Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Flower Tutorial

Hi everyone,

Today I have a tutorial for you to show you how to make some really funky flowers. You can never have too many flowers, right? And to be able to make them yourself is great. You can always have flowers to match what ever it is you are working on.
I shared this tutorial with the gals over at Frosted Designs too.

So here is the finished product, and below are the instructions.

To make this flower you will need the following -
- Card stock
-  2 scallop punches in the sizes you desire. I used a 2 3/8" and a 1 3/4". 
-  Stampin' Up!'s Stampin' Mist or water.
- Adhesive foam dots.
- Brad
- Small paintbrush or something similar to wrap your petals around.
- Metallic spritz spray

Step One

Punch out three of the largest scallop circle and one of the smaller scallop circle.

Step Two
Cut every second scallop towards the centre of the circle. Do not cut all the way to the centre. In the second picture here  I have pencilled in where you need to be cutting. Do this for all scalloped circles. This will make your flowers petals.

 Step Three

Take one scallop circle at a time and spray it with the Stampin' Mist. You can use water for this step, but the petals will not be as firm when you are finished.
When you have wet the scallop circle, take each petal and wrap it around the end of your paint brush or similar item. Hold each one for a few seconds.

Step Four

You should end up with your flowers looking like this. If you are impatient like me, then here you can bring in a heat tool and dry them. If you have used Stampin' Mist, the petals should become quit firm. Whilst drying you can curl the petals more like I did, or leave them a little flatter.

Step Five

This one is optional. Spray each of the layers with your metallic spritz spray. Turn one upside down and spray that side, as this will be the bottom layer of your completed flower. Again, bring in the heat tool if you are too impatient to wait.

Step Six

Now it's time to assemble your flower. Start with the upside down petal layer and put a foam dot in the centre. Take another layer, up the right way, off set the petals and stick down. Add another foam dot and place down the last large layer. Add a brad to the middle of the smaller layer and attach using a foam dot.


And there you have it - you have a finished flower. Below are some projects I have made where I have used these flowers.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope I have inspired you to get creating.

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