Tuesday 26 March 2013

How to: Make Flowers without Punches or Dies

Hello there,

It's Isha here. I hope you all are having a great time and loads of fun with us since the Birthday celebrations are in full swing here at Lulupu. Before moving ahead, I want to let you all know which contests are still running so you still have a chance to win awesome prizes and goodies.

March 2013 Challenge  (Till March 31st)
Birthday Bash (Till March 31st)
Crafty Quiz Contest (Ends tonight!!!!!)
- And lastly Photo Contest on our Facebook Page (Till March 30th)

                                  Go ahead and don't miss a single chance to grab the goodies ..

Now coming over to my post. Who says you always need dies or punches to make gorgeous flowers ? So here you have my take on making flowers without them. Have a look at how they turned out. :)

What do you think??

So today I will be be doing a pictorial for you that will feature how to make these lovely flowers without using any dies /punches . Lets get started -

Basic Supplies required:
1. Card stock (any)
2. Glue
3. Scissors
4. Water & Sprayer for misting
5. Inks (preferably Distress Inks)

STEP - 1 

Take few pieces of cardstock of your choice (any colour.)
STEP - 2
As shown above cut them into circles, remember to cut them in little wavy shapes on the edges. You don't need a perfectly round shape.

STEP - 3
Now make some small V- shape cuts on the edges as shown above. Remember the more imperfect they are, the better it is.

STEP - 4 
 Now distress the edges and center with any color of your choice and Spritz some water over it. 

STEP - 5
Now bring the petals up from the center and give them a good scrunching!! 
Spritzing water is optional at this step since I did not spritz water on the opposite side in the previous step.

STEP - 6 
 Open them up and allow them to dry. If you have a heat tool go head save your time and if you don't have a heat tool put your head phones on and listen to your favorite songs till nature does its thing ... :P

STEP - 7
Put them all together with a dab of glue in the centers starting with the largest circle at the bottom and layering smaller ones over it till you're done with the smallest piece and your flowers are ready.
Ooops I forgot to mention, for the center you can use pretty gems, stones, pearls or pollen of your choice.

            Voila! The flowers are ready!!!!  And its time to use these super gorgeous blooms on my card

For this card I have used the pink flower. I have further distressed the edges with Picked raspberry distress ink. Coming over to the card, I have used the gorgeous pattern paper from  Prima zypher collection, doilies which I soaked in picked raspberry distress ink and added pearls and Pink Fabric Lace. Sentiment is from Hero arts .

And for the second card I have distressed the back ground and soaked doilies using Peeled paint and Mustard seed distress inks and have used brown fabric lace. Sentiment is from Hero arts. For the flowers I have used pollen in the center .

Hope you had fun making these flowers with me!!

And Happy Holi from the Lulupu Team to everyone in advance! Have a colourful, fun filled Holi and be safe.. :)


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  1. beautiful flowers and thanks for the tutorial isha

  2. beautiful.thanx for sharing

  3. Gorgeous blooms Isha .I am inspired.fantastic colors used here

  4. Wow SO bright cards .Loved the blooms thanks for sharing the trick !

  5. Wow!! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial..

  6. Oh wow...pretty blooms....Thank U Isha for sharing this lovely tute :)

  7. Wao.. its a supb idea .thanx for sharing..

  8. lovely !! thanks for sharing :)

  9. love them - will certainly have a go!!

  10. Loved the flowers and ofcorse, the cards!! :)

  11. Thanks for sharing dear. Will definitely try. Thanks to Rajni Chawla too for giving me this link. :)


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