April 4, 2013

Coffee Filter Flowers

Have fun creating dimensional flowers from coffee filters!

Bouquet of Good Wishes

It's as easy as spritzing coffee filters with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko's Fireworks and stamping with a flower from Penny Black's Flowers Sweet set. 

  • Create a 3 ¾ x 5 ½-inch side-folded card from white cardstock.  Trim the upper right corner with a rounding punch.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Onyx Black VersaFine ½-inch from the top of the card and heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Stamp the decorative pattern with Spanish Moss VersaFine on a 3 ¾-inch square of Fern Green cardstock.  Lightly distress the edges with the same ink and a jumbo sponge dauber.
  • Attach the stamped cardstock to the front of the prepared card with dimensional foam.  Set aside.
  • Spray coffee filters with Fireworks.  Let dry.  TIP/HINT: A heat tool can be used to speed drying time.
  • Stamp the flower on the sprayed coffee filters with Onyx Black VersaFine. 
  • Trim the flowers.  Using a needle and thread, sew a basting stitch around the center of each flower.  Pull the thread ends to cinch the flower together and tie off the threads.
  • Place a crystal gem in the center of each flower.
  • Adhere the flowers to the top the elevated green mat.
Enjoy "brewing" a bouquet of blooms!


Penny Black Stamps:  Flowers Sweet (30-096), Gratitude (30-105), Puzzle Parts (30-114)
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock:  Storm (01-001), Fern Green (05-002)
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko:  Onyx Black VersaFine (VF-082), Spanish Moss VersaFine (VF-062), Fireworks: Dandelion (FW-100), Cantaloupe (FW-103), Rose Bud (FW-400), Clear Embossing Powder (EB-000-005), Jumbo Sponge Dauber (ST-PKG-002)
Mark Richards, Inc.:  Crystal Sticker Elements (Clear #1609)
Other:  Coffee Filters, Heat Tool, Dimensional Foam Tape, Corner Rounder, Needle & Thread

For questions and/or comments, please feel free to e-mail me at:  elizabeth.a.allan@gmail.com