Saturday 12 February 2011

Pleated Heart Tutorial

Thank you for all the fabulous comments about my pleated heart and as requested by some of you here is a tutorial for making it.

Supplies -
Tim Holtz Rosette strip die
small heart punch

                                                            Die cut a strip from the rosette die    
                                                            We won't be using the circle cut out.
        I made a template for cutting out.

       Notice you need to fold the rosette strip in half.
       Draw round the template.

        Cut round the shape you have drawn.
        At this point I put a very thin piece of sellotape
        over the fold to give it some strength,
        otherwise it comes apart very easily.

       Pleat the strip and put the whole thing together
       as shown in Tim's video on Youtube.

       Glue the ends together.

       Once you have pushed it together and glued
       little hearts on both the front and back, it will
       look like this and is ready to use.

Once you have seen Tim's video and then made your own template to cut round it is as easy as pie.

If you make the heart, please link your creation back to me so that I can see it and I would also appreciate you linking my tutorial on your post and not recreate it as your own. Please ask others to do the same.

Have fun.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Claire said...

Thats beautiful Brenda, thanks for a great tutorial :-)
Claire xx

Agnieszka M said...

Brenda, your tutorial is adorable!!!! I love your heart!!


Fliss said...

Thanks for this Brenda, a really great tutorial and no excuse not to try this now!
Hope you're having a good weekend.

Zoechaos said...

Great Tutorial Brenda thank you. XOXO Zoe

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a great ode a Brenda, love it especially as I collect hearts lol. By the way the needle felted piece on my blog is so easy and very therapeutic to make, well apart from stabbing myself with the needle that is.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

That was supposed to say what a great idea , oops.

TwoHeartsPath said...

Oh, when I saw this last night, I was so hoping you would show us your secret!!! I love it...I have the rosette die but haven't played with it yet, and I will have to make this my firt project!!! For Valentine's~~

Thanks Again for the Tutorial!!

Jayne said...

Love this Brenda....I'll be sure to try it!

Val said...

Hi Brenda

Gosh thank you for that. You are so innovative. I am going to the ArtsyCrafts Tim Holtz day - I wonder if he will use this - be often does include things that have been sent to him!!


Unknown said...

Brenda your heart creation is stunning and a fabulous tutorial, I don't have any of Tims dies, thanks for sharing chum. Hugs
Sarah x

Helen said...

Stunning variation on the rosette - an I see the great man himself agrees!! I am so glad I came across your blog.

The Dolphin Inn said...

Wow I didnt imagine it was made like that - I feel a pending spree coming on lol, thanks for sharing this cute technique xxx

Juls said...

fab!! thanks for the tutorial! Hugs Juls

Von said...

well I never :) great tutorial
Thanks fo sharing
Von x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

How clever is that!! Thanks for sharing. I am off to have a go!