While I was working on the Metal Flower Video yesterday (See it HERE), I came across a bunch of other flowers I've made. I thought you might find it helpful to have a visual for How to make those paper flowers as well. I love making my own Paper Flowers and incorporating them into my Card Making and Paper Crafting Projects. They're really easy to do! You can use different shaped Punches or Dies and all types of materials but I usually just use simple punches and cardstock. You can also incorporate different techniques into your flower making. I often use the Faux Suede Technique with my flowers - other times I spritz with water instead. Your punch size and the number of layers will all yield slightly different results. This post shows a few options with Videos so you can see how simple it is to create your own paper flowers. There are links to other posts and tutorials as well but, if you don't want to miss anything, Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to be notified when my Videos post.
Today's flowers were all created with Punches. Tomorrow, I'll show you flowers created with Dies. Don't hesitate to email me with any questions. Cathy@StampsAndScrapbooks.com
The flowers above were created using layers of cardstock that were punched using a Scallop Circle Punch. The Faux Suede Technique was used.
The flowers shown here were created using two different size Flower Punches - SU!'s Blossom Punch and Petite Petal Punch. I also incorporated the Faux Suede Technique.
This is a Shabby Chic Version created with only the Blossom Punch and Faux Suede Technique.
You can do these with any size Scallop Punch. The 7/8" Scallop Punch will produce smaller flowers - like THESE.
Spritzing the cardstock with water or shimmer mist will give you a "harder" flower and therefore a slightly different "feel". The Fancy Flower Punch will produce the flower below. (Original post HERE) Punch the cardstock out, spritz, scrunch it up and allow it to dry. Then, assemble the layers on top of each other.
The flowers below use the Pansy Punch and a slightly different technique – You can see the original post HERE.
You can use lots of different materials to create your own Paper Flowers - cardstock, crepe paper, coffee filters, tissue paper – and even Craft Metal! Here's an example of a Craft Metal Flower. You can see the original post HERE and the Video HERE. When I started this post, I didn't realize how many flowers I've done! Haha – I will continue with more ideas and videos tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and reading this far! 🙂 You can see more ideas on my YouTube Channel.