Monday, July 19, 2010

Retro Camelot Flower Tutorial

I always try to do a flower tutorial for each Swirlydoos kit that comes out, and with the debut of the yet to be seen August kit, here is the new flower tutorial. Totally inspired by Prima's Camelot flowers, I developed these using 2 simple punches. 2 sizes of the Retro Punch. Hope you enjoy making these as I had. They are simple.

Product List

Large Retro punch or 5-6 petal punch
Small Retro punch or 5-6 petal punch
leaf punch in proportion to your flowrs
Thin handle paintbrush or wood skewer stick
Adhesive of your choice
water spray bottle

Step 1.
Punch 2-3 flowers from the large punch and give them a quick spritz of water. do not soak.

Step 2.
Using the thin handle of the paintbrush, curl the edges of one side of the petals. You can also scrunch the flower slightly to give it texture before you curl the petals. Let dry.

Step 3.
Glue one flower layer over the other, staggering the petals.

Step 4.
Using your favorite tiny rose tutorial make a small rose for the middle of the flower. I used 2 flower layers for the tight middle, and 2 more layers for the outside curled petals.

Step 5.
Your small rose should fit nice and snug in the larger flower.

Step 6.
Ink your flower edges.

Step 7.
Glue your rose onto your flower layers.

Step 8.
Punch out or hand cut 4 leaves for each flower.

Step 9.
Fold and sharply crease the leaves right sides together.

Step 10.
Using your skewer or paintbrush handle, roll your leaves around it tightly.

Step 11.
Now fold back the leaves the opposite way and pinch the underside (wrong) side at the top part of the leave to give it dimension.

Step 12.
Glue 2 leaves together at the base staggering slightly.

Step 13.
Glue the leaf clusters to the underside of the flower in any way you like. I did opposite ends in this tute. Make sure you like how much is showing on the right side of the flower.

Your flowers are done...Show me what you can do!!


  1. These are super cute! Love the way you curled your petals! =)

  2. Great tute. I want to try these soon!

  3. Beautiful!!! Can't wait to try these out.

  4. this looks very good!!Nice !!THank you for showing!!
    Have a beautiful day,

  5. This is fantastic. You are such a creative and artistic person! Wonderful

  6. Love these! Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing! :o)
    Hugz, Z

  7. WAY CUTE!! Love the curls on ur tutorials..u rock girl!

  8. you had me at Hello..LOL Oh my word..these are so fab.. You sure are busting at the seems with go girl.. :)

  9. Whoa.....these are fabulous Lisa!!

    xoxo Karen Lee

  10. If this doesn't make you want to love paper, I don't know what will!!
    So simple, but even more SO creative! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try it!

  11. Gorgeous flowers Lisa!! I love them!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  12. Thanks for the tute...I just recently purchased the small retro punch and have been making the small can always add a tiny flower here or there...I like the layered look too!

  13. I, too, love the layered look! These are definitely on my must do list. Thank you for all your great tutorials!

  14. i am gonna try these right now. thanks again for always sharing with us, you are super uber talented and very creative. I just love your stuff.

  15. Coucou
    C'est tout simplement MAGNIFIQUE
    Merci beaucoup pour ce tuto
    Bon WEEK-END

  16. this is beautiful and awesome tutorial and I will definitely try this!

  17. Чудесные цветы! Спасибо!

  18. Beautiful and different from other flowers I have seen.

  19. Gorgeous, thanks for sharing how you did it.

  20. Just found this what a great tutorial love them and will be trying them with a slightly different punch!!


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