I love creating the Susan's Garden Southern Magnolia. It is such a beautiful flower.
I used Susan's directions to create this flower but I did create the stamen a little different. I promised you a tutorial on how I did it. Here is the LINK to Susan's instructions for completing her magnolia. Around the magnolia I added Susan's Garden White Pine Pine Cones and Pine Branches. I created this card for a winter birthday card.
TUTORIAL FOR SOUTHERN MAGNOLIA STAMEN
When I started to create this stamen, I was not sure how many stamen pieces I would need, so I die cut five pieces. I cut each projection of the stamen twice to create 3 points. This creates the frilly look needed for this stamen. On one of the pieces, I colored the base brown to resemble the stamen in the picture.
To get the stamen to have the curled points, I used the self-closing tweezers from Susan's Tool Kit and rolled down each point. I caught the three narrow points and rolled them down. You don't have to be real fussy about getting them exactly alike. You can arrange them once the whole stamen is created.
This is what the pieces looked like once the points were all curled down.
Add glue to the next stamen piece and roll it around the base of the first rolled stamen. The base is wide and this is very easy to do. This picture shows two stamens glued together.
Depending on how high you want the stamen, you can use three or four pieces. I only used a total of three.
I know you will have fun creating these beautiful Magnolias. You can purchase Susan's Garden Southern Magnolia dies at this LINK.