Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Want Flowers?

Ever been stuck for flowers that match your project?. not anymore, make these using any size of scallop punch and a few random petal punches.
Punch out your scallop shapes, a thin cardstock is best, these were done with Papermania ( I know but this one is real pretty )Rose Garden Take your scissors and cut between each scallop...... not right to the centre or you'll fall apart! Place face down onto a soft surface... a mouse mat or similar, I used the black spongy back of a Sizzix die! Take a rounded rub-on stick and press down on the tip of each petal and pull towards the centre of the flower. This creases the petal and gives a realistic look to the flower.
Turn over and with circular motion rub the centre of the flower flat! Add more layers with different size scallops or use other flower punches and shape the petals in the same way.

20 comments:

Roz said...

Brilliant! I've been playing around with making flowers and I will give this a try.

craftytrog said...

These look brilliant Gail! TFS! x

Lesley said...

Oooh this looks easier than the way I've been doing mine - I'll give it a try - thanks Effie.
I agree about the paper too!
Lesley x

Claireliz said...

Oh these look stunning... another use for those scallop punches I had to have & have hardly used.
x

Sid said...

Superb flowers, and so simple to do ! The effect is wonderful !

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely flowers,t hanks for sharing the tutorial!! I also adore that birdie punch and what you did with it!

Alix said...

lol don't tell anyone...but i like those pp's too! ;0)

penibear said...

Wow these are great, I'll be trying that later.

Carol Ann said...

These are fabulous flowers thanks for taking the time to put a tutorial up.
Carol Ann xx

Tinkertaylor said...

Wow these are fab will definitely be trying this.
ps just bought another pad of this paper!

Andrea said...

Oooh I likey those!

Katy said...

Genius Gail! I'll be making some of these for sure.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oooooo they look good :D
Julie xx

Deborah said...

They could be Prima! Lovely :-)

Kelly said...

what a cool idea! thanks for sharing!

crafty flossie said...

Thanks for the lovely photos. They look fab. I have lots of bits of pretty papers I'll use them now.
I'm wondering are you from the north east?
Debbie M

Artyjen said...

Fabulous flowers:) Know what you mean about the DP's!
xoxo

sewtakeahike said...

this is fantastic Effie! Thanks so much for sharing how to make them! I have everything you listed, so don't be surprised if you see a few show up on sewtakeahike at some point. Cute!

HannahBanana said...

Fabulous - I shall take my new scallop punch out of the carrier bag it is still in and try this.
x

Betzie said...

Love these!!! I have to bookmark your blog now. LOL :)) THANKS and have a wonderful day!