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Friday, September 7, 2012

Spiral flowers tutorial

 Paper - Scissors - Ink & Glue! (Spiral flowers)

If you are like me, I just drool over the pretty flowers that all those big names sell. I love how dimensional they are, how pretty they look.

Here is a quick tutorial for a flower bud that doesn't require the use of any die cutting machine. Infact all you need is Paper, Scissors, Ink and Glue!
I have so many of those decorative edge scissors hanging around, I rarely use them any more, but here is a chance to use the one that looks like a scalloped edge.

Directions:1. Stamp any image onto a sheet of cardstock. Here I used a text based stamp.
2. With the scalloped scissors cut circle shapes. About 1 1/2" in diameter.
3. With the scalloped scissors cut the circle into a spiral. Keep the edges about 1/2" wide.
4. With regular scissors cut slits in between the scallops.
5. Ink the edges of the scallops and on the slits.
6. Using your fingers or a pair of tweezers, start at the middle and spiral in.
7. Keep rolling inwards until you have a tight flower 'bud'
8. Glue from the underside, hold until set.
9. Open the flower petals outward by pulling back the outer parts first.

Here are some photos to help you out. Let me know what you think?

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