Thursday, November 4, 2010

my first tutorial..a pretty flower

Hi everyone,
today I am doing my first EVER online tutorial...
so bare with me :)
yesterday I posted a cute pic of 2 types of flowers
that I made.This is the tutorial for the purple one....
all you need is a
daisy punch,
glue or glue dots,
2 colors of cardstock (Thick cardstock is best,,,thin stuff rips)
and some water (in a mister works best)
Here we go.........
Using a daisy punch,
Punch out 5 coloured flowers and 1 green flower for the leaves...

Using your mini mister filled with water/ or spray bottle. Spray a SMALL
amount of water in the center area of the flower.

With your fingers work the water from the center to the edge of each petal....only a small amount is to be much will tear easy does it....

Place the petal to be worked on onto a foam craft mat, old mouse pad....something soft and has some give...very important step

With the rounded end of a pen or embossing tool rub the petals from petal edge into the center .Do each petal until they curl upward...

With the end of the pen or embossing tool rub the center area of the flower in circular motions until it curves/cups...

Using your fingers form the flower into a small ball with the petals curled in toward the center.Do all 5 coloured flowers like this.

Take the green "leaves” flower and with your fingers bend each petal in half lengthwise

So that the petals form leaf shapes

Once you have all 5 flowers done...loosen each up a bit then assemble .alternate/stagger the petals.

I glue them between layers with Aleene's fast grab tacky works very you need to as well

Once all 5 layers are in place ,glue on the very back your  leaf/green flower...

Fluff up as needed...

Ta da you did it...not so hard is it....

(I first saw this tutorial online at ...this is my version of that tutorial using my words and photos)

I hope you have fun making your own....
Please let me know what you think of the tutorial .It is my first one and I need feedback on anything that needed to be done differently..


flowerdisco said...

cool, tfs!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Oh, Brenda ... yummy flower! I love handmade flowers. Great tute! Hope you do another one soon!

Sonia said...

I love your cute flower.. thanks for sharing a tutorial.


Valerie H. Wilson said...

Simply gorgeous!!! I have this punch!!! Must try over the weekend!!! Thank you for sharing!! I hope you'll put some on a card using ovals and join us for The Stampsmith Challenge this week for a chance to win our random draw for free rubber at!!
Val :)

Sandy Davis said...

Nice tut, thanks for sharing. I will have to give them a try.

Linnie said...

Oh wow i am going to have a go at these i looove them
thankyou for sharing

Glenda said...

Pretty flowers! Nice job with the tutorial-- great directions and nice photos!
Thanks for your visit and "following" me! I am now a follower!!

CraftyGirl said...

Brenda.. I am not sure how I missed our tute but I am so glad I found it!! These little flowers are darling... and easy!! That means that it is something I can do!! lol!! You did a great job with your tute... now you will need to do more for us!!
Barb :)

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