01 of 08
The Completed Torn Flower Scrapbook Page Embellishment
Torn paper flowers make unique and beautiful scrapbook page embellishments. Since you can use scraps and the free pattern included in these step by step instructions, torn paper flowers are a very inexpensive way to decorate your scrapbook pages. By tearing, inking, and stacking scrapbook paper, you can make your own scrapbook page embellishments that perfectly complement your next scrapbook page layout. This flower is finished off with tiny gems to add a touch of "glam" to the scrapbook page.Continue to 2 of 8 below.
02 of 08
Torn Paper Flowers for Scrapbooking - Free Flower Pattern for Scrapbooking
This flower pattern is in graduated sizes so that you can print it directly onto the back of a piece of cardstock and use it as a guide for tearing out paper flowers. You could also use it to cut out flowers for your scrapbook pages if you did not want the look of torn flowers. This flower in a repetitive, graduated design of one of the 7 Free Flower Patterns for Scrapbooking that you can find in the Flower for Scrapbooking Gallery.
To save this pattern to your computer, simply right click on the pattern and select "save as." You can also select "copy" and then right click on a word processing document and select "paste" so that you can resize and print the pattern.Continue to 3 of 8 below.
03 of 08
Torn Paper Flowers for Scrapbooking - Print the Pattern on Scrapbook Paper
To get started making torn paper flowers for scrapbook pages, print the free pattern on your favorite piece of cardstock or patterned paper. As you can see here, you can actually print the pattern on cardstock that has a very strong pattern. Be sure to print the pattern on the back of the paper that you want to use so that you can use the pattern lines as guidelines for tearing the paper without having to worry about completely tearing off the lines on the front of the blossoms. Here the strong pattern on the paper is on the back but the front is also a beautiful soft pattern that would work perfectly for flowers.Continue to 4 of 8 below.
04 of 08
Torn Paper Flowers for Scrapbooking - Tear Flowers from Patterned Paper
Once you have printed the pattern on cardstock, you can begin carefully tearing the paper. Make small tears and use your thumb to help guide the tears a little at a time. Here you can see, that I have torn each flower individually and have taken my time to tear as close to the pattern lines as possible.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
Torn Paper Flowers for Scrapbooking - Roll the Edges of the Torn Flowers
After you have torn the flowers out by following the free flowers scrapbook pattern, you can then roll the edges up towards the center of the flower. Here you can decide just how rustic you want your flower to look. By just slightly rolling each edge you will have a flower that looks like the sample one shown here. If you desire a more shabby chic look, you can crumple or roll the flower edges even more.Continue to 6 of 8 below.
06 of 08
Torn Paper Flowers for Scrapbooking - Ink the Edges of the Torn Flowers
Once you have rolled the edges of each of the flowers, you will find that it is easy to ink those same edges in a complementary color of ink. For the sample flower, I have used a chalk ink pad from Quick Quotes called Powder Puffs Blue Moon.Continue to 7 of 8 below.
07 of 08
Torn Paper Flowers for Scrapbooking - Stack the Torn Flowers
You can layer the stacked torn flowers straight on as shown here, or you can rotate each layer a little as shown in the first example to create two different looks. This stacked flower has been finished off with a button. You could also use a large brad or gems (as shown in the original example flower).Continue to 8 of 8 below.
08 of 08
Torn Paper Flowers for Scrapbooking - Using the Torn Flowers on a Scrapbook Page
This scrapbook page features two of the torn paper flowers which have been torn, inked, and stacked. The papers shown here are from Scrap Within Reach and are from The Cottage series of double-sided patterned papers. To find a free sketch for this layout plus two more versions of the sketch which allow you to use either 3 or 4 photos on the page visit Torn Flowers on Scrapbook Pages idea gallery.