Saturday, May 22, 2010

How To Make FLOWERS... 3-D Tulip flower tutorial

How to make Flowers.. I just decided to start an album on how to make Flowers.. Every page will feature a flower and the instructions. I am hoping that every Saturday I will feature a new flower technique.. some made and cut by hand, some using other craft material and some using die cutting machines like the cricut or MM Slice.

Today I am going to teach you to make a 3-D Tulip flower.

Start by cutting out several sizes of tulips.. I cut.. 2 inch, 1.5 inch and 1 inch flowers. You can do all the same colour of mix it up and do 2 different shade of a colour.

If you have a MM slice I used the basic 3 and got my image.. if not just cut your own.

Using some brown ink.. or whatever ink you want I inked up all the edges of the flowers.

This is what it will look like all inked up.

Start layering them on top of each other.. using a glue dot on the bottom of the flower to hold it together. Start by putting the largest ones first.

I curled the ends of the flower.. to make sure nothing moves I just stapled all the flowers together.. this is optional you don't have to do this. All I used was a paper stub and gently rolled them in, you can use a tooth pick if you want.

Once it is all curled and layered the way you want.

I took a felt flower and cut it in half.. on half had 3 petals and the other had 2. I then layered these on top of each other. and with a piece of paper or even a green pipe cleaner I made the stem. and you have this wonderful 3-D Tulip Flower.

Hope you give this one a try on your next layout of card.. this is what it looks like on a layout!

Have a wonderful Creative Saturday.

Hugs & Smiles


Amy said...

This is stunning Angie!! I love your flower book idea and your first flower! I was wondering how you made it when I first saw is GORGEOUS!

laterg8r said...

that is a fantastic flower TFS :D

Theresa said...

LOVE this technique Angie - I remember that you used thiso n that challenge layout for the NSD crop. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Jeannette Siciliani said...

Oooohhhh, super cute layout; and I LOVE the flowers! Okay, I gotta make these, thanks!