Saturday, February 27, 2016

Faux Suede Ruffled Flowers - a Tutorial

The original tutorial was done by Anne Leach but she usee the Fun Flower die which is now retired.  I thought I would use 3 different sizes of punches and use the same technique.  These punches are smaller, which is perfect because I need them to decorate a basket I made for Easter.

Punches Used:
Flower Medallion
.Fun Flower (now retired)
.Pansy flower

Cardstock used:
.Chocolate chip (punch 2)
.Delightful Dijon (punch1)
.So Saffron (punch1)

Other supplies needed: 
.Paper crimper
.Paper piercer
.Piercing mat
.rhinestone brad

Step 1:
Distress the cardstock by running each petal through the crimper at least 15 times. Do not crimp the second smallest petal as this provides the firm base for flower to be built on. Crimping distresses the cardstock and  allows the separation of the 2 layers of cardstock of each flower piece, so you are left with 6 fowers instead of 3.

Step 2:
Separate the layers of each flower.  Pull them apart very gently.

Step 3:
Crumple each piece into small balls.

Step 4:
Gently uncrumple each piece leaving some wrinkles in place.  Withe the paper pieercer pierce a hole in the middle of each piece.

Step 5:
Insert a rhinestone brad into each flower piece starting with the smallest petal including the uncrimped petal.  Crumple each piece(except the uncrimped one) up and over the brad, pressing the pieces together firmly.

Step 6:
Gently unfurl each layer, forming it into the desired shape.

Step 7:
Spritz with vanilla spritz.

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