Spellbinder Filigree Flower Medallion Tutorial

I received quite a few requests to show you how I made the flower HERE.  You were also curious about which Spellbinder die I used.  The die is called Floral Accents and can be seen HERE; it is one of the new dies being shown this week at CHA and at last report they will be available some time in March.  So as promised, today I’m back with a very quick tutorial to show you how I made the Spellbinder Filigree Flower.  The most perceptive of you will notice that I used the exact same materials as I used for the last card.   I intended to publish this the other night and hit a roadblock after I got the flower done.  I put it down and in a matter of an hour or so, created the I Am The Way card.  When I sat back down with this a day later everything clicked.

Below is the flower again – a little closer.

To start, grab your Spellbinders and pick one of the floral accents.  If you look on the website here, I chose the green element and cut eleven of them, as shown below.

Place a glue dot on the end of the accent that you want to be at the center pivot point of the flower.

Below you see that I have placed all of my glue dots.

Taking each die cut, one by one, stack them on top of each other, as I have started to do below.

Create enough space between each die cut (petal) to keep the flower visually interesting and follow that spacing for each consistently.

My glue glue dots were flexible enough that I could continue to move the shapes for a while.  Once I had them where I wanted, I flipped the entire medallion and placed additional glue dots to keep things from shifting.

Pictured above is the finished medallion.  I adjusted each petal so that the little flower at the midpoint was on top of each preceding petal.  On each of those little flowers, I placed a gold pearl.  At this point you can embellish as you please.  As you can see in my sample, I selected another floral accent and created a gold layer for additional embellishment.

I’m sure you’re gonna make some of these beauties yourself!!  Now for some other news, if you remember a week or so ago, Stacey Caron with Spellbinders invited you back to the Spellbinders blog on Sunday, January 25th for a little surprise?  Ya need to go here and have a look see – I’m just sayin’!

  • ColetteJanuary 26, 2009 - 12:14 pm

    OH THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I so get it now!


  • kimJanuary 26, 2009 - 12:23 pm

    Becca ~ That is a very sweet ‘thank you’ card!ReplyCancel

  • Rene MewesJanuary 26, 2009 - 12:27 pm

    That is SO cool! Thanks so much for sharing this project!

    Rene’ Mewes

  • Nancy AccolaJanuary 26, 2009 - 12:35 pm

    This so beautiful as always you are awesome. Thank you for sharing your talent and God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Jo WilliamsJanuary 26, 2009 - 12:36 pm

    Beautiful card! Thanks for the instructions and letting us know that this will be available in March. It’s definitely on my list to buy!ReplyCancel

  • CharleneJanuary 26, 2009 - 12:37 pm

    That was great ! Tell me, how do you come up with these ideas. I look at a die cut and all I see is what’s there! I must have a very lazy brain. Thank goodness there are people like you who have the vision to see other than what is there. Thanks again for a very informative blog.ReplyCancel

  • Carol WestJanuary 26, 2009 - 12:41 pm

    Thank you so very Becca. I would never have figured this out on my own. I love your works, inspiration, and dedication to helping those of us less talented. You are blessed!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly (pierides)January 26, 2009 - 12:45 pm

    Wow! That is stunning. Thank you so much for the tutorial!ReplyCancel

  • RitaJanuary 26, 2009 - 12:45 pm

    Great job! I never figured that it was 8 separate pieces put together to form a flower. Very creative of you!



  • RitaJanuary 26, 2009 - 12:46 pm

    Oops! Re-read your instructions and see that it is 11 of them!!

    These old eyes are tired!


  • Lucia JoiaJanuary 26, 2009 - 12:52 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing! From the first time I saw the other card, I loved it, but this one… It´s gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann SmithJanuary 26, 2009 - 12:58 pm

    I am so impressed with your work. You are a God send for me an amateur in card making. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy MaierJanuary 26, 2009 - 1:02 pm

    Love, Love, Love it! How can I wait until these are available?!ReplyCancel

  • Troy LouiseJanuary 26, 2009 - 1:03 pm

    Becca: Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. You are a blessing to the papercraft world.ReplyCancel

  • SusanJanuary 26, 2009 - 1:13 pm

    As per usual, an extremely beautiful card. What about the larger flourishes? Thanks for sharing.


