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Thursday, 8 April 2010

How I Make My Flowers

I have received lots of requests from people asking how I make the flowers I use on my cards so I thought I would do a quick tutorial on how I make them...this is a tried and tested easy method for me and I'm sure that lots of other people might use the same technique...I do not profess to being an expert...this is simply what works for me!

I use an X-Cut Flower Punch...medium size (I think)
Punch out the required number of flowers you need for your project


I then like to ink the edges of my flowers using a small cube-sized inkpad


Turn your flowers over so the wrong side is facing you and using an embossing mat and an embossing tool start to emboss each petal...I like to work from the tip of the petal to the centre of the flower so that the leaves almost curl in on each other


Once you have done all your flowers turn them over so that the right side is facing you and press down gently with your embossing tool in the centre of the flower and emboss an indentation in the centre


This is what the flowers look like...you can now add any embellies you want to the centres...I have used Craftwork Card Candy on mine...you are then ready to secure your flowers to your project...I use a blob of PVA Glue on mine!


Finished flowers adhered to my card!

37 comments:

Marion said...

Nicely done Donna.
Marion

pinky said...

Just gorgeous, love the inked edges Donna.
Pinky

Debs said...

Hi Donna
Great tutorial - thanks for sharing.
Take care
Debs xx

Leyla said...

Thank you, Donna!
So good!!!!

Marion said...

Thanks Donna, this has helped me a lot.

Marion x

cats whiskers said...

Thanks for this hun, great tutorial, sorry I have been awol lately, hope to catch up with all your creations after the weekend
Hugs Jacqui x

Lisa T said...

Awesome tutorial! Your flowers are fab!

Terry Oulboub said...

Donna! Woohoo! I'm sooooo glad you did this tutorial. Now I can do my flowers so much better! LOL! I've been loving those flowers for so long; thank you, thank you, thank you! Woohoo! ;)

Wedgie said...

Fab tutorial Donna - thanks! I can now add some dimension to my flowers!

Wedgie xx

Catherine said...

Thank you Sweetie ! Your flowers always look gorgeous ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

thecrimsonmoon said...

Fab tutorial Donna! I adore these flowers you make. I haven't done any cardmaking for a while but will definitely have a go at these when I get back into it :)

Liz xxx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Donna,

Thank you so much for this, as one of the ones who asked, I really appreciate you taking the time to do a tutorial. Now I know what the card candy can be used for as well.

Hugs Ali x

KymKreates said...

thank you so very much!!!! I just have to find out where to get that wondrous punch. Never saw one like that!

Maria Matter said...

PERFECT...thank you Donna! you'll be seeing these on my cards this coming week! haha
Hugs & blessings, Maria

Heather said...

Great tutorial. I'm going to try that. Thank you..

My Little Space said...

Fab tutorial Donna....your flowers always look amazing on your projects.

Mandy
x

Bee said...

Thanks for the tutorial Donna, really helpful. I've got most of that kit, so it's nice to see how to use it to best effect.
Best wishes x

Georgia said...

These look fabulous Donna! I've always wondered how you make your flowers! Thanks for sharing this tutorial! :) Love, Georgia xx

Larissa said...

Thanks for the tutorial Donna! I love these selfmade flowers!
I hope you are feeling better soon.

Hugs,
Larissa

Sandra said...

Great tutorial Donna. Thanks for sharing. Hope you feel better soon
Hugs
Sandra xxxx

Helen said...

Great tutorial Donna - I always love your co-ordinated flowers!
Hope you feel better soon! :0)
Helen x

Anne said...

Thanks for sharing the fab tutorial for the lovely flowers :-) Hope you soon feel better again!

Hugs, Anne

Dotty Jo said...

These are gorgeous Donna, I will have to try this! Hope you are feeling better soon as I hear on the Blogland Grapevine (aka Vicky) that you aren't well right now. Big hugs, Jo x

Mel X said...

Great tut Donna, your flowers always look fab. Sorry to hear you've been ill. Hope your up and at us again real soon chuck.

Mel X

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Hi Donna,
it's nice to have stummbled upon your blog.
Your floral instruction was really interesting! I like I'm inspired to try that out myself sometime!

I've had a scroll down in some of your older posts, and I just love the cards you create! they are beautiful works of art!

I'll follow you after posting this comment, and I'd like to invite you back to my blogs as well. It would be nice to share our artistic blogging lives!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Hi Donna,
it's nice to have stummbled upon your blog.
Your floral instruction was really interesting! I like I'm inspired to try that out myself sometime!

I've had a scroll down in some of your older posts, and I just love the cards you create! they are beautiful works of art!

I'll follow you after posting this comment, and I'd like to invite you back to my blogs as well. It would be nice to share our artistic blogging lives!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Hi Donna,
it's nice to have stummbled upon your blog.
Your floral instruction was really interesting! I like I'm inspired to try that out myself sometime!

I've had a scroll down in some of your older posts, and I just love the cards you create! they are beautiful works of art!

I'll follow you after posting this comment, and I'd like to invite you back to my blogs as well. It would be nice to share our artistic blogging lives!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Suzie Q said...

Hi Donna,
Not like you to be absent hope you are not feeling too poorly and are on the mend x
hugs
Suzie qx
great tut by the way x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon Donna, wow what a fabulous tutorial hunny, very informative and useful. You've been a busy bee again. Hope you had a fabulous weekend and that you are still enjoying some good weather, hugs Linda x

sweetbloominscraps said...

Thanks for sharing! They are your signature flowers! I always love them...and it looks like everyone else has loved them too! I'm excited to try your technique! Great tutorial!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Donna, fab tutorial thanks for sharing. Been having a bit if a catch up with your blog and love all your new creations. Love the cute digi images and bright & fresh design papers and colour combos.
Lyndsey xx

Stacy said...

OHHH! YIPPEE! YOU know I have been waiting on this post forever!!! I can't wait to try these. My flower punch is a little different so I may have to find one like yours. And where do you get your card candy? Thanks Donna!!! You rock these flowers!

debinicol said...

very nice easily understood tutorial...going to try it now!
thanks

mulberry station said...

Donna, I just want you to know I am thinking of you and hope that you get feeling better soon. You are in our prayers.
Nancy

Poppy said...

just wondered if you were ok...seems ages since you've been on.
take care.
poppy

Sapphires-Crafty-Cards said...

Hi Donna..What a fantastic tutorial you have put together..I love it..your flowers always seem to catch my eye..so very pretty..thank you for sharing :o)
hugs Michelle Xx

Sarah Bullock said...

this is fantastic I have just bought this punch and was wondering how to get this sort of look on the flowers! Fantastic!!