Hello and hope you're having a good start to the week. I've finally got round to doing this tutorial for you to have a go at. I've posted loads of pictures and hope that it makes sense.
Here are the items that I use to make my flowers :-
Peony Spellbinders die
My own stamp made from Peony Spellbinders die
Flower brad with back taken off
To make these flowers I've used normal white printer paper but any type of paper will do.
First off I colour each of the flower shapes with my ProMarker pen using Buttercup
Then I cut down each flower to create the petals, I've drawn orange lines to show you where I cut into.
Next I ink up my homemade stamp using my Tan ProMarker pen. I made my homemade stamp by using cardstock that I know that the ink from the ProMarker pen will stay wet for some time.
On each flower I ink up the edges for a bit of definition.
Now on the wrong side of each flower, emboss each petal with small circular motions. Then emboss the centre till they resemble the picture on the left.
On the right side of each flower, emboss down one side of each petal till it curls slightly. Then once again emboss the centre of each flower until they resemble the picture on the left.
Now start gluing your flower together. Hopefully this is what it should look like.
The next step is to get your flower brad and start curling the edges up, I've used my strong tweezers for this.
And this is what the flower brad will look like when all the edges have been curled.
In the centre of the flower apply some glue, then add the curled flower brad. Apply some glue in the centre of the flower brad and then drop a pearl in the centre. I've used a pearl but a large bead is also effective.
I hope that you've enjoyed this tutorial and I would love to see your flower creations.
Hugs Michele x