  • JoAnn BeachlerJanuary 26, 2009 - 1:36 pm

    Becca, thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. Your instructions are always simple to follow.ReplyCancel

  • denise (peanutbee)January 26, 2009 - 1:38 pm


  • Susan LankfordJanuary 26, 2009 - 1:46 pm

    Wow! Who would have been able to put that filigree into a shape that is a flower except you?? Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)January 26, 2009 - 1:51 pm

    Oh my gosh, that is such a gorgeous card. What a great tutorial, it is easier than the finished product looks. I have got to save my pennies and get these dies when they come out. Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial with us.

    Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • Linda EJanuary 26, 2009 - 1:58 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I can’t wait to get my hands on this die!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret HightonJanuary 26, 2009 - 2:07 pm

    you’ve done it again, beautiful colours and lovely design.
    i have my new bilities on order and its killing me waiting till march.
    could you please show how to colour the inside of the nestabilites and tell me what brand you use.
    i have tried sakura glitter and sakura glaze pens, my marvy le plume II pens and my new copic ciao markers, but these do not work, i dont have any other brand. could you tell me what you use and how to do that very fine black line PLEASSSSSE?
    cant wait for your next card
    lots of love
    margaret ukReplyCancel

  • Michelle (sf9erfan)January 26, 2009 - 2:14 pm

    Holy smokes girlie! You are amazing! Hugs,ReplyCancel

  • Pat GarvinJanuary 26, 2009 - 2:24 pm

    Gorgeous!!!! PatReplyCancel

  • Maria WilsonJanuary 26, 2009 - 3:23 pm

    I love the colour combination in this card. It’s absolutley stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Debi E.January 26, 2009 - 3:31 pm

    Thanks for sharing that Becca – I was going to email you personally and ask how you did it, but I’m glad you posted it for all us all to enjoy. I just ordered the die and other than using them seperately to embellish a card or scrapbook page, I never thought about putting them together as you have. If you come up with additional ideas, please let us all know. Sometimes, our creativity levels are a -1 — LOL. Hugs, and prayers, Debi E. Rittman, OHReplyCancel

  • HeatherJanuary 26, 2009 - 3:38 pm

    Becca – It’s so good of you to show us how you created this wonderful card, you are so talented and I love visiting your blog to see all your lovely creations. Thank you.
    H xxReplyCancel

  • JanetJanuary 26, 2009 - 4:07 pm

    You are somethin’ else. Wow.
    I love the way your brain works.
    Thank you so much. You are such an inspiration.
    Yours in Harmony,

  • LouiseJanuary 26, 2009 - 4:35 pm

    WOW!!! Is about all I can say, you have so many amazing ideas…..how do you manage to come up with so many!!!! I really love your cards and tutorials. Keep it up!!!ReplyCancel

  • DianeJanuary 26, 2009 - 5:03 pm


    As Alawys…… Thanks for sharing with us,


  • Mary G.January 26, 2009 - 5:19 pm

    Wow, Wow, Wow!! Your stuff is amazing!!! I always think of you as the QUEEN of bows…I love bows too! Thought you might get a kick out of my recent post on a particular bow! :)

  • CindyJanuary 26, 2009 - 5:31 pm

    Dear Becca,
    Thank you for the tutorial. As always, your card is spectacular and beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing,

  • MistiJanuary 26, 2009 - 5:35 pm

    That is awesome! I’ve made a flower out of paisleys before too. It was the same process! That makes a beautiful medallion!ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyJanuary 26, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    How sweet of you to go to all the time and trouble to post these directions! Thanks so much!
    Your work continues to amaze me–so beautiful. There is always something wonderful to see on your blog.

  • Judit VJanuary 26, 2009 - 6:35 pm

    Awesome! Thanks for the tutorial…it’s great!ReplyCancel

  • Linda CoughlinJanuary 26, 2009 - 6:50 pm


    You are, as always, such an inspiration to me. I just love visiting your blog to see what you are up to. You have such original ideas. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!


