Thursday, April 14, 2011

Purple Passion Flower Tutorial

Card Stock in cream or white
Glimmer Mist or your favorite Color spray
Chalk ink (not shown in picture)
Adhesive (glue) Tim Holtz Tattered floral Die
McGill Sun Punch
Craft Dryer
Nonstick craft mat

Step 1.
Die cut 2 of the spindley flowers from the Tattered Florals die for each flower you make.

Step 2.
Working on a non stick craft mat, spray both sides of your flowers with your favorite color mist. I used Glimmer Mist for this tutorial.

Step 3.
Move the flowers around in the Glimmer Mist very gently as these die cuts are delicate when wet. Make sure the color is saturated throughout the card stock.

Step 4.
Using a craft dryer, dry them until they are 90% dry. Leave ever so damp, just enough to wrinkle the petals up a bit by pinching the individual petals until they are distressed. Then hit with the craft dryer one more time to completely dry. Or air dry.

Step 5.
Using your choice of craft adhesive, stack one flower onto the other staggering the petals.

Step 6.
Punch out 5 sun shapes. I used a patterned paper. You could use card stock and mist it whatever color you want.

Step 7.
Using the thin handle of a paint brush, cup 4 of the sun shapes around the end of the brush handle and form tight cup shapes. Leave one sun shape flat.

Step 8.
Stack the cupped shaped suns one into another to form a cluster. then place the cluster onto the flat piece.

Your finished flowers..They reminded me of the passion flowers in my mothers garden. The color is brilliant. For these flowers I used Glimmer Mist in Trunk Bay and Puerto Rico. I touched them up with Colorbox Chalk Ink in Wisteria.


  1. Beautiful! Thank you so much for the tutorial.

  2. Fnatastic work!...thanks for sharing!

    Greetings from Spain


  3. These are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Absolutely stunning flowers.

  5. Gorgeous flowers! Love all your flower tutorials!

  6. Stunning flowers, thank you for sharing xx

  7. Love these flowers, they're beautiful!

  8. these are gorgeous and you know I am going to try them :)

  9. Beautiful flowers and great tutorial :)

  10. ooh, these flowers are fabulous!!! Absolutely love them, thanks for the step by step instructions!

  11. So pretty! I am going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Lisa, the queen of flowers did it again! I am going to get the die cuts today so I can make these fabulous flowers. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and being such a kind and generous person.

  13. Gorgeous flowers!! Thanks for the tutorial!! I do have a question....what size is the sun shape punch? I have a small one, but in the pic, yours looks more like a medium size.

  14. Oh girl you're the queen when it comes to this!! LOVE this one! I just have to get that sun punch!!

  15. Oh this is so wonderful!! I really need to invest in more flower dies and punches!!! Thank you for sharing!

  16. You just amaze me with your talent, these are just gorgeous!

  17. Love this! How do you come up with these? Thanks for always, sharing. ;O)
    Hugz, Z

  18. Beautiful flowers! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  19. Lisa you are a true flower artist! How the heck do you keep coming up with all these gorgweous ideas?????

  20. These flowers are beautiful and so life like. We are making flowers for all the mothers at our church for Mother's Day, and I think I may borrow this idea for them. Now where can I get that punch? That is probably the only punch I don't have! I hope you win! You are a winner in my eyes.

  21. I love your Passion Flowers. You may well have increase sales for the punch that makes the flower centres!!! Beautiful job.

  22. Love Your version of using that die!! and idea with making center of flower with sun:) smart and pretty!

  23. Thank you so much for this beautiful tutorial.. these are just gorgeous!!!


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