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Make paper flowers with ease

Card making Home decorations Papercrafter Paper Flowers

We love all things floral at PaperCrafter HQ and adore the fragility of beautiful paper blossoms. So, when we saw Tonic Studios’ Pick of the Bunch Punch and Stamp Set, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it and get making! We’ve used the kit to embellish a thrift-store frame and created some delightful blooms for a super sophisticated feminine greeting. Here’s how we made our flowers…

Make paper flowers with ease

TIP 1! Experiment with flower shapes and combinations of petal size and colour. Use a fine line black permanent pen to add different details to your flowers, turning them into pansies, black eyed susans, etc.

TIP 2! Try wrapping petal shapes around a skewer or quilling tool to create 3D roses. Use a hot glue gun to fix the petals together quickly and securely.

And, if you subscribe to PaperCrafter today – you’ll get this fab set as a gift. Click here to find out more…

Select a good quality paper or thin card. Either opt for pale shades that can be tinted with brush markers for realistic blooms or use a selection of bright tones that complement each other well for a colourful display. A smooth or pearlised surface is the best for blending inks together seamlessly.

Using the petal or leaf punch, cut several shapes from card and line up on a work surface. Choose the corresponding detailing stamp and cling to an acrylic block. Ink up with a black, permanent pigment ink pad and stamp the design centrally on your punched shape. Re-ink the stamp for each impression to ensure the depth of colour is uniform.

Allow the ink to dry before colouring each petal to prevent smudging. Use two colours of brush marker, one for the tips of the petal and the other for the base. Blend the colours together while the ink is still wet, using a damp paintbrush if necessary.

Punch a sepal shape from green card to use as a base for mounting your petals. Glue petals down with a dab of PVA glue, curling the petals over the blade of a pair of scissors first and making sure the base of each petal is securely stuck down.

Use the stamen punch to cut a shape from yellow vellum or thin paper. Fold the individual stamens up and glue the centre to the middle of the flower.

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Glitter, Wow! Fine glitter
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Alcohol markers
Dura-Lar matt film
Anti-static bag

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