Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flowers tutorial


I love Prima roses.  Every time I went to the local craft store,  I had to stop by the Prima collections section to take a peak at their roses. I never bought them.  Then one day  I figured out how to make the roses.   I went to many places to look for mulberry papers or handmade papers but couldn't fine any.  Then my good friend Rachel (hi Rachel) brought some of her handmade papers to share.  Then I realized I got some handmade papers a few years ago from a local craft store that I had forgotten all about it.  I was very excited.  I went back to the store to get some more handmade papers.  It turned out to be a very disappointed.  The craft store had been out of business for quite some time. :(  So now my last choice would be to wait for the convention at Valley Forge.  And for now I  will be just using regular card stocks.

So on to the tutorial. You will need two punches.  The larger flower is about 2" and the smaller flower is about 1".

Punch out two flowers from the bigger punch and three flowers from the smaller punch.

Make slits on all of the smaller flowers like this

Then using the Stylus and emboss them until they look like this

Then glue them into three different sizes like this

Assemble the flower by stacking them.  I used tacky glue.  This is one flower itself.  Set it aside.
With the two larger flowers

Curl the petals like this

and emboss the center of the flowers.  Make two sizes like this.

Assemble them and here it is. Your very own Prima roses.   Tip:  When I made flowers, I always made them at least ten at a time.  It was much faster that way.

If you have any question, feel free to email me or leave a comment here.



Gaby said...

Wow...your roses are gorgeous. I think I even have the two punches which are needed.
I will give it a try right away.

Thanks for sharing this great tutorial.

Creations by Patti said...

These roses are fabulous.....I'll have to try them out. TFS


Patti said...

Very nice! Missed your posts while you were gone!

MarikaGabez said...


Michelle said...

Thanks Helen for the excellent tutorial.

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is beautiful
I will surely try it.
Thanks for the tutorial Helen

Monica said...

What lovely flowers... thanks for the tutorial. So nice of you to share it. I am trying to get better at making roses. I am sure this tutorial will help me.


Andrea said...

Wow! these roses are just gorgeous - thanks for the tutorial.
I really must buy a large flower punch so I can give these a go.
Love, Andrea xx

Unknown said...

Love this tutorial x popped over here from Monicas blog (handmade with love) who has a post about this tutorial x Thanks for sharing x Leigh x

Artes de Nágela said...

Wonderful tutorial and a great flower... off to give it a try.

Maribel said...

I loved the tutorial, I'll make the flowers tonight. Greetings and a new fan

Αναστασία said...

The flowers are beautiful!!!
Thank you for the tutorial!

Mixed Media/ Altered Crafts said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial! Going to try them!! Hugs,Tee

Unknown said...

Hi Helen,
I am very late in seeing this tutorial on the lovely flowers (joined your site seconds ago).
They are gorgeous! I am waiting to get back to my card stock and give it a try.. Albiet, I realise I don't have such punches.. Can you suggest where I can buy them from, please...
Your work is wonderful... Even the crochet flowers you make.. I now realise I wish I learnt crochet from my mom... Psst, missed....

Anyways, thanks for the tuts...
The flowers are awesome..
You rock!!!