Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tutorial for making Sunflowers & Leaves

Today I created a card for the Ways to Use It Challenge on SCS and used this technique to make the sunflowers. I thought I would share with you how I made them.
I took a photo of a card that someone was swapping at convention, they had made daisies instead of sunflowers. I wish I knew who you were so I could give you credit, you were so nice to let me take a picture of your card. Also this was a 3 minute demo presented at our downline meeting.
Supplies you will need:
Cardstock (Summer Sun, Choc. Chip, Old Olive)
1" Circle Punch
Small Oval Punch
Scallop Circle Punch
Paper Snips
Paper Crimper
Snail Adhesive
Craft White Ink Pad
Dot Background Stamp
More Mustard Classic Ink Pad
Sponge Dauber

Hold the Scallop Circle Punch upside down, and put in the Summer Sun Cardstock and punch.

Take a strip of copy paper, adhere the punched scallop circle to the end. This makes it easy to hold for the next step.

Place the punched scallop circle back into the punch aligning the points in the middle of each scallop, punch.

It will look like this.

Take paper snips, cut straight at each indention to form petals, be careful not to cut the line next to it.

It will look like this when all the petals are cut.

Using White Craft Ink, stamp the background on
Chocolate Chip Cardstock. Let dry.
Use 1" Circle Punch to punch a center for flower.

Use Snail Adhesive to adhere punched circle to center of flower. Take More Mustard Ink, & a sponge dauber, sponge the edges of flower for added dimension.
This is the completed flower.

For each leaf:

Use the Small Oval Punch and Old Olive Cardstock. Punch one for each leaf.

Fold each Small Oval in half lengthwise.

Place each folded piece in to the Paper Crimper at an angle. Roll through and unfold.

This is the finished leaf.

Here is my completed card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!


Nancy Riley said...

Barbara, I just love this! Your tutorial is GREAT! TFS!

Diana said...

This is a really cute idea. Thanks for showing us how.