Dimensional Flowers

by Beate Johns

Create dimensional flowers out of three six petal die cut flowers.

Supplies

  • Six Petal Flower die cut or punch, (Tattered Floral Alteration die used here)
  • Grunge paper or cardstock
  • Alligator clips
  • Adhesive
  • Dictionary pages or text stamps
  • Ink
  • Wire
  • Scissors

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Cut three six petal flowers out of grunge paper with either a punch or a die.

    Hint:
    Dictionary pages were adhered to the Grunge Paper for this sample before the flowers were cut.

  2. Step 2

    Sponge ink on the front and back of the flowers.

  3. Step 3

    Cut one of the flowers between two petals to the flower's center. Cut one petal off the second flower and two petals off the third flower.

  4. Step 4

    Take a petal between your fingers and roll it back and forth. It will shape the petal.

  5. Shape each flower petal.

  6. Step 5

    Take the first six petal flower and apply adhesive on the petal to the right side of the cut.

  7. Step 6

    Slide the petal to the left of the cut over the petal with the adhesive and press down.

  8. Hold the petals together with an alligator clip or paper clip while the adhesive dries.

  9. Step 7

    Repeat stes 5 and 6 for the five petaled

  10. and four petaled flowers.

  11. Step 8

    Roll the right petal of the two petal piece you cut down away from the printed side and apply adhesive on the right edge.

  12. Step 9

    Start from the left side and roll the piece like an ice cream cone.

  13. Clamp together with an alligator clip and set aside to dry.

  14. Step 10

    Pierce a hole through the base of the two petal flower cone.

  15. Thread a piece of wire through the hole and center it. Even out the wire ends and fold them together.

    Hint:
    This wire will help you attach the flower to your project.

  16. Step 11

    Cut a hole in the bottom of the three petal cone.

  17. Repeat with the four and five petal flower sections.

  18. Step 12

    Apply adhesive to the inside of the three petal flower section at the bottom.

  19. Slide the two petal piece inside it and adhere. The end of the smaller piece will stick out through the hole.

  20. Step 13

    Apply adhesive to the bottom of the four petal cone.

  21. Thread the three petal cone through it.

  22. Step 14

    Apply adhesive in the center of the five petal flower.

  23. Adhere the smaller flower to it.

  24. Step 15

    Turn the flower over and move the wire ends to one side. Cut the end off of the smallest cone.

  25. This will help the flower sit flat on your project.

  26. Step 16

    Roll the end of the remaining single petal and cut off the tip.

  27. Step 17

    Apply adhesive in the center of the flower.

  28. Roll the last petal and slide it into the center of the flower, and your flower is finished

  29. Step 18

    Pierce two small holes where you want to attach the flower to your project.

  30. Step 19

    Thread the wire ends through the holes.

  31. Turn your cardstock over and tie or twist your wire to secure the flower.

  32. Step 20

    Finish your project.

Video!

Variations

  1. Stamp the Petals
    Stamp directly on the paper flowers instead of adding dictionary pages.

    Add more texture
    Emboss the paper with embossing folders before cutting out the flowers for added texture.

  2. Alternative Base
    Use patterned paper or colored cardstock to make the flowers.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Dimensional Flowers. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Awesome! THANK YOU for the tutorial! Being a visual person, it REALLY helps!!! Thanks for sharing!
Donna  |  Fri Jun 25, 2010 at 3:05 AM
I love the look of the finished project. Question: What kind of paper would you recomend if you aren't using dictionary pages. I wanted to use a dictionart text stamp. is manila paper or card stock too thick?
Lisa Eckhardt  |  Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 10:57 AM
Hi Lisa,
I would stick with something really thin if you want to adhere it to your grungeboard or grunge paper. Otherwise it won't be as flexible anymore. If you want to use manila cardstock, then try using that instead of the grungeboard.
Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 11:39 AM
Hi,
I was looking at your dimensional flowers (5-5-10, 208) and i am after the "Tattered floral alteration Die" that you used, could you tell me the brand name or is it only available in the USA? thanking you Dawn
Dawn Edwards  |  Sun Sep 5, 2010 at 2:38 AM
Thanks so much for sharing this, guess what I'm doing tomorrow - lol!
Thanks again.
nickipeex
nickipee  |  Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 12:47 PM
I have watched a lot of this flowers made and your is the easiest to do thanks a millon
Teresa Luck  |  Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 8:06 PM
Thank you so much. ^^
nicky  |  Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 2:08 AM
I made a zillion of these for my daughter's bridal shower--didn't have grunge paper, but cut flowers from regular card stock and then brushed with modge podge. Let them dry to the touch but NOT dry completely--you get stronger, more flexible paper while you are shaping the flowers, and when they are completely dry, the finished product is super strong and hard.
FairTina  |  Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 6:42 AM
Beautiful!! love the text print
Kate  |  Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 7:44 AM

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