Saturday, February 21, 2009

Flower Tutorial

I have received an overwhelming number of PM's and emails lately asking about the flowers I made recently. I appreciate your interest, and thought I should do a tutorial.

As some of you know, I ordered this ginormous flower punch from SB.com and when it arrived I about choked! The thing is seriously HUGE! When I checked the price of returning it, the postage was going to cost almost as much as the punch....so I kept it! And good thing to, because I gotta tell ya.... this thing is quickly becoming one of my favorite things!!

1. Punch out your flowers using the desired size punch. Using a Glue Stick, I glue 2 flower pieces together back to back. This gives the flower more stability & thickness. After you apply the glue, the paper becomes very pliable.

2. If you wish to doodle on your flower, it's much easier to do it now before you shape it!
3. I squish all the flower petals upward to form a cup shape like this.....
4. Then I curl each petal around a pen or pencil. Here I'm using the Basic Grey rub-on tool, but just use whatever you have handy.....
5. Once you have shaped your flowers, let them sit so the shape can 'set'.

TaDa!!!! Now you can make tons of flowers for your scrappy projects!! You can layer these or run them through your Cuttlebug using one of the embossing folders, the texture look amazing!!

Notes: I think the secret to getting these flowers to maintain their shape is the Glue Stick! I have made these using dry adhesive, but achieve a much better result using the Glue Stick. I think the Glue Stick works more like starch!

Enjoy




16 comments:

VAWM said...

Debbie, awesome. Thanks for sharing. I have to tell you I went out and bought one of those ginormus punches, following your lead! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kris said...

Thanks so much for posting this tutorial! I have a few sizes of those punches too so I will definitely be trying your techniques! Thank you for sharing your talent with us :)

Zoa said...

these are GORGEOUS! thx for sharing!!!

Scrap-This said...

Thanks for posting this.. i love your flowers.. ok now i am going to go try.. thanks again

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

omg, these are gorgeous, thank you SO much for sharing how to make them! xOxO deb

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Manda_K said...

Sweet! THanks for sharing this. I saw that punch and yes, it is ginormous!

Delusional1 said...

Awesome presentation, Deb...I haven't purchased the punches... but I did cut some different sized flower shapes as templates, out of acyclic ( left over from some packaging) and will try and make some of these GORGEOUS flowers that way!!

Jane said...

I love this tutorial!!! you make it look so easy!! thanks Deb!!

Tammy said...

Thank for sharing your wonderful technique!! I am going to have to buy that punch now!!! Those flowers are AWESOME!!!!

Made with Love x said...

lovely i m loving the flower punches

Sasha said...

I just wanna say WOW and THANK YOU .. Ima try that .. but I doubt mines look as good as yours .. WOW ..

Love these

Miss Em said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial Debbie! Your flowers are amazing.

Liz Qualman said...

Amazing tutorial! Love the details you add to your flowers.

HazelQ said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial, I really like the flowers you make :)

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