Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Folded Flower Tutorial

Aug 31: Mom and I are taking a little break today. I had to stay home while Mom went for her physical therapy this morning. I have to say that I was really happy when she got home, We got to go out on the deck and enjoy the nice weather.

Every now and then Mom is going to do some tutorial of things that you may find of interest. She will tag them with ‘Tutorial’ to make it easier for you to find.

For the first tutorial/Pictorial Mom thought that you all would like one of the Folded Flower she had on the card she posted yesterday. Mom learned this technique from the folks at  Clipper Street Scrapbooking – Moms favorite scrapbook store when she visits Marnie in British Columbia.

Fancy Folded Flower

Here is the completed flower on a card.


Let’s get started.

First you will need to punch out five (5) scalloped circles of double sided paper. The ones I have used are approximately 1 ½” wide. Feel free to use a punch or any of the nesting scalloped circles.


One (1) will be the base and we will fold the other four (4) to make the flower.

Fold the circle in half and then in half again. I like to fold again into a quarter to give the folds a good crease.


Holding the circle like a little bowl, matching up two (2) of the fold lines, fold one side in, creating a new crease line at the center. Repeat this process for the other side. Now you will have a little clam shell. (Hint: when you are holding the circle like a bowl, you can actually push both sides in at once)


Fold down one scalloped edge. You can now see a petal forming!


Now repeat the process three (3) more times until you end up with one (1) circle and four (4) petals.

To assemble the flower, use your favorite adhesive to cover the base of the scalloped circle. I have used Swookwang tape on my circle. Start placing each petal, pushing each one close to the ones already adhered. (Hint: you may find it easier to use your favorite liquid glue – makes it easier to move the petals around and line up)

For the center of the flower, I have used a large gem from my IRock collection, but you can use a brad or other embellishment of your choice.


The flower is now ready to be placed on a card.


Hope you enjoyed Mom’s first tutorial/pictorial. Check back to see what Mom and I have been up to!

Take care.

1 comment:

Dania said...

Love this! I just finished mine and can't wait to share. Thanks for the great idea!