Friday, January 21, 2011

Scallop Circle Flower

 Hello there everyone, I hope you are all having a wonderful Friday. I am sure looking forward to this week-end. I plan on getting some crafting done. Today's project was inspired by a good friend Erlinda. She put a post up on her blog, on how to make your own beautiful flowers. If you have time, check out her work and send her some love.

 To start, get some scrap paper that you would like to use. Now you can either use a scallop punch from Stampin Up or you can cut the scallop circles using your Cricut Expression. Either way it will have the same results. I used both for my flowers. You will need 3 scallop circles for 1 flower.
I tried the pattern paper scrap, just to see how the flower will come out. Then you will need to run them thru a paper crimper, about 12+ times, to loosen the fibers enough to pull the layers apart.

Once you have the 3 circles crimped and pulled apart, you will need to crumple them some more. I just rolled them up in a ball.

Once you have rolled them, you will need to open them up and stack them together inside side up. I alternated with the soft side and the patterned side, just to see what it would look like.

Now, with a paper piercer you will need to pierce a hole in the middle of your stack.

Don't remove the piercer until you have a brad ready to put in its place. Any brad will do, you will barely see the brad when the flower is complete.

From this point you will need to start bunching up the layers individually.

Once they are all bunched up, just lightly fan them out, This will be a matter of preference. If you want a tight flower don't fan it out to much, but if you like it loose, then fan it out more. Play with it until you find the way you like your flower to look like.

I did take it one step further and added a little touch of Stickles on the edges randomly.

Here are a few more sample flowers I made.
On the black flower, I did use some glimmer mist, just to see how it would look like.

It gives it a little shimmer finish.
 Check out Erlinda's blog, she did a beautiful layout using the flowers she made. This is a great way to use up any scraps that you may have accumulated. I know I have tons of scraps. Another great idea is to make 2 of the same flower and get a craft stick and sandwich them together to make a carnation. This would be a great gift for Mothers Day, Flowers made with love. I just thought of that, as I was typing.
Enjoy your week-end. Please let me know what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Lisa, what a great tutorial, I am so proud of you. I loved all the flowers, especially the black one which I am going to case. Love it, love it!


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