Saturday, March 10, 2012

10 on the 10th - Making a paper flower

The other day a friend showed me how to make a simple flower that looked really nice so I thought I would put it on my blog as a demonstration

punch out a circle of card stock  (mine is 1½") you could use double side patterned paper too

begin to cut into a spiral leaving a centre circle (this will later have a glue dot)

Using either a quilling tool or  a pair of tweezers wind the spiral up


release it and let it spring open a wee bit then place a glue dot on the centre circle pushing the flower down onto it.

ink the edges



put a spot of glossy accent in the middle

place a pearl or gem in the centre
I am using a little blob of blue tack on the end of an old ball point pen


The idea for the tool to pick up gems came from a real tool I saw my friend using and it looked rather like a bit of blue tak in a pen hence my innovation.
thanks for looking hope this will inspire you.

why not head over to Shimelle's place for more 10 on the 10th

16 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty.

Shirley said...

A great tutorial Mary and the pick up tool tip too.
Thanks for sharing.
X

Jimjams said...

Super idea for a 10th list Mary and a great little tutorial!

scrappyjacky said...

Lovely tutorial....beautiful flower.

Lizzie said...

I love making these little roses, but I never thought of putting a gem/bead in the middle. Very clever, very pretty!
And I love your home-made sticky thing for holding the beads - it's expensive to buy the special ones - not worth it!

Pauline x said...

Thanks for sharing! I had made flowers like this before, but the tutorial I saw didn't have the circle reserved in the centre and I think that is better as mine are now unwinding :(

KraftyKaren said...

Lovely tutorial - I keep meaning to have a go at making these.

Miriam said...

Such a great idea for 10 on 10. Your flower is so pretty.

JulieJ said...

Thanks for a very informative 10 photos. I might give it a try.

Ruth said...

Excellent tutorial, thanks.

Irene said...

Thanks for the lovely tutorial Mary :) It also reminds me once again that I NEED a hole punch!

Connie Mercer said...

fantastic~those are super fun to make and yours looks awesome!!!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Fantastic job - you make it look so easy!
Rinda

Mad about Craft said...

Thank you for showing us that, simple but very effective!

Alysse said...

What a beautiful and easy flower. Thanks for sharing!

jennifer said...

I love making these flowers, they're so pretty. The tip about the blue tac is stellar, I'll be trying that out! x

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