Monday, September 7, 2009

How to - Flower Blooms #1

Hi friends! I have had quite a few requests asking how I made the flowers on my recent layout "first date". They were super easy to do & I thought I would share just how easy with you! Below is pictured the punches I have used. ANY rounded petal flower punch will work! The smallest green punch is a "sun". It does not show up very well in the photo. they are left to right:
Small Retro punch, Mcgill StarBurst punch, mini sun punch, Sizzix Hello Kitty flowers layers die, & Ex Success fern branch.

I used 3 different pattern papers & one solid card stock. The papers I chose were from the K & CO Que Sera Sera paper stack. I also used Adirondack ink in colors a shade darker than the papers & some bling for the flower centers.
This particular flower has only 4 layers. I usually have more layers, but I wanted to get a different look & few layers seemed to work better. Below you can see what I have punched for 4 flowers. The bottom layers was cut in alternate colors, the other layers were all the same. I did this to have a little variety, yet still keep the flow!

I inked the edges of the flowers- putting a touch of the purple ink on both the orange & the green layers.
Now here's the twist... using the small sun punch, turn bottom side up & punch the edge of the petal... do this to the bottom two layers.

I then ink the newly punched edge with a bit of purple ink.

Next glue the bottom 2 layers together. After dry, give the petals a little tug up, so they are not laying real flat!
Next add the best flower punch EVER.. the RETRO punch. Again, pull the layers up after drying.

The last flower layer is the Mcgill Starburst punch. It was done with the black card stock. A touch of bling was adhered to the center!
I then added the fern leaf punch randomly. I often add leaves & foliage to my flowers.. it just has that natural look!

And there ya go!! Easy!! Below they are placed on another printed paper from the Que Sera Sera paper stack. What great papers!!!

I hope I have answered your questions! Please let me know if you have more, or if you would like me to do more on my flowers!! thanks my friends for taking a peek!!


Lynette said...

Gorgeous blooms Lynn!

I would kill to have a stash of great punches like that:)

sue said...

oooh this is so clever love the edges of the flowers thanks for the tips soooo generous of you x sue x

Jaana said...

Very nice blog, I just found it. I dont do scrapbooking as such but have picked up a few tips on stuff. I do mainly cards.
Your layouts are beautiful and hopefully one day I will get around to trying out scrapbooking.
Great inspiration..
Have a nice day

Sandy said...

Oh Lynn thanx so much for sharing this wonderful tutorial...I adore flowers on my layouts...imagine that the mom of 4 boyssss...LOL...but I always figure out a way to sneak them in...I love these and will be using this technique at the first opportunity...I will be sure and reference you blog when I do...thanx are such a talent!

Jocelyn said...

Oh Thank you Lynn for the tutorial on how to make the flowers....They are awesome and I will have to try this out!!!! I don't have the sun punch...but I am sure I can find something close to it!!! Love how you used the purple ink to distress with!!! Wishing you a Terrific Tuesday!!! :)

Shell said...

Thanks for sharing this Lynn. I love your flowers they are stunning. Looks like I need to get me some new punches. Cant wait to try these myself.
Shell x

Maggi said...

Wowowowow, the secret to Lynn's Fabulous Flowers revealed! lol These are awesome, thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! I would love to see you do more tuts, especially concerning Distress Inks!

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Wow!! Lynn these flowers are spectacular!!! Love all the layers and the wonderful tips you share!!

Thanks for all the lovin' you leave at my place!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Pearl said...

way to use your punches ! I have that sun punch too which I have totally forgotten about now ! maybe I will get the dust off it now ! lol


Bug Junkie said...

I came by way of Details by Sandy. Your flowers are Amazing. Love your blog, too and signed up to follow.

Peggy said...

Now this tutorial leaves me feeling sad I don't have that many punches *sigh*. Those flowers are gorgeous!
xxx Peggy

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing. Beautiful flowers


Trollsmaus Bastelwerke said...

Very nice instructions for wonderful flowers. There a beginner becomes like Me certainly also rightly come along. Many dear thanks and lots of love from Germany

nanjan said...

I have enjoyed visiting your blog tonight, so pleased I found it. Your work is very beautiful. I've yet to do my first layout and am busy gathering tools, sorting photos, making notes and trying to learn. Thank you so much for sharing some of your techniques and for the pleasure of gazing at your layouts.
from Janet in New Zealand


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