Today is the day when I share how to make the fabulous flowers you have been sneaking a peak at on my blog! Many people thought these flowers were made out of fabric or tissue paper...they are actually made from CARDSTOCK!
SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:
Scallop Circle Punch
Paper Piercer and Mat
Begin by getting out your favorite color cardstock for your flower...then punch out three scallop circles.
Once you have your circles punched, it is time to run the circles through your paper crimper.
I run the circles through multiple times at different angles. You will feel the fibers of the cardstock start to break down when the circle becomes more bendable.
After you have run the circles through the crimper - approx. 6-10 times each - it is time to crumple each individual scallop circle into a ball and roll it around. I play around with them in my hands quite a bit and bend them and crumple them. You will feel the fibers really break down and get loose.
Once you have manipulated the cardstock and broken the fibers up enough, you can then pick at the edge of your scallop circle and separate the layers of the cardstock so you then have two pieces.
The cardstock should peel apart easily. If it pulls hard or wants to start to rip, but crumple the cardstock up again and continue to crinkle it and manipulate it.
Stack your peeled cardstock pieces with the fuzzy side up that was from the inside portion of your original cardstock. You will have six pieces when you are finished.
Stack all six layers together, fuzzy side up, slightly offsetting the placement of your layers so they are not directly lined up on top of each other. This will give your flowers a more realistic look.
Once piled together, poke a hole in the center with your paper piercer and insert a brad of your choice. You really won't see the brad when the flower is finished, it is just there to hold the layers together.
Start working each individual layer of the flower up around the brad and crinkle it to start forming your flower. Do this with each layer until your flower is complete.
When all layers are crumpled you can spread out the layers as much as you like to make a fuller, fluffier flower.
So there you have it, your finished flower! Aren't they awesome?! I like to punch out layers and carry them around with me so I can work on them during some down time - either watching TV, while in a doctor's office waiting, during a break or lunch at work...
Check out all the flowers that I made the first time I started playing around with them. I REALLY like these flowers and have many projects that I am putting them on. I will be sharing some of those projects with you over the next week or so.
Oh, I should mention that I used the five petal flower to create the leaves. I just cut some of the petals off the flower, ran them through the crimper and attached them to the flowers using my Tombo two way glue. So stinkin' easy and so elegant looking!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to LEAVE ME A COMMENT and let me know how you liked this tutorial. I would love to hear what you are creating with these flowers!
Lynn Larson - www.learntostampandscrap.com