Crafty by Nature

Monday, July 26, 2010

Paper Flowers

Good morning all -

Was feeling a little uninspired today, so decided to take a stroll down memory lane.

Remember the flowers we used to make out of tissue paper way back when? I decided to make some just to keep my hands busy. Rather than tissue paper though, I used light weight cardstock and various inks to add a touch of realism. My favorites are the carnations so far. Very easy to make, especially if you have decorative edged scissors.
All you have to do is cut out 6 circles to the size you want your flower to be, cut around the edge with the scissors (I used the Ripple pair). Cut six v-shaped notches at regular intervals around each disc. Pierce a hole in each for the brad. Now for the fun part - crumple up the discs as much as you can. Don't be afraid, basically all we are doing is breaking down the starch in the cardstock to make it more malleable.

Next, uncrumple the discs, stack them on the brad and "smoosh" into the shape you want.

Have fun!

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