Sunday, 15 June 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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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've just found your blog and I'm looking forward to seeing more and trying them all out! Thanks so much, I'll be going back to your older posts too.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

thanks for this!

arlene,
Port Orchard flowers

Anonymous said...

Oh I love the plaid flowers! Can't wait to make some!

Janet Kay

Karen W said...

I love the plaid flowers, those are gorgeous. Your site is so inspirational and you do such wonderful tutorials. Thank you so much
Karen W

Tandra said...

Wonderful! I have the pad and tool, so I will give it a go! They look great!

Francien said...

Thank you for sharing....again...love your little workshops...the plaid flowers are great!!!you are such an inspiration to me....thanks again!!
greetings Francien.

All moments remembered said...

Thank you for sharing! You are sooo talented and amaze me with all the beautiful things you make!!

ENJAY said...

Wow! I have just found your blog!! well..... OMG your amazing!! These look like fabric!!!
Fantastic cards and tutorial!!
Nicola.xx

Jose said...

Thank you for showing how this is done, brilliant idea thanks

Ickle Pickle said...

Great tutorial and very pretty flowers, thanks for sharing :)

BlueRose said...

I would like to thank you for taking the time to do this. I just can't wait to try this.

Thanks again

Heidi Kimmerly said...

Thanks for posting the floer tutorial! Its great! Love your blog... Will be back to visit....

Vera said...

Fantastic tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I am Leticia, from Brazil. I loved all the flowers that you are so kindly teaching us how to make
Thanks a lot, Leticia

Anonymous said...

You have such great ideas for making wonderful flowers. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Swedie

deifen said...

Fab tutorial -thanks so much for sharing your fab technique!!Dei xx

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