Say that again? Today's Try a New Technique was making your own flower embellishments out of paper towels.
You can find the instructions here : TLC Paper Towel Flowers
In between hacking (this damp bug has got a grip on me) I made this gift tote and coordinated gift card holder as a gift for a friend. The flowers are pretty darn easy to make; it's the drying time that caused me to tap tap tap my foot. I did break out the heat tool to speed things along, though :). I used a Caribbean reinker in a little spritzer bottle to spray the paper towel. The sparkle on my flower comes from the sparkly button instead of glimmer mist or adding sparkle to my reinker concoction. There's probably 6 - 8 layers of paper towel here - our generic paper towel separated when it got wet but the single layers worked just fine. I ran them through 3 sizes of Nestibilities circle dies and trimmed the largest circles with wave scissors to make them a bit smaller and more in keeping with the flower size I needed.
Tote instructions are forthcoming in a future Scor-Pal tutorial. Gift card envelope was made to coordinate with the tote. The Caribbean ribbon is adhered to the back of the envelope and is tied in a bow to keep it closed.
Stamps: SU! Riveting
Ink: SU! Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery
Paper: Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Other: Scor-Pal, Scor-Mat, Scor-Tape, Wide striped ribbon, Caribbean grosgrain, Basic Gray button, Scallop and Circle punches, Wave scissors, Dimensional foam