I have done a quick tutorial on how to make these dahlia-type flowers. I was playing – as you do – whilst demonstrating at one of the shows and quite liked the look of this flower.
Large and medium Retro Flower punches
Distress Ink and applicator (my hubby made me 36 of these – a huge money saver that I could spend on more stash lol)
An embossing tool and mat (I use a piece of lino)
To make the large flower punch out 2 each of the small and large flowers (I used 1 patterned paper and one plain). and ink around the edges.
Curl each petal over a bone folder to give shape and movement to the petals
Indent the centre of each flower and pierce a hole in the centre for the brad
Pinch the points of each petal tightly
Give them a good spritz with Glimmer Mist and then assemble – layer the two small flowers on top of each other (patterned paper at the top) then then layer on top of the large flowers and hold together with a brad. Once the Glimmer Mist dries it seems to firm up the paper so the flower keeps it’s shape beautifully. To make a small flower just use 2 layers of the small punched flower and assemble as before.
And there you have it, a quick and easy flower that you can co-ordinate to your project using left over bits of paper.
And an arty shot. The image is Confirmand Melinda from Whiff of Joy