Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fabulous Find: Imaginsce Petal Pusher

Hello! We're back from the Canadian Scrapbooker's Carnival at the University of Calgary; what a fantastic time! And a big thank you to everyone that came by our booth - it is SO nice to meet "online" faces as well as new faces:-) I hope to see you all at the October 15 crop too!

Today I have a wonderful Fabulous Find. To be entirely truthful, this product surprised me with how amazing it was. At first glance, I thought..."Really? What is so special about this pink thing???"

I mean, look at it, I mean really look at it. It's a pink stick with a ball on one end a blunt needle on another. Well, let me just declare now that I was dead wrong; this tool is a girl's dream!!! Let me show why!

I have long admired those 3D flowers that are all the rage now. And I have tried numerous times to easily construct one to adorn my projects...unsuccessfully mind you. Well, no more!

With the Spellbinders die or the Sizzix die, I easily make flowers as shown below in SECONDS! Yes, I just said SECONDS, not minutes or hours.

Want to know how? Start with a die cut similar to that from the Spellbinders and Sizzix dies linked above. Insert the outer end of the die cut into the notch of the Petal Roller. Then begin rolling towards the INSIDE of the die cut.

Don't worry about it being perfectly wound layers - just follow the curve of the die cut until you reach the middle. Give your rolled paper a "finger hug" and remove it from the Petal Roller. Place it on the table and let it "unwind" slightly. Place adhesive on the middle where the petal is slightly larger. The adhesive will gently hold all the flower layers together.

If you want to loosen the layers, you the ball end of the Petal Roller for some slight adjustments.

Now enjoy your beautiful flower! At this point, you can spray with some glimmer mist or glimmer glam or even better some Goosebumps (I'll be blogging about this later this week!) Once you mist the flower, you can "shape" your flower petals too!

Other options that I have tried include dipping your flower in glimmer glam which coats and stiffens the flower; so perfect for headbands! As well, I have cut flower dies from thin material that I have starched and stiffened, for example, blue jean fabric, light weight suede and even organza or tulle ribbons! The possibilities are endless!

Let me know what you think of the Petal Roller!


Lorraine said...

omg! That looks fabulous, V!

Rosie said...

I have to have one of this!!