Welcome to the Artsy Addicts Technique Blog Hop. You should have come here from Teri Dorowsky's blog. Come check out the Creativity Bugs blog to see a nifty flower technique, enjoy collecting a few recipes, and then click here to go to Marion Smith's blog for the next technique.
I love flowers!! There is nothing I like better than to create a scrapbook page, card, or tag and embellish it with my favorite Prima flowers. They are big, luscious, glittery, fancy smancy, and stand out on a page.
My problem is that my love of Prima flowers and my pocketbook do not agree. So, I searched all over the web looking at websites, blogs, and YouTube videos trying to find a way to make these flowers without putting me in the poor house.
After countless hours, I found a few great sites, combined their ideas, and came up with the Creativity Bug version of the perfect paper flower.
large flower punch (Retro Flower by Paper Shapers)
double sided pattern paper
light weight card stock paper
spritz bottle filled with water (optional)
Distressed ink (optional)
Step 1: Punch out 8 of the same sized punches from pattern paper or cardstock
Step 2: Distress the edges of the punched out paper pieces with coordinating ink (optional)
Step 3: Scrunch up punched out paper pieces tightly. If you are using thicker cardstock paper, spritz lightly with water before scrunching up.
Step 4: Carefully open up scrunched up paper pieces and stack.
Step 5: Pierce a hole in the center of the paper pieced stack with a paper piercer.
Step 6: Insert brad and tighten.
Step 7: Re-scrunch the paper pieces starting tightly with the top piece and more loosely with each layer following.
Step 8: Fluff the paper pieces until it resembles a flower.
Step 9: Add Stickles to flower tips to add an extra touch of bling!
For variation, punch out 4 flowers in one color and 4 flowers in another to create a variegated rose.
Or try using a different flower punches to create a different style of flower. The first flower shown uses the Paper Shaper punch called Daisy. The second flower shown using the Stampin Up punch called Flower.
Here is a look at all three different flowers.
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Creativity Bugs ~ Sandy and Sue