Dimensional Flowers

by Beate Johns

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


  • 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


  1. Step 1

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

    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.

    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.



  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!

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Questions and Comments

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

beate...this is such a cool tutorial! thanks for sharing! smile
Mercy Kerin  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 5:10 AM
Great tut . Love this ideas Thanks for sharing it
Tammy Braswell  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 5:25 AM
Wow....those look amazing, Beate!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!!
Rose Ann  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 5:37 AM
beautiful! What is grunge paper and where can I get it?
Margie  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 5:57 AM
this is awesome! Beautiful
Olga  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 6:06 AM
Beate, IMO this is by far the best flower tutorial on the internet. And believe me, I have tried them all - LOL!! Thank you so much x
Rozz  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 6:10 AM
Awesome details and clear instructions ~ TFS! Where do you get the nifty clips with the bases (I assume you can stand them up?)
Carol  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 6:56 AM
What a great tutorial; clear instructions and detailed pics. Thanks a bunch for sharing with us. Can't wait to try it!
cdnoption  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 7:04 AM
I've probably watched half a dozen tutorials this week on paper flowers and no one's even comes close to being as good as your tutorial. These are very pretty and now I'm convinced to give this a try. Your finished product is so pretty.
Jan D.  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 7:21 AM
Those are absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to make my own... right now grin
2mara  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 7:24 AM
Thanks Beate for the tutorial. I have tried this before with written instructions and could never figure it out. Your tutes are so good. Thank you so much.
Brenda E  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 7:30 AM
As has been said before, this is beautiful. I can't wait to try it. Too bad Ihave to clean my house today!
Tyger  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 7:36 AM
Wow! This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing this!
Jen  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 8:11 AM
this is gorgeous....going to find a 6 petal die right now....
Debbi  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 8:23 AM
Thank you for sharing... the flowers are beautiful and I like the color selection.
Kathy  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 8:41 AM
Nice card but spoiled by too much clutter and uneven zigzag stitching. Simple is better.
Chezsylvia  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 9:02 AM
Do they make a punch where there are interchangable dies that can be used on the same punch ?
Ellie  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Margie, The grunge paper is a Tim Holz product i believe. Not sure where all they sell it. just do a search on the internet. Ginny
Gin  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 9:17 AM
Wowser!!! Fabulous tutorial... I can't wait to get started.
Gramma  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 9:31 AM
Wow! What an awesome tutorial, thank you splitcoast and Beate!
Desiree  |  Wed May 5, 2010 at 9:51 AM

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