Jun 01 2014
I’m back with the fifth tutorial using Spellbinder’s Dahlia dies. The flower we’re making in this tutorial resembles a gardenia, one of my favorite flowers. Unfortunately, my allergies don’t agree . . . :-(!
I’m sorry, still no word on the arrival of the mulberry paper. As promised, as soon as I receive word it’s on its way, I’ll post here on my blog.
I made the flowers above to show that you can use regular card stock to make the flowers; however, it takes a bit more patience and the timing has to be right. If the paper isn’t wet enough, it doesn’t crease well and if there’s too much water, it tears easily. I used Stampin’Up!’s Barely Banana and Blush Blossom for the yellow and pink roses (do those colors still exist?). I used parchment paper to make the small pink rose on the left.
Using a ruler, I drew lines on one flower and punched a 1/8″ hole in the center. This was my template for the rest of the flowers.
I did the same for the smaller flowers. I cut slits between the petals. The two finished flowers shown in the background are made identical to what I show below, except I only used one flower for the centers of each. The flower in the tutorial has two sections for a fuller effect. When making your flowers, you have the option of using one smaller flower in the center or two as shown in the tutorial. This will make sense once you’ve read the tutorial.
I spritzed with water.
Wrap a petal around an embossing tool. (Sorry for the green thumbnail, I was using Peeled Paint to dye leaves.)
Gently squeeze petals together with thumb and index finger.
Continue this with all petals of the flowers.
Make as many sizes as you’d like. I used #3, #4 and #5 dies.
When flowers are dry, shape as shown.
Adhere two of the larger flowers together.
Cut another large flower (size #5) in half as shown. This is the stage in making the flower where you can opt to use one or two of the flowers in the center for a fuller look.
Adhere edges together to form into two flowers. When I spritzed the flowers with water, there was a bit of peeled paint left on my silicone mat. I like it, it gives the flowers the tiniest hint of green, like the gardenias growing in my yard.
Now adhere those two flowers within the bigger flower and point them in opposite directions as shown. If you opt for a single flower in the center, place just one in the center.
Do the same steps with a size #4 die flower, cut in half and form two flowers as you did above with size #5.
Take two size #3 flowers.
Cut each flower as shown here and adhere the edges together.
Adhere those sections into the flower as shown. This flower is quite full.
These flowers were made using only one small flower in the center. I rolled the petals around a small paintbrush for the flower in the center of the picture. The possibilities are endless for shaping your flowers.
For another look to this flower, use two #2, two #3 and one #4 flowers and cut as shown.
I cut two petals from the #4 and adhered them. I cut two petals from a #3.
I cut the other #3 in half, I cut three petals from one #2, I cut the other #2 in half, then I cut two singles and a double from one of the halves as shown.
I adhered all the edges together as shown.
I adhered the largest petals first.
I then layered the smaller petals within the flower as shown.
After adhering all the petals into the flower, I used an awl to pierce through the center of the flower and pulled stamens through the center and adhered them in place.
In the last tutorial, I show how to make the flowers above and then I’ll be finished with the Dahlia tutorials and can get back to the business of making cards . . . yay!!
Thank you so much for stopping by to visit today, until next time . . . .
Products Used in this Tutorial Include:
Paper: Graphic 45 – Botanical Tea – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
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