Wednesday, 15 July 2009

How I made the flowers for the Pack a Picnic Gift Box

I had an email from a lady named Diane from South Carolina USA who asked for a little more information on how I made the flowers for the Gift box. Sooooo, I thought I'd have a go at a tutorial LOL. So bear with me as this is my first time (blush).... Oh and small photo's to get them all on, so click on them if you want to see more detail...









Here are the tools I used (ignore the white tool, I used that on another flower, sorry) The card is about the same weight as Bazzil card, but this is two tone - dark pink one side light pink on the other.
1. Punch out two large daisies, two medium daisies and one of the little daisy.









2. With the tear drop punch or any punch that will give you a notch, punch each petal end on both of the large daisies, until you have these...





3. Put the flowers (both large and medium) on the foam mat then with the etching tool (that's the one with the pointy end and the scoop on the other end) or follow this link HERE for tool substitutes, score down the middle of each petal (wrong side of the card or what will be the underneath of the flower), keeping the point as flat to card as possible, and press as hard as the paper or card will allow...





Until you have these...









4. Then glue the flowers together, I used Art Glitter Clear Adhesive, but any quick drying glue will do. I say quick drying because you're going to be moulding them and you don't want them to slip whilst you're doing that...



















5. Then with the shape mate (that's the one that looks like an embossing tool) place it in the centre of the flower and with circular movements go round and round the centre until the petals have raised...



















6. Take the littlest daisy, again on the foam mat and with the shape mate "stroke" the petals right way up until they have curled...















7. Then glue the little daisy into the center of the large flower and on the foam mat with the Shape Mate really push down into the flower so as all the petals raise up. You may want to do those circular movements again, it really all depends on the thickness of the card/paper you are using...










8. Then with the scoop end of the etching tool I pulled the center petals up and pulled the bottom petals down...
















PHEW!!! So there you have it. I got my inspiration from these two ladies. They are what I would call experts at making flowers...
http://peejays-crafty-bits.blogspot.com/search/label/Tutorial - The flower tutorials are towards the bottom of the page.
I made some other flowers that were going to go on the gift box before I decided on which design I was going to go for...










All the flowers were made with Vellum/ parchment paper and EK Success Retro flower punches as were the leaves on the bottom flowers and the leaves on the top flowers is a punch by L-Em. The stamens on the top flowers (big and small) where made with a snowflake punch and a Cuttlebug snowflake die :o) Hope I haven't confused you too much, the links above give much better tutorials.
Right I'm off to catch my breath :o)
Take care & keep smiling

5 comments:

Wildärtan said...

Oh my God - this is stunning Ann! Thanks for sharing!

Decadent, yeah... but it's my birthday, actually:-)

Raisa said...

Thank You for this tutorial. It takes a lot of work, but hey're so gorgeous anyway so they're worth it. I just love Your flowers!

Rosella said...

What a great tutorial Ann!!
Glad you are crafting!!

Nancy said...

Fantastic flowers! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to have to try it!

rebelliouskiwi said...

Wow, what a great tutorial! Very easy to follow - must save this & give it a try soon! :) Thanks