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)
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.
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.
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.