Tuesday, May 6, 2008

3D Flower Tutorial

Last week I was introduced, by my upline's, upline whose name is Gail, to this beautiful 3D flower that Pam Morgan demonstrated on the Stampin' Up! Cruise. Well here is a little tutorial on it. I hope it is easy to understand and inspires you to go and create your own. I used it on a card which makes it quite impossible to send to someone so you might want to place yours on a basket, tote, or box of some sort or do as Shelli Gardner does...hand deliver it!

To create a flower of your own you will need the following supplies:

scallop punch
taffeta ribbon
paper piercing tool
favorite adhesive
favorite cardstock
Glue dots (oops not in picture)

1. Punch out 3 scallop circles

2. Cut a slit from the center of one scallop circle. Cut a slit from second scallop circle, then cut off one of the scallops, creating a triangle. Cut a slit from the third scallop circle and cut off two of the scallops.

3. On first scallop circle overlap the scallops on either side of the slits and adhere them with your favorite adhesive.
On second scallop, again overlap the scallops on either side of the triangle and adhere. Do the same for the third scallop circle.
4. Gently push down the center of each cone/circle with your pointer finger. Layer the three circles with the largst on the bottom and smaller on top, placing a glue dot under the smaller circle, lay it on top of the medium circle. Place a glue dot under the medium circle and place it on top of the larger circle.

5. Use the paper piercing tool to poke a hole through the center of your 3D flower.

6. Cut a 4" piece of taffeta ribbon. Place a brad through the center of the ribbon.

7. Poke the brad through the 3D flower, close the brad, and tie the ribbon. Cut the ribbon to size.

Here is another view of the finished card. Please feel free to leave a coment and let me know what you think.


Heather Mc said...

I saw your card on SCS and had to come see the tutorial! Awesome.... thanks for sharing. Can't wait to give it a try!

Amanda G said...

Wow, this is a great card and tutorial, thanks for sharing!