Illustrated Faith - flower tutorial by Amanda Cabrera

Hello lovelies!!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far!  Have you guys chosen a #onelittleword for this year…or maybe it’s found you!  That’s what happened to me.  I was all set to {simplify} this year but then the Lord kept gently nudging me with the word {commit}.  I’ll be the 1st to admit that I am really good at setting intentional goals but I absolutely fail at my follow through.  I get easily distracted and things get forgotten and then before I know it, months have gone by and I’m still right where I started.  Part of me worries that I’ll mess up or that I’ll fail so instead of starting I freak out and don’t move.  I’ve become a creature of habit and have made myself so nervous to try or do anything because I’m afraid that I’ll miss my purpose.  Our women’s group has been going through the Propel study by Christine Caine and something that Christine said in one of the video segments stopped me in my tracks.  “God can move a moving ship.”  God has all the power and capability to move you back into the path if you begin to stray.  Just start moving and if you’re moving in the wrong direction, God will gently guide you back to His purpose for your life, just like a loving father would do if he saw his child was heading down the wrong path.  Like, holy cow…is that not mind blowing?!  2016 is going to be a year of follow through for me.

“Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3

As long as you are willing to commit your works to the Lord and your heart to His purpose for you, He will guide you.  Don’t be so afraid to fail that you waste your calling by doing nothing.  Just start moving and God will make it known to you where He wants you to go.

Love, Amanda

{TUTORIAL}

I’m excited to share this little tutorial with you guys today!  I just love fabric flowers!  In fact I used them in my bouquets for my wedding instead of real flowers!!  I decided that my bible needed a flat version to jazz up this entry!

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Step 1: 
Gather your supplies.  Cut out 4-6 circles in different sizes and a couple leaves.

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Step 2:
Begin pulling the threads out from around the fabric circles.  Using your fingernails, pluck at the sides to give them a frayed look.  This step is optional, if you’d prefer the neat look then skip.

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Step 3:
Stack your circles and leaves how you want them.

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Step 4:
Place your flower on your sewing machine and stitch the center.  Make sure your leaves reach to the center underneath the flower so everything stays together.  There is not need to be neat with your stitching.  I just kind of ran it under the needle in random directions.  If you don’t have a sewing machine you can just use some embroidery floss to hand stitch the middle together.  Try adding some small beads for a cute added detail!  Or you could also just use some hot glue to keep everything together.

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Step 5:
Now comes the fun part of stacking your flowers in your journal or bible!  I just used a glue stick to attach them.  Try layering them for a more 3D effect or hot glue a tiny one onto a bobby pin for an adorable page marker!!

I cannot wait to see your gorgeous flowers!!  Be sure to tag me if you try this tutorial out!

Many Blessings!!

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ESV Journaling Bible | Martha Stewart acrylic paintsIllustrated Faith by Bella Blvd mini Olive You alpha stickersIllustrated Faith by Bella Blvd mini Mint To Be alpha stickersIllustrated Faith by Bella Blvd mini Bless Her Heart alpha stickersIllustrated Faith by Bella Blvd typed Oh My Heavens alpha stickersIllustrated Faith by Bella Blvd penIllustrated Faith by Bella Blvd Fold it tabsIllustrated Faith Ampersands are my Favorite stamp setIllustrated Faith Valerie Weiners stamp setIllustrated Faith Make it Count devotional stamp set | Fabric Scraps | Scissors | Sewing machine (optional) | (different option is to hand stitch or just hot glue) | Elmers gel glue stick

2 Comments
  1. Amy 4 years ago

    I love this!

  2. Amy 4 years ago

    I love this! I am going to make one,

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