Sunday, July 17, 2011

Easy flowers tutorial

Well, I have felt way too lousy this week end to post the flower tutorials until now.
So here they are...

I don't really know what to call these flowers.
I am going with flower 1, 2, & 3 (creative, huh)

Oh well...

Flower 1

Start with a simple daisy shape. (I like to have 6 to 8 petals per flower shape.)
Cut at least 6 shapes that decrease in size by 1/4 or 1/2 increments.

Here is  my cut file.

Next color  the flowers if you want.
I like to add color just to the ends or just to the center.

This picture shows color on the ends and the picture at the top shows color on the center.

Now use a small smooth round tool to "curl" the ends up.
You can use a needle tool, skewer, end of a paintbrush, etc.
Put the tool on top of the petal and sandwich the petal between your thumb and the tool. Start at the base of the petal. Slide your thumb and tool towards the end pressing thumb to tool just like curling ribbon.

This is a picture of me curling a petal down instead of up, but you get the idea.

It will look like this.

Do this to all the petals.

Start with the largest shape, place glue in the center and stack the next smallest shape on top. Stagger the petals.

Add some bling and you're done.

Flowers 2 & 3

Cut out any five petaled flower.
(see link above for my cut file)

Color your petals if desired.

Use small, smooth, round tool to curl the petals down.

Next bend all the petals up about 90 degrees and back down again.

This makes the center a little lower than the petals.

Glue center, stack, stagger petals, and add bling.
You are done with flower 2.

For flower 3, curl the petals down then bend them up just like you did for flower 2.

Now use tool to cup the petals in by putting the tool in the center of each petal and rocking it left to right around the tool.

Glue, stack, stagger petals, and add bling.

The one on the right, flower 2, looks better when you attach it to your project :)

PLEASE let me know if you found this post helpful.
I am just waisting my time if no one really cares about this :)

If you have any other subjects you would like to see explained, just let me know.

I will also add this tutorial to the stand alone pages that can be found just under my blog header.
Check them all out when you get a chance.


Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Great tutorial Jani! The blue flower that you 'cupped' could look like a plumeria if left white with pink or yellow on the inside :) and I love the first one! Can't wait to use that one :)

jennyplace2 said...

A waste of time....I think not!!! Great job! Can't wait to go and try them out, this is going to save a ton of money! TFS!

Neha Jain said...

its fab...

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [18 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Anonymous said...

thank you for the Annie Johnson Flint poem/praise! I needed that today! as well as your pretty flower tut!
"When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources
Our Father’s full giving is only begun."
Thank you my sister in Christ. ML

Anonymous said...

Hi Jani
Your tutorials are inspiring and your shares wonderful, many thanks for bringing them to us

Anonymous said...

Thanks a bunch! You are giving me inspiration to decorate everything!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jani

Would really love to see how you make and shape those wonderful roses you do xx
sally again

Jamie S said...

Thanks for sharing how you do your flowers with us. I found it helpful! JamieS

Deborah said...

THis was definitely not a waste of time. The tutorial was easy to follow and a great inspiration. Thanks.

jamie said...

I just found your tutorial and it is just what I needed. Thank you