Well, I did get it done. And now, you can make the fabulous flowers for your scrapbook pages and cards. Isn't it awesome when we can CUSTOMIZE things to our projects ~ YAY !!
I pictured what you need to get started, but through the rest of the tutorial, you will see some other things that you need. Pretty much everything else you will have in your craft room. I have the Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch(#118073), the Boho Blossoms Punch(#119858), Island Floral Die(#118871), scissors, and dimensionals.
I folded the green CS in half over the leaf part, so that I will get two leaves. Then, I laid my CS for the flowers over two of the flowers on the die. You do not need the 3 petal flower.
Then you can punch out the other flower : see how it is the same as the other, just smaller. Now, you need to cut the petals of the two bigger flowers like I have pictured.
Then, on ALL the flowers, you need to cut in about 1/4 inch between each petal. Then you can pull out the foam piece in the mat pack (#105826), and a something to distress and shape the flowers. I am just using a Crayola Kids paint brush. The embossing tool does not work, you need a large end.
With this tool, you are going to go in circles in the center of the flower, and in the petals. This is going to cause the flower to fold inward. For the bigger flowers, I used a piece of wax paper to help it slide better.
Now, using a tweezer, you need to fold back each side of the petal. This is where it helps to cut out that little curve in the center. The second picture shows what it looks like from the side.
Time to put the flowers together. You need dimensionals between each layer. Also, try to stagger the petals, as it will make your flower fuller.
Your flower is almost done, so we need the stamen for the center. Punch out the sun shape in our boho blossoms punch with yellow, or whatever color you want. I used a burgundy marker to color each tip, ON BOTH SIDES, this will give it the look if the pollen on the tips.
Then from the tip of each petal, cut in to just about the center. Don't cut in to far that you cut apart the flower! Now, using the same technique as for the other layers, start to shape it.
Here is the finished flower!! I used a glue dot(#10383) to attach the stamen to the center of the flower. For the leaves, I just folded them in half to get the veining. As I was searching for images of these flower in Google, I found some that weren't so full, and were a stunning white with black centers.
So, using the smallest flower and the punch, I created this one. It is a smaller flower, not using the biggest layer, but I think it would be stunning on a card. I hope you enjoy using this tutorial to create stunning flowers for all of your projects. To buy the products used, Canadians can shop at the link featured in my signature below. Tootles, have fun and happy stamping!!