Sunday, May 30, 2010

Punched Flower Tutorial

I have done a quick tutorial on how to make these dahlia-type flowers.  I was playing – as you do – whilst demonstrating at one of the shows and quite liked the look of this flower. 
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Tools needed:
Large and medium Retro Flower punches
Distress Ink and applicator (my hubby made me 36 of these – a huge money saver that I could spend on more stash lol)
An embossing tool and mat (I use a piece of lino)
Pokey tool
Bone Folder

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To make the large flower punch out 2 each of the small and large flowers (I used 1 patterned paper and one plain). and ink around the edges.
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Curl each petal over a bone folder to give shape and movement to the petals
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Indent the centre of each flower and pierce a hole in the centre for the brad
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Pinch the points of each petal tightly
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Give them a good spritz with Glimmer Mist and then assemble – layer the two small flowers on top of each other (patterned paper at the top) then then layer on top of the large flowers and hold together with a brad.  Once the Glimmer Mist dries it seems to firm up the paper so the flower keeps it’s shape beautifully.  To make a small flower just use 2 layers of the small punched flower and assemble as before.
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And there you have it, a quick and easy flower that you can co-ordinate to your project using left over bits of paper.
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And an arty shot.  The image is Confirmand Melinda from Whiff of Joy
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Thanks for stopping by,
 

24 comments :

  1. great flower tutorial Bev, thanks for sharing
    xxx Margreet

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  2. Thanks a lot for this great tutorial!
    Scrappi

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  3. This looks super easy! I'll have to try it someday...thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Great tutorial Bev, thanks for sharing it.

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  5. Oh how lovely, thank you for sharing this flower and idea with us. I just love your work Joxx

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  6. fantastic tutorial love the flowers.
    Christine x

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  7. Love these flowers Bev, will definitely have a go, just need a small retro punch.
    Pinky

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  8. The flowers are adorable :)

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  9. Thanks Bev~~will be trying this flower :))
    Blessings

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  10. Thanx Bev for this great tutorial!

    Lins x

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  11. OMG!!! These are gorgeous Deb!!
    Thanks for the tutorial!!!

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  12. Ohh, I love this Bev. Thanks for another great tutorial!!
    Katharina xx

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  13. Theese Flowers are GORGEOUS!!! :)

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  14. Mer ci beaucoup pour tous les tutos, étant débutante, cela me permet d'apprendre.
    Vos cartes sont superbes. Félicitations
    Cordialement

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  15. c'est vraiment très jolie je vais essayer merci
    biz claudine

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  16. Fabulous tutorial, Bev! Must get me some of that glimmermist! Hugs Andrea xx

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  17. Beautiful flowers. I don't have 2 sizes of retro punches but I have something else... Do you think 2 different 5-petal punches will work good?

    Hugs,
    Smita

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  18. I've got both of these punches and know I will be making those!!!! Beautiful!!! Thank you for taking the time to do this tutorial :)

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  19. Fantastic! Great flower tutorial.
    I love your flower!
    xx

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  20. Very clever Bev. I have to buy that medium punch now! Glad to see you have such an expensive piercing tool! It must be about as much as the push pin I use.

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  21. It's great, nice flowers, thanks for sharing !
    Françoise (Belgium)

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  22. Bev, super tutorial, smart hubby.May I borrow him?LOL!
    Hugs,
    Pam

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  23. Luv it!! Thanks for sharing, Bev!

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