I have had so many comments from people saying they would like to see how to make THESE FLOWERS, but they can't watch the video, due to dial up. So, I put together another one, just for you!
I have a crimper, a scallop circle punch, CS, and a gem brad (all Stampin' Up!). You can use any petal or scallop punch for the flower, so it depends on the look you are going for. The basic technique, though, is the same. I punched out 3 pieces, and this will make a 6 layer flower.
Now you need to crimp the life outta those babies. I'm talking back and forth, per petal. Then, I crumple them into a ball, rolling them in my hands. You want to really break the fibers, until the CS starts to come apart on the edges.
Then you peel the CS into 2 layers. If you have crimped and crumpled enough, it should be easy. If it stops or becomes too hard, you did not break the fibers enough. Peel them all, and you will end up with 6 petal layers.
Keeping the layer with the fuzzy side to the top, as you stack them, try to misalign the scallops. This will create a more realistic look. Then pierce through all of them, and add the brad to secure. Use a smaller brad, if you want to add a button with a glue dot. Do that at this point, as well.
Now crumple each layer up around the brad or button that you have in the center and keep going until all are balled up.
Now, gently peel down the layers until you get the look that you want. Taking your 5 petal punch, make a flower from green CS. Run it through the crimper a few times to soften it. Then cut it as pictured above.
Layer them behind the flower for leaves! All done, that was fast and easy *wink, wink*. I really like them this way, since they are full of texture and the petals are so soft. Tootles, have fun and happy stamping!!