Friday, September 12, 2008

CU Folded Flowers

Tonight's freebie is something a little different. I had an idea to make some digital flowers that look like they have been made from folded paper. I was inspired by an item in a traditional scrapbook catalog that I received in the mail the other day. I must be on a million scrapbook mailing lists because I get so much mail related to scrapbooking. Which is fine but I have never paper scrapped in my life. Here is a photo of what I was trying to achieve:

You can buy these paper punches for $35 to make a folded paper flower. Or, you can just download my freebies if you want the digital alternative! I created a folded paper overlay using Filter Forge filters and placed the overlay over some basic shapes (hearts, ovals, circles, etc). I duplicated the basic shapes using Mura's copies filter (encircle) and then added drop shadows, rotated and duplicated layers, etc. to obtain the look of some folded paper flowers. There are 8 grey flowers in this set for you to add your favorite color, pattern or background paper to! You like em? Let me know!

27 comments:

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Beate said...

Ohhh of course, I like them very much. Thank you for sharing.

Hugs Beate

Cra-Z-cat said...

these are sooooo cool.. love 'em.. crafty scraps sent me your way and so glad she did.. i'll be pickin up some of ur fab freebies during my visit.. thnx for sharing!!

sas said...

wow, what lovely flowers, they are great

karyn said...

OMG! I love these!! So very cool, thank you so much for sharing them!

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 13 Sep [LA 12:44am, NY 02:44am, UK 07:44am, OZ 05:44pm] ).

makeyesup said...

Thanks for the flowers and the bows, love items that I can play around with colors and textures. As I don't design or have a blog, this gives me challenge.

Becky Jo said...

Wow - Thanks for these! I've been looking for a way to get this look for my cards without spending so much on a paper punch. Hugs!!

Tammy aka bunchie said...

Once again I thank you for your generosity! I really love flowers and these are great.

bmascari said...

You definitely achieved what you were trying to - sounds like you did a lot of work! Thanks for sharing.

EAL Designs2 said...

Wow just love them how creative!!
hugs, Lisa

Shel said...

Wow! These are awesome. Thanks again for sharing your amazing talents with us!

Anonymous said...

These look like they'll be such fun to play with! Thank you!

Beth said...

What a great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing!

LadyV said...

Thanks so much!

JiLLy1160 said...

you definitely achieved what you were going for.....these have so much demintion.....and i LUV that you left them greyscale.....you are so creative.....thanks for sharing with those of us who are 'creatively challenged' (me)....lol

Maryse said...

merci beaucoup :))

witchypoo said...

As a paper scrapper from way back, before they came up with the punch, they had plastic templates (I have 8 of them) you would draw the petals then tediously cut them out, then fold and glue them. What you have achieved is awesome, and saved us all sooooo much hard work. I am really impressed !!!! The fact that you have made them a Freebie is a SUPER bonus, thank you very much !!
Now we just need to be able to make them 3D so we can have touchy feely digital scraps, wouldn't that be awesome !!!!!!!

Noel said...

These are great! Thank you.

dustiest_bunny said...

Thank you, I too have the plastic templates and use them for my cards and gift tags.

MaryE said...

Wow, I love those! thank you so much!

Susan said...

That is very creative!!!!

Mags said...

You are amazing how you figure these things out!! That makes me want to investigate Filter Forge... I have so many plugins... and NO IDEA how to use most of them! LOL!

THX for sharing - I LOVE your stuff!
:) Mags

Anonymous said...

this is awesome but would be even MORE awseome itf it was layered.

Deanna said...

What a GREAT idea! Thank you so much.

Charmed by Gorjuss said...

Thanks bunches!

Rachel said...

Lovely - thanks!