Flower tutorial, think Spring!!

11 Mar
Last Saturday, I gave you a tutorial for making what I called a CHEERY BLOOM.  Today I am showing a different version of this same type of flower.
As a refresher, here was last weeks final product:

The main Die used on these flowers is WITTLE WICKER 1/4″ Strips.
The next flower is assembled much the same way.
Start with the strips cut from the WITTLE WICKER die.
This time I just kept them together and did not separate them.

This is my coordinating paper, the faint pink is where I have applied the adhesive in a straight line.

Next, I have folded the strips in half to seal them together with the adhesive applied as described above.

Here are all the pieces, ready for assembly.

Apply adhesive generously to the back of your base.

You can separate the individual pieces, and using the flower circle as pictured above, start forming the bloom by inserting the petals(wickers) through the center of the flower shape.

This is what the pieces will look like before you FOLD them down.  Keep adding strips until you have built a nice full base.

After you get the 1st layer done, cover up the back with a matching piece, with NO circle cut out in the center.

This makes the back of the flower look nice and neat.

For the 2nd layer, I put a big dollop of glue in the center and starting placing individual strips in the glue.

Keep placing the strips into the glue until the flower is to your liking in fulness. Next, it is time for the buttons!

Stack some buttons to create a nice center and sew them together tightly, using a heavy duty thread.

I prefer to hot glue the buttons to the center of the flower.  Here is the final product ready to go on a card.

Here I have taken a piece of Core’ dinations cardstock from the Black Magic collection.  I cut the large circle with the Large Stackers Scalloped Circle set.  Then I embossed the circle using the ECCENTRIC CIRCLES plate.

Here is the background of my card, sanded to show the magic of the Core’ dinations cardstock.

I love the way this turned out.  The WITTLE WICKERS made the creation of this flower a breeze.

Side view:

Close up:


6 Responses to “Flower tutorial, think Spring!!”

  1. cg March 11, 2011 at 4:54 am #

    Wow wow wow! Love it! Gotta try that flower…

  2. Bree March 11, 2011 at 5:54 am #

    Now that is totally awesome – but what if you don’t have that die cutter? What are the measurements for doing this by hand ?

    • polkacabana March 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

      Bree..granted the Wittle Wickers, makes this a breeze! But if you do not have that the individual Wickers measure 1/4 inch by about 5 inches or so.

  3. ellen s March 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    this is too cool! do you mind of I put a link to this on the Core’dinations Facebook page?

  4. Lowri McNabb March 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    Great tutorial Jeannie – LOVE what you did with the C’oredinations card!

  5. Kelly Rose March 15, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    Love these flowers. Thank you for sharing this was!

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