I have been playing around with my new Flower Folds Die. Is it ever neat! I like the regular flat flowers it makes but I wanted to see what I could do to make some 3D flowers with it. This was my first attempt and I was pleased with the result.
Supplies: Flower Fold Die, Island Floral die, Trio Flower punch, cardstock and DSP ( I used Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and Kaleidoscope DSP), water in a mister, Tombo multi adhesive, corduroy buttons, small and large glue dots, paper piercer, florist wire, florist tape, wire cutters.
1. Die cut a flower using the second largest flower on the Flower Fold Die. Cut a section out as shown.
2. Mist the flower with water and curl the petals up using the handle of the paper piercer.
3. Flip the flower over and apply Tombo adhesive to the skinny petal.
4. Glue the skinny petal under the adjacent petal to create the flower shape.
5. Set aside to dry.
6. Repeat using smallest flower die to make the center of the flower.
7. When the flowers are completely dry use the paper piercer to poke two holes in the center of the large flower.
8. Bend a piece of floral wire and insert through the center.
9. Pull wire snug.
10. Poke a single hole in the center of the smallest flower.
11. Insert a small corduroy button. Bend prongs back to fit snuggly against the bottom of the flower.
12. Apply a large glue dot to the underside on the small flower.
13. Adhere to inside of larger flower.
15. When dry use mini glue dots around the hole of the three leaf die cut and thread on the flower stem.
16, Punch a flower from the Flower Trio punch. Poke two holes with piercer.
17. Place mini glue dots around holes and thread on wire stem.
18. Starting at the base of the flowers wrap stem with floral tape.
19. Wrap base of separate leaves with floral tape.
20. Arrange flowers in cup. I used florist dry foam in the cup to make the arrangement stable.