Hi all! Here is some written instructions for the 3D paper flowers I posted on my YouTube channel last month. They look absolutely stunning in a vase, and won’t die! I hope you enjoy making them 🙂
* Start with your set of Floral Frames Framelits and your Big Shot in front of you.
* You are going to need to cut the following, as shown in the picture below – make sure you cut one of the largest framelit sizes in green cardstock, like Old Olive, for the underside of the flower. Don’t cut any of the smallest framelit, as you won’t need it.
* Once you have cut the diecuts you can then add some colour to the edges using a sponge dauber. I like to use Sahara Sand, because it’s a nice rustic grey/taupe colour.
*After sponging the edges, you can then start dry scrunching the flower diecuts one by one. Scrunch them up tightly in your hands, but don’t twist the paper as you’re doing so, because they can tear.
* Layer the flower diecuts one by one, starting with the largest. Hot glue each layer on top until you reach your top flower. Put the flower to the side
* Take a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, cut to 5-1/2″x1-1/4″ (14×3.2cm), and start cutting along the strip with the Fringe Scissors. Then, starting at one end, start rolling up the strip. Put a dab of hot glue on the bottom, and glue into the centre of your flower.
* Moving onto the spare largest diecut you cut out of green cardstock, stake your scissors and cut up to the centre of it. Move along to the next petal, and cut up to the centre again. This should remove ONE petal.
* Using the hot glue, pull the flower together, so one petal overlaps another, and it forms a conical shape. When the hot glue has set, bend the petal tips outward slightly. You may need to snip a tiny bit of cardstock off the conical tip, so the bamboo skewer can go through easily.
* On the base of the main flower, squeeze a bit of hot glue, and hold a bamboo skewer in place until it sets.
* Take the green flower cup, and dab hot glue on each of the petals. Push it down over the skewer, and press it firmly into place underneath your flower.
* All done! 🙂