Tuesday 24 March 2009

Daffodil Tutorial

Here is how I made the daffodils on this card.

You may like to refer to this post if you haven't seen it before - Tool Substitutes

As usual - click on any picture for a larger view.

Here's the list of items needed to make a daffodil:
  • Scraps of yellow and orange paper
  • Green card
  • Moulding mat
  • White pva glue
  • DEET tool
  • Embossing ball tool
  • Character shaper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Deckle edge scissors
  • 5-Petal Flower Punch
  • 1/2" Circle Punch
  • Boho Blossoms Punch

Punch out two 5-Petal Flower shapes, one of the largest Boho Blossoms shapes and one 1/2" circle.

Using the scissors, cut out one petal as above.

Continue cutting off the petals as with the first one until they are all separated. To make one daffodil, you will need six petals, so cut one petal from the second flower also.

With a petal on the moulding mat, and using the DEET tool, place the needle end flat on the petal running from the base to the tip. Apply pressure and draw the needle along the petal towards the tip, all the time keeping the tool flat against the paper. Now do the same thing once on each side of the central line, and make these lines fan out from the base of the petal to the edge. Turn the petal over, and make some more lines in the same way, between the ones already made. Repeat on all of the petals.

Draw a dot with the pencil in the centre of the 1/2" circle. Hold the petal by the tip, and dip just the very point of the base into a blob of pva glue on a scrap of paper.

Stick the petal on to the circle, with the point of the base in the centre. Stick on two more petals in a triangle arrangement.

Now stick the remaining three petals on top, evenly spaced between the first three.

Using the deckle edge scissors, cut the tips off the largest Boho Blossom flower all the way around.

Cut a slit from the outside to the centre.

Using the rounded end of the Character tool, and light pressure to begin with, emboss in circles - around the edges first, gradually working your way in to the centre.

Where you have cut the paper, the two edges will slide over each other - as indicated by the arrow. Place a tiny spot of glue between these overlapping edges, and stick together to hold the cup shape.

Place a small spot of glue in the centre of the yellow petals, and place the trumpet on top. An embossing ball tool is handy for pressing the two layers together. Make sure that the trumpet settles in an upright position.

Cut a small rectangle of orange, and at one end cut about 7 narrow strips to make a fringe. Cut away the rest of the rectangle from beside the fringe as above.

Beginning at the fringed end, roll the paper tightly. Here I am using a quilling tool, but if you don't have one, you can use the needle end of the DEET. Place a spot of glue at the end, and continue rolling and stick together.

Trim the rolled base so that it is a couple of mm long, and also trim the fringe if necessary to make it about as long as the trumpet is deep.

Dip the base of the stamens into the blob of glue on the scrap paper, and then stand upright in the centre of the daffodil. Once you are happy with the position leave to dry before gently spreading the stamens a little. If you try before the glue is dry, they will come out!

Cut slightly tapered, narrow strips of green card to make the leaves. Round off the top, narrow end. Then use the DEET tool in the same way as for the petals, to make a crease down the centre of the leaf. The flower stalk is made in the same way, but just cut a slightly longer length, and don't taper it. No need to round the end as it will be hidden behind the flower head.

Stick the stalk on to the back of the flower as shown.

The finished flower.

On my card, I made three flowers and a few leaves, which I arranged at different levels. I stuck them down to the white oval and then trimmed off the excess length from around the bottom edge of the oval before sticking it down to the matting.

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Anonymous said...

Great tutorial Joanne, might be tempted to have a go.

Sarah K said...

Stunning flowers where do you get the deet tool from?

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

FAbulous Tutorial! Thanks-Daffodils are a flower I havent tried yet! Love all your Flowers!

Going with the Flow By Renee said...

I love the daffodil Joanne - it is very real looking.
Great Job. Someday I will get around to making one of those if I get lucky! Keep up the great tutorials and blog.

Unknown said...

Joanne, I can't believe how generous you are with us, your blog-readers, to give us such wonderful tutorials! I appreciate that very much and although I haven't tried your flowers yet, it is on my to-do list! Thanks so much and I eagerly await everything you have to display. BEAUTIFUL !!!

anja said...

wauw i love your site alway again.thanks for your tutorial

Marna said...

Thank you very much for this tutorial! That's amazing, what you can do out of paper.
Greetings, Marna

Conniecrafter said...

Your flowers are Beautiful, such creativity, amazing work!

Jeanne said...

Thank you SO much for sharing your talent with us. I really appreciate the tutorial and can't wait to try this myself.

You are very inspiring!

Sue said...

Fantastic tutorial, very tempted to have a go with this although I don't seem to have the 'neatness' talent that you have.

Sue xx

Judit V said...

Beautiful...great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Mandy said...

Joanne, these are absolutely stunning and what a fab tutorial !!


Anonymous said...

thank you Joanne for a WONDERFUL TUTORIAL. I made a card using one of these daffodils and you made it so easy to follow. Hugs~Donna

Kate Lewis said...

Wow - thanks for this amazing tut Jo!! K xx

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how fabulous! You amaze me...this is absolutely wonderful!!

valita said...

awesome flowers ...luv Valita

Rosie said...

Brilliant tutorial - thank you so much for sharing this.

Bon said...

thanks so much for this tutorial, spring will come early in my house next year :)

Ruth M said...

Wow Joanne, these daffodils are just so lifelike - fabulous! I'd like to say I'll try them myself but it will only lead to bad language LOL! ; )

Elli said...

Thank you so much!

SueB said...

love it, Love It, LOVE IT - TFS! I'll have to email myself this link - it's a keeper!

Vickie Daniel said...

Absolutely beautiful! I loved your tutorial and even tried it. I made a card with 3 daffodils like your (sort of) for my MIL and she loved it. Thanks again for sharing!

retiredheather said...

What a wonderful tutorial. Thanks so much for creating it.

Dawn said...

Oh you are clever Jo, gorgeous Daffodils.

susanwilliamsrn said...

this is so cute....i put one of these on an accordion purse on my blog here http://susanscreativespace.blogspot.com

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