Sunday, 9 May 2010

Tutorial - 5 petal punch flower

Do you remember this card?

When I posted it, I promised to get together a tutorial for making the flower. Well, I have done - and here it is today!

This is what you'll need:
Card stock in Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery
Ink in Pink Passion and Old Olive
5 Petal punch and Boho Blossoms punch
Sharp scissors, paper piercer, daubers and an Old Olive brad

Punch three flowers from Pretty in Pink card stock, using the 5 Petal punch. Then punch one pointy flower from Certainly Celery card stock using the Boho Blossom punch.

Hold one of the pink flowers firmly in the centre and run your other thumb nail from the centre out to the end of each petal. You can be quite rough!

You should end up with something that looks like this, with the petals curving upwards. Repeat this with all the pink flowers.

Now, get your thumb nail (or something sharp) and peel the petal apart a little at the end.

Do this to all your pink flowers.

Now apply a little Pink Passion ink to the very edges of each petal using a sponge dauber. Do this to all the pink flowers.

Next take your Certainly Celery flower and snip between each petal a little way towards the centre. Don't snip too far - you'll be putting a brad in the centre and it won't hold if you've snipped right to the centre.

Apply a little Old Olive ink to the edges of the petals with a sponge dauber. (TIP: I keep a separate sponge dauber for each colour that I use for sponging.)

Put all your flowers into a pile, making sure the petals aren't all directly beneath one another, and put the green one on top. Pierce a hole all the way through with your paper piercer (or a cropadile).

Put a brad through the hole and open it out at the back to secure all the layers of the flower.

 Curl your flower inwards a little and rearrange the petals and - voila! A beautiful 3 dimensional flower to use on all sorts of projects.

At my card club on Friday, we made another card using this flower. I'll be posting that tomorrow, so do check back for that.

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend.
See you tomorrow.


  1. Great tutorial Vicky, will have a go later X

  2. Wondeful tutorial, I like your creations :)
    You have new follower :)

  3. Stunning flower, love the way you've split the paper and then inked it! Clever.

  4. Fantastic tutorial Vicky! ~ I'll definitely be trying this one out, the instructions are very clear :)

  5. WOW Vicky this looks super easy -I'll have to give it a go.
    Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial, Vicky. I'll have to try it.


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