Thursday, February 2, 2012

Paper Flowers

I learned how to make these adorable paper flowers from Louise, my Stampin Up Demonstrator.  She’s fabulous!  Thanks Louise!!
Start by punching out some flowers from cardstock.  I used 2 different sizes of scalloped punches from Stampin Up.  Each in 2 different colors. 
Then you need to get your flowers wet.  You can either spray them with a spray bottle or you can use a wet hand towel and soak them up.  I did not have a spray bottle so I used the towel.  You want them wet enough that you can scrunch them all up without them ripping. 
Then open them up and layer them.  To add the brad in the center it’s easiest if you punch a small hole through all the layers, a Crop-a-Dial works really well for that.  Then put your brad in and scrunch up all the petals how you would like them.  When it dries it will keep the shape! 

So I thought, well, I don’t have a squirt bottle, but I do have some Glimmer Mist and some Smooch spray.  So I thought I’d try that as my means to get my flowers wet.  It does work but it’s a little more messy since you have to handle the flowers while they are wet. 
And then I thought, why not try another flower shape!!
The end result does work but it just doesn’t look quite as good as the scalloped flowers.


Andrea said...

Too cool! I have tried those once and they are awesome, but don't work as well in a scrapbook because they can be so raised. Would be great for cards!

Beth Hallgren said...

So cute Becky! What color are your hands now :}

kelsterjean said...

Wow gorgeous! I love how you tried all the shapes. I also do a alot with my Glimmer Mist and it gets all over my hands...and paint!

Cassie said...

What a fabulous tip! I am so going to have to make these! I nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. Check out my blog for the details!