Made this set of paper poinsettias for my mom for Christmas. I sort of ran out of time and had only printed enough to make 7 blossoms anyway, so they aren't as full as I would have hoped, but she loved them.
The petals are the MDS Build a Blossom punch, which I printed a whole bunch of the large and small petals on several sheets of cardstock after enlarging the image to make them more realistic. The punch wasn't big enough.
Then it was a matter of A LOT of cutting. :-P Once cut, I used a foam pad (the paper piercing foam from SU! is what I have) and took a bone folder to add the leaf creases down each petal. After doing that I crumpled each petal slightly.
To assemble the flowers, started with a thick wrapped floral stem. I unwrapped the top of the wire stem and then took a decent amount of the dyed flower stamens (More mustard was used here), and used hot glue to adhere to the top of the stem.
Once that is nice and secure, start building the blossoms around the stamen, using hot glue. After the first couple I got pretty fast at this part. That is usually how it goes for paper flowers.
Once the flowers are done, I took green floral tape to wrap each stem, making sure to cover the end where the petals are attached.
I spritzed each flower in Gold Smooch Spritz because I thought it gave it a very holiday feel (maybe unrealistic, but i liked it).
Used floral foam inside a vase (I didn't have a pot, which is what I would have done) to stick the stems, filling in with spanish moss (Messy but effective).
Found a cool bow, and well, here you are! Mostly very time consuming.
Date: Friday, December 28, 2012 GMT Views: 761