  • Katherine McKameyJanuary 26, 2009 - 6:51 pm

    Wow! So simple yet so elegant! Thank you for the detailed
    explanation! I can hardly wait to get the new dies and play!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleJanuary 26, 2009 - 6:51 pm

    Many thanks to you Becca….please know how very much we all appreciate you sharing your talent so freely!

  • Karen KeyJanuary 26, 2009 - 7:03 pm

    I check your blog everyday to see what wonderful creation you have come up with. You are so blessed to have such talent – and thank you for sharing it with all of us. You new card is beautiful and thank you for the tutorial. This particular die was not on my priority list til I saw your cards – now it is a must have.

  • jami {sgtStamper}January 26, 2009 - 7:34 pm

    Awesome!!!! This is so beautiful!! My spellbinders wish list is a mile long with all the new releases!
    hugs, JamiReplyCancel

  • Melanie MuenchingerJanuary 26, 2009 - 8:35 pm

    wowee!! fancy shmancy!ReplyCancel

  • lorraineJanuary 26, 2009 - 8:44 pm

    wow….you make it look so simple…….if i master this one…..I will be amazed. THANK YOU …..THANK YOUReplyCancel

  • DianeJanuary 26, 2009 - 9:13 pm

    Wow!! beautiful, just like all your cards. Thank you for the tutorial.

  • TrishaJanuary 26, 2009 - 9:49 pm

    As always your cards are elegant and awe inspiring. Thank you so much for the tutorial. You make it look easy!ReplyCancel

  • Rose AnnJanuary 26, 2009 - 9:49 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous, Becca!! Thanks for the tutorial!!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn BurnhamJanuary 26, 2009 - 10:42 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Your card is gorgeous as always.ReplyCancel

  • HennyJanuary 26, 2009 - 11:09 pm

    Bec that is so beautiful.. I would never think to do anything like that .. ohhhhhhhhh for some of your creativeness..
    thanks for sharing the tutorial with usReplyCancel

  • SpikeJanuary 26, 2009 - 11:39 pm

    Oh my gosh Becca! Once again you leave me in awe!! Wowzers! Thank you so much for sharing that!! I’ve now added that set to my wish list!!



  • WendyJanuary 26, 2009 - 11:48 pm

    Thank you for showing us how to make this. Your creativity amazes me and you are always so willing to share. I look forward to your next creation. By the way I have also added this set to my wish list.
    Thanks again

  • Sandi AshJanuary 26, 2009 - 11:55 pm

    Becca: Thanks ever-so-much for this and all your other tutorials. I’m on dial-up and it’s ALWAYS worth the, sometimes agonizing, wait to see your amazing and breath-taking works of art. ……ashReplyCancel

  • Sandi AshJanuary 26, 2009 - 11:57 pm

    Ooops! Forgot my question. Are the pearls you use adhesive-backed or hot fix? ……..ashReplyCancel

  • Kathy (Wattle)January 27, 2009 - 12:32 am

    WOW!! Thanks so much for publishing this – I am soooooo looking forward to getting that die set!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Laurie GeloJanuary 27, 2009 - 5:41 am

    Becca, thank you so much for making such a great tutorial about your amazing floral piece. It is always such a blessing to come to your blog and see what you have to share. You have been truly blessed with a wonderful talent for creating such beautiful projects and then you are gracious enough to share it with the rest of the world. I sincerely get such a pleasure out of looking at your blog each day. Thank you so much!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen from OntarioJanuary 27, 2009 - 5:46 am

    Becca….you are so smart and full of such creative ideas. I love reading what you have been up to and seeing your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your inspirations with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda M.January 27, 2009 - 6:16 am

    Oh my……..all your cards are the most amazing cards I see on the web. The layout, colours you choose to the little added touch. Just love your cards. This is a great tutorial and plan to give this a try. I am so glad I found your blog. You can do it all!!!!ReplyCancel

  • BettyJanuary 27, 2009 - 8:06 am

    Becca, this is beautiful!!!!! I guess I will need this set as well!!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy HaffnerJanuary 27, 2009 - 9:26 am

    So clever and elegant Becca.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJanuary 27, 2009 - 9:51 am

    You are such an amazing artist, I never would have thought to put those together like that, the tiny pearls are so sweet, Beautiful card!
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth S.January 27, 2009 - 2:05 pm

    These are so pretty!! Thank you for the tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • SharronJanuary 27, 2009 - 8:57 pm

    OMGosh Becca!

