Friday, November 11, 2011

3D Sunflower Tutorial

Hithere, recently a posted this card featuring a little sunflower I made using what I term "the mist & scrunch technique".  I've made some more sunflowers now & have put together a tute for you on how I created them.

Here's my newest crop of sunflowers:-

They really are quite quick & easy to make.  Here's what you need:-

  • 5 Petal Flower Punch
  • Yellow Cardstock (I used Daffodil Delight)
  • Lattice Embossing Folder
  • 1/2" Circle Punch
  • Brown Cardstock (I used Early Espresso)
  • 1 x Dimensional
  • 1 x Brad (any colour)
  • Piercing Tool & Mat
  • Post It Notes
  • Misting Bottle of Alcohol
  • Paper Towel
  • Hair Dryer with Cool Setting (optional)

Punch four of the 5 Petal Flowers in yellow.  Stick one flower to the tacky edge of the Post It Note & using this as a "handle", slide it back into your upturned punch, offsetting the petals & punch:-

Your flowers will now look like this:-

Repeat for all four flowers & then pierce a hole in the centre of each one:-

Layer all four flowers together, staggering the points of the petals & secure with the brad.  Then mist & scrunch the petals of each layer up around the brad, misting both sides of each flower as you go, to make them easier to scrunch.  Once all the layers have been scrunched, gently uncurl one layer at a time.  This is how this process looks, step by step:-

Set your flower aside to dry or give it a blast with a "no heat" hair dryer.

Emboss your piece of brown cardstock with the lattice embossing folder:-

Punch out some flower centres from this piece, using the 1/2" circle punch.  You will be using the "cross" side facing up.  Try & centre a full cross right in the middle of your circle:-

Turn the centre over, so the "waffle" side is up & sit it on a wad of paper towel.  Give it a mist with alcohol & use either your finger tip or a rounded end pen to indent your circle & make the surface curved:-

Once the centre is dry, attach it to your flower using a trimmed down dimensional:-

Now it's ready to add to your project!

Here's mine again:-

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Also, if you post any projects using these flowers, could you please include a link back to my tute.  Thank you.  :)


Christine Blain said...

Oh, these are just TOO cute, Helen! Great step-by-step tutorial; I think even I'd be capable of making these now. Thanks for sharing, my friend xx

Lynne Armstrong said...

Love this set Helen...and your tute is FAB of course :) One of these days I'll get around to giving them a go.
Hugs xx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Fabulous tutorial! These are just the cutest little sunflowers. Hugs xx

Di said...

Hi Helen. Just trying to catch up on all I've missed lately. Your sunflowers are just adorable. I'd never have thought to make them. Thanks so much for the awesome tute. These are definitely on my list to try soon. Hugs. Di

Cindy Major said...

You are too clever!!!! Love how you did that sunflower - especially the textured center!!! Never would have guessed that one if you hadn't shown it...


Jill said...

I have just crafted one of your sunflower cards - I love it - thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous, Helen. Love them - thanks for sharing your tutorial.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW your sunflowers are adorable..Never would have guessed you made them from that particular punch
Have pinned it here:Flower making Tutorials with link back to your blog
Dr Sonia
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