Hey guys, it's Laura Craigie here with a new Tuesday tutorial for you! :)
I was making leaves the other day with my circle punch and it dawned on me that they would make great petals for a flower too, and I decided to give it a try, and captured the process for you with my camera.
I'll start with my finished card so you can see the flower in action.
And here is a side shot to view the dimension.
Now on to the tutorial!
Here are the supplies you will need, patterned paper, a circle punch, a hole punch, and a large brad to hold the flower together.
First thing is to punch out 6 circles out of patterned paper using your punch.
Next you want to take your punch and push the circle back into it until you see a petal shape, and then punch it out. Don't worry if they are not identical in size, it only adds to the whimsy if they aren't perfectly sized. You will be able to get three petals out of one circle for a total of 18.
An optional step, but one I think adds so much interest, is to quickly ink the edges of the petal in a coordinating color.
Next line up the petals and using a hole punch, punch a hole into the bottom end of each petal. I was able to punch through half the petals at once with my hole punch.
Choose the brad you want to use as a flower center, and insert it through the punched hole in all the petals.
Your last step is to fan out the petals and move them around until it's pleasing to your eye. I don't think there is a wrong way to do it, just shuffle them around till it looks right.
And that is it, a very quick, and easy circle punch flower.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and if you make one of these flowers be sure to share it in our Flickr gallery so we can all see.