dreamer".