Tip: - When die-cutting, use a small piece of painter's tape to hold the die in place over your stamped image. The painter's tape will not rip your paper. - Look for floral wire covered in white paper to achieve the look of Shari's project. - To twist wire, use a chopstick, paintbrush, jeweler's needle nose pliers - anything that will allow you to wrap the wire around to create a coil.
Suggested Materials: Studio Calico 6x6 Paper Pads, 657851 Bold Pop Designs Stamp & Die-cut set, VC250 VersaMark ink, PW104 Clear Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Floral Wire
VIDEO: Paper Flowers By Shari Carroll
Create a vase full of pretty paper flowers. Shari Carroll shows you how in this tutorial.
Watch the video below for a complete how-to. (Click the fullscreen button in the lower right to see it larger.)
Here's a recap of the instructions:
Stamp flower from Bold Pop Designs on various Studio Calico patterned papers using VersaMark ink. Repeat to create nine flowers.
Emboss flowers with clear embossing paper.
Die-cut flowers using matching die from Bold Pop Designs.
Trim one petal from flower, leaving a small tab. Roll flower to create a cone shape and adhere with a dot of Glossy Accents, pinching until set. Repeat with each flower.
Poke a hole in the center of each flower. Thread a length of floral wire through a button, then through the hole in the flower. Keep one end of wire shorter than the other. Secure with a dot of Glossy Accents.
Twist the shorter length of wire around the longer length at the base of the flower, to create a thicker part of the stem that will keep the button in place.
Twist the remaining bit of short wire to create a curled vine.
Complete all nine flowers and arrange in a glass vase.