Blossoms Five Full Flower

Hello crafty friends! It just seemed fitting to show the card with the actual flowers since I planned on continuing my tutorial from yesterday. I'll give you a quick rundown on this card first. I started with a dotty background and added a wide strip of coordinating striped card to which I glued a vintage lace border to the edge. I cut one more lace border and added it horizontally towards the bottom of the card too. I stamped my sentiment on milk coloured card and used the Labels 28 die to cut it out, but I offset the sentiment so that it left some room for my large flowers. You don't always have to centre your wording in your dies, sometimes it is very effective not to! I inked it with Tattered Rose lightly once cut, then I proceeded to emboss it using the Venetian Embossibility folder side B. Remember to do this, you cannot close the folder. Lay your die with the cutting ridge upwards away from the folder, cover with your tan mat, add a few pieces of card as a shim and then your raspberry plate and run it through your GC. I added two of the flowers made from the Blossoms Five die set atop a messy bow made from chalk white seam binding. Then I added a couple of swirls from the Venetian set which I inked with Shabby Shutters. I finished it off with a black rhinestone swirl and paper pierced the edges.

A close up of the finished flowers. These have been inked with Victorian velvet on the edges of the peach card.

To continue on from yesterday's bud (you can see it in the centre of the pic), you will need to go up one size and cut three of the dies this time. Ink the edges on both sides with your choice of colour (I have used Victorian Velvet here)

Following the same method as the buds, cut to the centres of each of the three dies and then start to form the petals. Turn it over and work from the back this time. Break down the fibres in exactly the same fashion. Do all three this way.

Turn each one of them over and push the centres inward. Your petals will be shaped and formed the correct way now.

Proceed to apply the glue. From left to right, this is the order that you will assemble them and the glue needs to be further up the petals for the first one then down to just a dot in the centre for your final layer.

Starting with the bud (from yesterday), place it in the centre with the split from any of the areas facing the centre of any of the petals, this will ensure that the petals are offset each time.

Working alternate petals, raise them up around your bud. You will need your glue to be tacky at this point too. This particular layer is probably the most fiddly one to apply, so don't give up with it. It will look as if you haven't done it right because the petals are quite a bit taller at this point. Do the first four and give it a good pinch around the bottom. Then add the next three to form the beginning of the flower. If you pinch tightly from below, it will cause the flower petals to form outward and that is what you want.

This is what your flower will look like once you have the first of the dies glued and pinched around your bud tightly.
Now for the second die layer in your flower. Seat the flower from above in the centre of layer number two. You have added some glue just a little way into the petal for this one so pinch it from the bottom to get it to move up and around the bud and first layer just slightly. Remember to offset it as you set it on this layer too so your petals won't all line up in a row.
Here is the third and final layer to your flower. Offset it as you seat your flower from above onto the final piece. You can play with the petals a bit and pinch them into place a bit more if you like. I hope you have enjoyed the past few days of tutorials and put these into use in your own card making projects. All for now, Sue x

23 comments:

Pam said...

It is great to have the tutorial there for whenever it is needed, as I would never remember how to do the flower at a later date. I must try this as it is a beautiful flower.

Chrisspi said...

So kind of you to add these tutorials Sue. Thank you.

Mrs B said...

Thanks for the clear, easy to follow tutorial.

Sue E said...

These make beautiful flowers

Sue E said...

These make beautiful flowers

Anonymous said...

very lovely flowers will have to try them

SusieRosie said...

What beautiful flowers! It looked really tricky but it wasn't thanks to easy to follow instructions. I'll be using these a lot! Thanks Sue

Carol Parker said...

Great flower. Thanks for tutorial. xx

Mia said...

Thank's so much Sue for the easy to follow instructions, NOW my flower look's like a flower :D

lynda said...

Thank you so much Sue for your instructions so easy to follow and the flowers are lovely Lynda x

lynda said...

Thank you so much Sue for your instructions so easy to follow and the flowers are lovely Lynda x

Phi said...

Oh wow. First the bud now the whole flower. Thanks for sharing your awesome skills.

SandytheRed said...

Hi Sue, I have this die set, thank you so much for the "blossoms 5 full flower" tutorial. Hugs SandyL

Anonymous said...

Just bought the blossom s five dies, now I can use them in other ways too

Dot Baker said...

Just bought the Blossom Five dies yippee

Dot Baker said...

Just bought the Blossom Five dies yippee

Diane Mortimer said...

Thanks for all these great tutorials, I love the flower embellishment tutorials, they are great.
Diane from Glasgow

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for helping me with flowers, but not quite as perfect as your but I am getting there.
Hugs
Carolx

Jennifer Swandells said...

Great tutorial Sue, I can't believe how easy it is to make both the bud and the flower. Great, I will try using these on my next card. Hugs, Jen :-) x
Krafty Keepsakes

CraftyB said...

Hi Sue, can you tell me, when your say you paper pierce around the edge, do you literally do it by hand. I know that sounds daft, but cannot believe how great it looks, and so even, is there a knack to this, as it is so effective. Thanks B

Crazy Bird said...

Fabulous tutorial, thank you! What weight of paper do you use for these flowers please?

Petra Zr. said...

it's very great, thank you.
I love all this wonderful cards on your website

DitzyBlonde said...

I am so glad I found your blog! Your tutorials are fantastic and written so a novice like me can understand. I really appreciate your in-depth tutorials! Beautiful cards!