I have learned some ways to use your stamps to make them into 3 dimensional flowers. One rule at Heartfelt Creations is that we are not allowed to use purchased flowers (Sorry Prima). But that has encouraged me to find different ways to create with the stamps. You know how much I love flowers. After experimenting with my McGill Paper Blossom Tools and tutorials, I was insired to create these flowers using Heartfelt Creations Stamps. I kind of like the way they look!! And don't forget to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog this coming Wednesday to see the whole Layout that I created using these flowers. I hope you are inspired to experiment with your stamps. And these tools are awesome!! I am on a flower making journey! Once again!
Glue (quick dry)
Flower Stamps (Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch set)
Heartfelt Creation Posy patch Diecuts
large daisy punch
McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Craft Molding Mat
Small piece of craft Styrofoam
Stamp several flowers in 2 different sizes. Each stamped flower has 5 petals, but you will need 6 petals off of the flowers of each size to create 1 flower. Die cut or hand cut the stamped flowers.
Cut apart the flower as shown, preserving the middle of the flower as you will need this piece as well for the finished flower.
For each flower, you will need 6 large petals, 6 smaller petals, 3 of the middles that were cut out and 2 daisy flowers ( daisy flowers have 6 petals).
Using your stylus, start cupping each of your petals and middles on the wrong side of your stamped images. (rolling your stylus around in a circular motion until your pieces are cupped.)
Here is a closeup.
Using your tweezers (They are in the kit) clamp down on the individual petal as shown.
Using two fingers, pinch up the petals around the tweezers to shape them as shown.
Repeat this step for each of the petals until they are all done.
Place a dot of glue on each of the daisy flower petals.
Place a large petal on each of the daisy petals as shown overlapping the petals slightly.
You should end up with a flower layer that looks like this.
Repeat this step with the smaller petals. You should have 2 layers that look like this.
Pinch off a piece of Styrofoam and roll it into a small ball, a little smaller than the flower middles. You could use tissue paper if you do not have Styrofoam.
Take each cupped flower middle and glue them around the ball so that it resembles a closed bud.
Lay your smaller flower layer over the larger flower layer. At this point, you could scrunch up and shape the flower for more dimension.
Take your completed "bud" and glue it to the middle. When your flower is complete, you could mist it with a little glimmer Mist in Pearl to give it some sheen.