I have been playing around with paper flowers ever since I was very young.
Even before I was old enough to go to school,
I remember making tissue paper flowers
and drawing flowers on paper then cutting them out
and gluing them on something.
(probably on a lot of things that I should not have ...LOL)
So when I bought my very first scrapbook tool, a circle punch, I started thinking about paper flowers. So of course I played around with circles and came up with a rose that is made from them. This flower is a good option if you do not have access to rose shaped cut files or die cutters. (Almost every one has a paper punch, circle cutter, circle die, or cartridge that will cut circles)
You can use any size circles.
2) Now take a smooth round tool (needle tool, skewer, end of paintbrush, etc) and smooth the petals out. Grab the circle with one hand and with the other hand put the smooth tool on top of the petal and your finger on the bottom. Slide the tool and your finger to the opposite edge. Then grab the other side of the circle and do the same thing to the opposite side. This basically curls the left and right sides of the circle. Do this to all of the circles
5) Curl the upper left and right sides of all the remaining circles. Place the smooth round tool behind the upper left side (from the center to the edge as shown)
It will look like this:
Then do the same thing to the upper right side.
6) Put glue on the petal and wrap it around the center piece.
I just add a small amount of glue so that it dries quickly. I hold the new petal on for about a minute. That keeps the flower from falling apart on me half way through the project because the glue is not dry.
Remember, there is no right or wrong. Do what works for you.
I roll my petals fairly tight, but they would look just as good if you put them on loosely (I am not sure if that is a word...LOL)
Have fun with it!
I will add this to the tabbed pages at the top of my blog.