Welcome to my Creative Corner. I am currently a designer on three design teams for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love to spend my spare time designing cards and especially enjoy creating beautiful flowers out of card stock. I love sharing my work and tutorials with you and really appreciate you taking time to visit my blog. Hope I can inspire you to create something beautiful.
I have a request to do tutorial for the red flower on the bottom row of flowers that I created below.
Someone wrote to me and said the red flower, on the bottom row, looks like a type of poppy that grows in their area and would like for me to show how to create it. Below is a tutorial on how to "wrinkle" the petals.
When I want to give a lot of shape to petals, I like to place them on the Teflon Craft Mat and spritz them with water to soften the fibers in the card stock.
For this flower I shaped the petals by wrapping them around the white flower tool that is in the Flower Tool Kit by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. Place the pointed end of the petal to the left on the tool and hold around the tool, then using your thumb and forefinger pinch the petal to create the "wrinkle" look. I leave them very "wrinkled" and dry them with the heat gun. It might have more wrinkles than you want, but once dry, you can pull some of the wrinkles out before creating the layers to build your flower. If you leave the wrinkles in before drying, it helps keep the creases in for a natural look.
Here you can see the red base I used, the black stamens and on the right enough petals for the completed flower. I should have had two bases in this picture because you need to build two separate layers, each with four petals.
Here you can see how I have glued the petals to the four point base. You can see how the layer on the left has the petals glued a little farther out on the base which will be the bottom layer. The petals on the layer on the right are slightly over lapped in the center to make it a little smaller.
Here the flower layers are glued together. You want to stagger the petals so they are not stacked on top of each other.
Use the black embossing mat and a medium stylus to shape the stamen. Press it down far into the embossing mat to "cup" it. Glue the three together, alternating the points so they are not stacked on top of each other.
Glue the Stamen in the center of the flower. You can add a large black Dew Drop embellishment in the center if you want.
Here is a picture of a frame that has the same flower done in yellow.
The same petals can be used for many different types of flowers and when you use different stamens, you can come up with even more varieties. Hope you have fun creating your own flower garden.