    You are soooo amazing & talented!

    What a gorgeous flower!

    Thank you so much for sharing the how-to!ReplyCancel

  • KimJanuary 27, 2009 - 9:40 pm

    Becca thank you so very much for the tutorial! I can’t wait to get my hands on these dies so that I can make one of these! :)
    Hugs~ KimReplyCancel

  • Linda LittleJanuary 28, 2009 - 12:39 am

    The card is breath taking beautiful. I am excited to try such a beautiful card. Thanks for the detailed pattern.ReplyCancel

  • Linda LittleJanuary 28, 2009 - 12:40 am

    lovely card. Love the websiteReplyCancel

  • Frances NaeveJanuary 28, 2009 - 6:16 am

    This is truly so beautiful I can’t quit staring at it. I’ve passed it along to my Yahoo stamping group so they can admire it as much as I do! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

    Frances Naeve, Hearts In Touch Rubber Stamps.ReplyCancel

  • debJanuary 28, 2009 - 8:44 am

    WOW, you have to be the QUEEN of these spellbinders! Your idea’s are just endless! This is GORGEOUS!

  • LazyKayJanuary 28, 2009 - 10:19 am

    Stunning and thank you for sharing – you are so generous.


  • Beth JonesJanuary 28, 2009 - 4:56 pm

    Becca, this is one of the prettiest things I have ever seen. Thank you for the step-by-step tutuorial on doing it, and for introducing me to the newest Spellbinders. No one in my area sells these, so it is very frustrating to know they are available, but have no concept of what to do with them—thank goodness for you!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy Twinshappy SCSJanuary 28, 2009 - 9:31 pm

    Very creative Becca, gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie HuntJanuary 29, 2009 - 7:01 pm

    Becca this card is so beautiful and so creative. I think I left a comment the other day, but don’t remember for sure, but I must say that your creativity never ceases to amaze me. I do not know how you consistently look at these dies or punches and use them in a completely unusual way, but always so beautiful and elegant. Love your work!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy WMarch 7, 2009 - 7:34 pm

    Becca you are truly an ispiration to me. You are like the energizer bunny you just keep sharing your talent with us. I know you are very busy but you keep going.
    All your work is so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with me.
    Jesus Lives!!!

  • bluemoonApril 1, 2009 - 1:01 am

    oh my goodness! Now I know why your blog is called Amazing Paper Grace… you’re so amazing! I’d love to take paper classes and do neat things like this. thank you for sharing. wow!!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraApril 5, 2009 - 10:44 pm

    Wow that is gorgous!!-BarbaraReplyCancel

  • hilde suykerbuykAugust 20, 2009 - 11:06 am

    hi becca, i am a fan of you that lives in holland, its greet to see the wonderful things you make!! you give me a lot of inspiration and i will thank you for it!
    thanks a lot and many greetings, hildeReplyCancel

  • Christine (Bourgogne, France)September 4, 2009 - 10:13 am

    Magnifique. Votre carte est splendide.
    Les couleurs et la combinaison avec le die spellbinder est tout simplement fabuleuse. Mais où trouvez-vous toutes vos idées.
    Surtout, continuez à nous surprendre.
    Merci de tout coeur.ReplyCancel

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  • Pam SJanuary 25, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    Gorgeous!!! Thanks for the easy to follow directions!ReplyCancel

  • Shauneen from South AfricaJuly 16, 2010 - 12:57 am

    Hi Becca,
    This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks for the spellbinding inspiration! Be Blessed.ReplyCancel

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