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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Paper Flower Technique Tutorial

I love these paper flowers and think they add a great dimension to many craft projects. 
They are pretty simple to put together, 
Here is a step-by-step picture tutorial.
Choose your Card stock and Scallop Circle Punch.
Punch 8 Scallop Circles out.

Lightly Mist the card stock with water, 
I don't wet Whisper White because it is a bit thinner than our colored card stock. You can try without water, I just like the the texture and look of the flower after it dries. 
Experiment and see what you come up with.

Crumple each scallop circle.

Un-crumple each scallop circle.
Stack each circle on top of each other.
Use your Paper Piercer and Mat Pack and pierce a hole in the middle of the stack and place a brad in the middle to hold the scallop circles together.

Crumple the scallop circles upwards towards the brad.

If they are a little damp let dry and lightly separate and move outwards.

Voila! A cute paper flower.

 Now add to your Project
I hope you can see that all 3 flowers have a bit different texture. The blue had more water than the red and the white had no water.

This tutorial is based on using Stampin' Up! Card Stock
I have used lighter weight paper and card stock the only difference is you will need more than 8 circles to get the fullness you desire. If you are using thin paper no need to lightly mist,
Thinner paper will fall apart or tear when you try to un-crumple. 
So it's best if you just crumple the paper.
If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me or comment below.
Hope this helps
 I would love to see what you come up with.

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