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!