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Friday, January 1, 2016

Cass Creating NowTutorial - Basic Circle Flowers, 1 January, 2016

Here again with another tutorial for Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.   
First day of a new year, maybe it is time to try something new.



Patterned and Plain Paper and Card stock
Circle Punches - I have used from ¼ to 1¼ inches.
Glue (your choice)
 That is all you need.
For my patterned pieces I have used
 digital papers called "Coney Island Summers" from Robyn's Fetish Digi Stamps and More.

Additional Notes

Small flowers require a small pattern (a large pattern will be lost).   Large flowers can have both small and large patterns.  Also, certain aspects of a pattern can be used on a large flower.   If you don't have a coloured printer, no worries.   Print in black and white.

 Check your punches.  Here I have used Stampin' Up and Fiskar punches.  What I found was the half inch Fiskar was slightly smaller than the half inch Stampin' Up which made a great border.

 Number of circles for a flower: 
1  for back of flower
5 for petal tops
5 petal backing
1 for the centre of flower

The size is going to depend on you, but  the rule of thumb would be if you take a 1 inch circle for back of flower, half inch circles for the petals and a quarter inch circle for the centre of the circle, then that will make a 1.5 inch flower.

The main reason I love using digital papers is that I can print as little or as much as I need at a time. 
I can also shrink them down to fit small spaces, like small flower petals. 

To get the border, off set the top layer with the bottom.
Glue them together.

 Once you have the petals completed, add glue to your base and start placing the petals around the base.

Starting with one petal, place the next petal part way under the first, repeating until you get to the fifth petal, which will go under the fourth and lay on top of the first.  Always make sure that the border side overlaps the next petal.   I am left handed so I hold the flower in the left hand and the petals are inserted with my right going clockwise around the base.  If you are right handed you will do the opposite, hold the flower in your right hand, the petals in your left hand and go counterclockwise around the base.

 When all petals are in place, your flower should look like this one, ready for the centre.

Flower completed.

Tip Time 
If you use paper, please be careful and ensure that your punches work on paper, if not they can jam. Use some card stock with the paper if you are unsure. 

If you do use paper, trying scrunching up the petals and layering them with the same technique as before.

Starting with a few circles, we end up with flowers.

 These flowers have all been made with the same digital paper from the "Coney Island Summers" pack.  For the 3 coloured flowers, I punched certain parts of the large pattern for each petal.  For the black and white, I turned off the colour and I also shrunk the paper down so that the pattern would appear on the petals.

Assorted  Paper Flowers.

One simple flower is all you need to make a card bright and cheery.

Hope you give these flowers a try! They are simple and take no time.
I usually punch away and put together whilst watching TV.

Entered into:

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes


Lori Turner said...

Wow - what gorgeous flowers - thank you for sharing your amazing tutorial with us at 4 Crafty Chicks xoxoxox

Veerle said...

Beautifully made these flowers, thank you for sharing. And thanks for sharing your pretty card in our challenge.
Greetings, Veerle DT member Creative Corner Challenges

Anni said...

What a fun tutorial! I will have to try making a flower! It is gorgeous!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

OttawaMom said...

Will have to give your tutorial a try! Lovely flower and great card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!