Tuesday, February 7, 2012

# flowers # Sandie Louise

Four Different Flowers - Tutorial

Please Note: This post is graphic intensive.
I love making flowers!  So this week I have created some flowers using a range of different Cheery Lynn Designs dies, and created quick tutorials for all 4.  It is important to remember, that any of the Cheery Lynn Design dies can be used to create these version of flowers, the results may vary from flowers photographed, but still just as beautiful.

 Leaf Flower #1
 Requirements:  Stacker Flower #1 (Leaf) and Snowflake 5. Crystal Embossing Tool which is available from Diamond Card Craft. You will also need a set of 3 flowers from the Darling Daisies die. Mini Mister either with water or glimmer mist, adhesive, distress inks, brad, cardstock.
1. Cut out 3 or 4 Stacker Flower #1 depending on how full you wish your flower to be.  I used 3. Cut one Snowflake 5 for the base of finished flower.  
2. Ink all edges to your liking. On a foam mat (mouse mat works well) use a skewer to impress the centre of leaves - this is where your brad will go when flower is constructed.
3. Mist all of your leaves/petals and while the leaves are damp, roll using a skewer.  I find a skewer the best as it is a small size.
4. Allow to dry in the leaves newly formed shape - see below photograph.
5. Cut a set of 3 flowers from Darling Daisies die in varying colours. Turn each flower upside down on your mat, and using your embossing tool curl each petal upwards.  Remember, your flowers are curled upside down. 
6. When all flowers have been slightly curled, turn right side up and press a skewer or small ended pen into middle.  This is where your brad will sit. 
7. Adhere carefully (I use Glossy Accents for a quick dry) the 3 flowers together as below.
8. Start assembling your flower together. Three small Darling Daisies first, then the 3-4 Stacker Flower #1, and your Snowflake 5 at the base.  Once assembled, fiddle with the petals of your flower to get them how you would like them to sit.  *see photo below. 
9. I adhered small pearls onto the ends of each snowflake point to give the appearance of small buds. 
Dies Used:

Sweet William Flower
Requirements: Sweet Williams die, and Stacker Flower #4. Distress Ink, Brad, Adhesive, Cardstock, Shimmer Paper.
 1. Cut 3 large Sweet William petals, 3 small petals, and 1 Stacker Flower #4, ink edges.
2. *see photo above - Fold each petal in half and then each half again in half, the opposite direction - much like a fan.  This is fiddly and time consuming, but the results are worth the effort.
 3. Assemble the 3 small Sweet William petals together, adhere making sure each petal layer sits neatly between the other petals - in other words, leave no gaps.  Do not adhere petals one on top of the other, make sure you adjust so petals sit over 'vacant' area between petals.
4. Repeat for 3 larger petals.
 5. Place glue into centre of larger petal base flowers, add smaller petals and press firmly with the end of a pen into middle. 
 6. Pressing firmly raises the petals upwards and helps form the fullness of the flower. *see photograph below.
 7. Add the Stacker Flower #4 to base of flower, thread through the brad and secure.  *if you do not have brads, you could always adhere a pearl to centre, as the adhesive keeps the flowers together as you construct each flower anyhow.
Dies Used:
Sweet Williams

 Judy's Blooms - Flower 3

 Requirements: Judy's Bloom, Snowflake 6, Darling Daisies, Cardstock, brad, distress inks, skewer and pearls.

 1. Cut 2 of each petal from Judy's Blooms, and the middle sized flower from the Darling Daisies.
2. Use a skewer to roll each petal as shown in above photograph.  *please note:  each petal from each die cut has been rolled in two different directions.  Base petal is rolled downwards, next upwards.  Repeat for smaller petals.

 3. Adhere larger petals together, so that the rolled petals interlink between each other.  *see photograph above. Repeat for smaller petals and add the medium Darling Daisies petal into centre of smaller petals.

 4. Adhere the two layers of petals together, pressing firmly in middle with end of a pen.  
5. Place brad through flower, attaching the Snowflake 6 to the base - add pearls to each point if desired.

 Requirements: Miniature Rose, Medium Rose, Large Rose and Snowflake 5. Crystal Embossing Tool which is available from Diamond Card Craft, cardstock, paper, glue and distress ink.

 1. Cut a range of petals for your rose from the Miniature Rose, Medium Rose and Large Rose. How many petals you wish to add, depends on the fullness you wish to achieve.
 2. Use a mouse mat and embossing tool to curl your Large Rose petals.  The larger bottom layers are created by laying petals upside down on matt and embossing so that when the right way, the leaves are curled downwards.  Repeat this with several of the Medium Rose petals. 
3. Adhere the petals into 'doubles', making sure you have the right sizes together. *see above photograph. For my rose, I used 4 large petals for the base, and adhered two medium petal on top of of the larger petals.  This creates the 'base' of the rose.
 4. Curling your medium rose petals the opposite way - upwards, start layering on top of your flower base to the fullness you desire.
 5. Using the Miniature Rose, cut 2 petals from die cut and roll to form a bud.  Adhere the remaining petals around the bud, to complete the centre bud.  *See photograph above and below.
 6. Carefully adhere your centre bud into the middle of your constructed rose base to complete your rose. 
7. Remove longer portion of Snowflake 5, as pictured below. Adhere to base of rose.
 8. Fluff the petals when glue has dried to how you like your rose to look.
 Dies Used:

Hope this inspires some beautiful flowers to be made!
Don't forget this weeks challenge! The theme is "Red and White" - all details can be found "HERE".

Wishing everyone a fantastic and creative week...


  1. Hi Sandy!

    Wow! Your flowers are so beautiful. I would also like to try again.
    Thanks for your demonstration.


  2. Beautiful and so helpful, thanks so much for doing this. I never thought to mist mine and that will help shape them I'm sure.

  3. Wow, what an excellent and useful tutorial! Love the tips! I mist when making my flowers too... LOVE these dies, and can't wait to order some, they're fabulous!

  4. amazing tutorials. Thank you so much
    hugs Sarah x

  5. Wow!!! Your flowers are gorgeous!!!! Fabulous tutorial! TFS!!

  6. Excellent tutorial, Sandie and a wonderful mix of dies and gorgeous flowers.

  7. Sandie, what an amazing tutorial! Love your flowers!!

  8. prachtige bloemen wow geweldige tutorial
    liefs,ans xxx

  9. Absolutely FANTASTIC tutorial!!! :o) thanks for taking the time to take and upload all the photos.

  10. Sandie your tutorial is FABULOUS!!! The flowers are so beautiful. I don't have that imagination to figure them out so I thank you for it. Now to take the time to try them!!!

  11. these are outstanding. Absoluetly wonderful tutoiral.

  12. Gorgeous flowers! Thanks for the tutorial, they all look FABULOUS!

  13. You rocked those flowers girlfriend!! That's what I'm talkin' about! C'mere and let me kiss ya.

  14. Oh these are all wonderful! So pretty and sweet! I love seeing the steps! Thanks so much! I am going to order those sweet williams dies soon so I can try that flower - gorgeous!!!!! I want to try them all but I have budget constraints right now!

  15. Mommy, enter the challenges, you could get the flower die for free. You do beautiful work, well worth entering...

  16. Thanks for sharing these projects, they are really appreciated. Kindest regards

  17. Amazing tutorial sweetie!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  18. Wow, these are beautiful. I must try something like this. Thank you for the tutorial. Wendy


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