Friday 11 July 2008

Little Plaid Flower Tutorial

Just a quick little tutorial to make the simple plaid flowers from my Nellie 5th Birthday Card.

Here is the list of items needed to make this little flower:
  • Scraps of two different patterned/coloured paper
  • Moulding mat
  • Flower punch
  • 1/4" circle punch
  • Pva
  • Embossing ball tool
  • Tweezers make handling the small pieces easier, but not essential

Punch out one flower shape and one circle.

Place the flower upside down on the moulding mat. Emboss around the edges of each petal as shown by the curved arrow.

Turn the flower over, and emboss in a circle around the base of the petals.

The petals will pop up like this.

Emboss around the edge of the little circle, working your way into the centre in a spiral motion. Go back around the outside edge to smooth out the wrinkles.

It should look like this - a bit like a contact lens.

Place a tiny spot of pva in the centre of the flower, and use the tweezers to stick the circle on top.
Finished flower.

You can use other flower shapes as shown. Those with petals that are cut close in to the centre work the best - as with the 8 and 6 petaled flowers here. The five petaled flowers have larger centre areas in relation to their size, and the petals don't pop up quite as well.

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A note from Julie

These are the cutest flowers Joanne I love them!!

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HDMac said...

These are darling! Not only would they be cute on cards but they would make perfect tops to the paperclip bookmarks! Thanks for this wonderful tutorial!

Jacqueline said...

That is so cool!

Deanne Clarke said...

They are so cute!!!!

Card~I~ology Creations said...

Wow those are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing.

joanne wardle said...

I couldn't believe it when I saw this tutorial I had everything I needed already. including identical punches (even the same circle punch!!)
what a fab tutorial. so easy to follow and so effective. I shall be doing this alot.
keep 'em coming Joanne.
here's a piece I used the flowers on
let them eat cake

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the Tutorial.I was wonder if you can please let me know where online I can buy the Moulding mat.
Thanks for your help.

Mandy Chilvers said...

fab tute thanx

Anonymous said...

I love this technique! I'm going to be digging up my scraps of paper now.

Unknown said...

WOW!!! I love these flowers!

Unknown said...

very nicely explained i am a fan of this.