Tissue Flowers

by Mona Pendleton

Create gorgeous dimensional flowers out of tissue paper and flower dies.


  • One 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of tissue paper or Mulberry paper
  • Die cutting machine
  • Flower dies
  • Paper piercing tool
  • Brad
  • Dye ink
  • Sponge dauber


  1. Step 1

    Fold 8 1/2" x 11" tissue paper in quarters.

    Position various sized flower dies on folded tissue and run through die cutting machine.

  2. Step 2

    Set cut flowers aside and repeat step one, cutting a second set of flowers.

  3. Step 3

    Stack the flower layers, with largest on the bottom.

    Pierce through center of all layers and fasten them together with a brad.

  4. Completed flower before distressing.

  5. Step 4

    Using fingertips, gently crinkle the tissue paper around the brad, carefully separating the layers.

  6. Step 5

    Ink up a sponge dauber with dye ink of your choice and apply ink around the edges of the flower for a distressed look.

    Using a brayer, roll ink onto the tissue paper to create a custom colored tissue paper for your flowers.

  7. Step 6

    Finish your project.


Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

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Great technique - will go right on my to do list!
antje  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 7:03 AM
Awesome job with your first tutorial for SCS Mona. You do such lovely work with flowers - I'm sure gals will be tickled pink to try these out. Love your card - it's beautiful.
Stampin Pam  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 7:22 AM
These are so pretty and I actually have the supplies, I'm very excited to try them!
Jimmi  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 7:27 AM
These are great! I also really like using crepe paper. I stretch the paper out a bit at random angles before I die cut and I really like the Dahlia dies from Spellbinders and the Tattered Florals from Tim Holtz/Sizzix. Also, Betsy Veldman, one of the awesome Go-To Gals from Paper Crafts Magazine has a tutorial on her blog with yet another way to make flowers you'll absolutely love too! Thanks for the tutorial! {I ♥ flowers}
Donelle  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 7:33 AM
I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your tutorials and inspiration. I have learned so much from your examples. Thank you for your efforts!
Marcia Berkey  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 7:34 AM
GREAT! I always have tissue paper around - I save it from gifts. Cool technique.
abcsnana  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 8:07 AM
Thanks for you tutorial great technique
Claudine  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 8:36 AM
Oh thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I love making flowers and I'm excited to have all the materials to do this one. Your tutorials have taught me so much.
Mary Ann Huntington  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 9:08 AM
Mona, Thanks so much for graciousness in sharing this beautiful technique.
Jo Witney  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 10:00 AM
Fabulous tutorial by the fabulous Mona!

She is one of our senior designers over at The Play Date Cafe and we SO appreciate her talent : )
Julie Ranae  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 10:03 AM
What a Great flower.. I love the soft and beautiful texture this technique creates... Thanks for sharing Mona. Great tutorial Beate..

Brooke Stockman  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 10:59 AM
very pretty!!!
julie Crossley  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 11:39 AM
Thanks for sharing - can't wait to give these a try!!! Love to use flowers on cards. Your card is very pretty and would love to be the recipient!!
Debbie  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 11:48 AM
That is a great tutorial. I just got the tattered flowers die and will be doing this today! Thanks! I also just love flowers.
Marilyn  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 11:59 AM
I loved this tissue flower card. I was wondering about the embosed background.
Which company makes it and is available?
Donna McCoy  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 12:04 PM
I love your tissue flowers and this was a great tutorial showing us how to do it. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane
Diane  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 12:10 PM
What a beautiful flower and with Mother Day around the corner what a timely demo thanks
Earline  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 2:38 PM
Mona, I can't wait to try one of these pretty little flowers! Thanks for the tutorial.
Becky  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 3:04 PM
What a cleaver idea of using things I already have to make something so pretty.
Marian  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 4:37 PM
Someone mentioned Mulberry paper too... I have saved a stash of it, waiting for a rainy day..... works perfectly too.

This also works with punches (not just dies and die cut machines). I got the new SU! flower punch and it works great on the Mulberry paper. Hope it works on tissue paper too, have not tried.

You guys always bring new life to my stampin'! Thanks Mona and Beate!
Serenity Stamper  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 4:50 PM

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