I am back today to share another zipper flower technique. After sharing the last zipper flower tutorial, ( In case you missed it you can find it here ), my friend and fellow card maker, Diane, asked if I would show the ladies in our card club how to make that zipper flower. I'm all to happy to demo the technique, but I thought this particular flower is a little better suited to a card as it is smaller and less bulky. This one is as quick and easy as the last tutorial I shared. The main difference is this flower is rolled, does not have actual petals and sits a little more flush with your project.
Let's get started......
|Gather your supplies, you will need a zipper, a circle of cardstock the approximate size you would like your finished flower to be, some liquid glue or glue dots, a need and thread.|
|For the first step we will modify the zipper.|
|Trim off the end of the zipper that has the 'stop' on it.|
|You can discard the off cut and the actual pull tab.|
|Next you will run a basting stitch along the zipper, the opposite side of the teeth and about 1/8th of an inch in from the edge.|
|Make sure your needle and thread are quite a bit longer than the actual zipper.|
|Now gently pull the thread so that the zipper starts to curl.|
|Now manualy fiddle with the zipper so that i lays in a circular shape, stating with the inside from and working towards the back.|
|Secure the inner swirl with a stitched tack.|
|Add a couple more stitches to hold the whole flower together. You really only need to put one stitch in a few places to hold it together.|
|It will pretty much sit as it should after this step.|
|Now glue it onto you cardstock circle..|
|Add something decorative to the centre a button or bling, or an Epiphany piece like I have.|
|This is the card that I made using my zipper flower. The card design is a lift from the 'Cool Tools' issue of Papercrafts Magazine, pg. 74 by Julia Stainton.|
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