Monday, May 10, 2010

Flower Folds Die 3D Tutorial


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.   
The vase is a "design-your-own" mug from the local craft store.  These were on sale as Mother's Day present ideas for $1.  I just added a piece of coordinating cardstock.
Here is the tutorial of how I made the flowers.  The key is to use a mister to wet the cardstock to make it pliable for shaping.

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.
14. Die cut one three leaf and two single leaves from the Island Floral.  Mist leaves and shape.
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.
So pretty!

16 comments:

  1. Very pretty, will have to give this a try. Thanks for the tutorial also! Mary

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  2. OMG these are adorable! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  3. Great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  4. WOW! This is wonderful. So pretty. Love the "vase"....it's a perfect match. Also, thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to try this - just gotta get that die first! So cute. Thanks for playing at the Stamps R Us challenge blog.

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  5. How cute - don't know how I missed this post! Thanks for the tut

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  6. These are beautiful! What a fabulous pictorial. I'm bookmarking this for future reference. TFS!

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  7. Great tutorial! Love it! Like Krystal, I am bookmarking this for sure!

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  8. These are wonderful! Thanks for showing how you made them too. Who makes the Flower folds die?

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  9. These are awesome, thanks for sharing your tutorial with us, your photos and instructions are perfect!

    Thanks for playing along with our Stamps R Us blog challenge this month!

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  10. Oh my goodness.... So EXCITED I found this... Thank you so much for Sharing... I appreciate it very much!!!
    Faith

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