January 13, 2011

Thursday's Tutorial from Kim !!

Today Kim Duran has created another one of her favorite flower tutorials just for you. This is just about the easiest flower you can make, uses no glue, and can be done in minutes!

Supplies:

  • Scalloped punch or circle punch (any size)
  • Tissue paper of any color or pages from a book (Kim used both types for her tutorial)
  • Small brad or staple
  • (Optional) Glimmer Mist

Step 1. Punch out approximately 10 layers of tissue paper. To save time, you can fold the tissue paper first into several layers and punch once. Insert a brad in the center to keep all the layers together. (You can also use a staple because this piece won't be visible after the flower is complete.)


Step 2. Using your fingers, crinkle one layer at a time up towards the center. This is the fun part because it does not have to be perfect. The messier, the better!


Keep at it until all the layers are crinkled into a small cluster, like so...


Step 3. Using your fingers, carefully peel open the layers until the flower blossom is open to the size you want.


Step 4. (Optional) Spray your flower blossom with Glimmer Mist for some sparkle and color. Kim loves how the Glimmer Mist adds a gradient to the petals!


The end result will give you big beautiful blossoms with lots of layers. Perfect for embellishments on your cards, layouts, or crafty projects!


Just add a spot of glue or foam tape, adhere to your project, and viola! You're pretty flower just saved you a pretty penny because you created it yourself for a fraction of the cost!


20 comments:

Kim said...

Love it:)
~Kim

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card and I love the flower! I never get tired of seeing this tutorial on how to build these paper beauties. I must remember to use my glimmer mist! TFS

debpaint16 said...

Totally awesome!!! TFS

creativeprincess said...

I can't wait until I have time to try this! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. They turned out beautiful!
Tara

TeenaBugg38 said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

Sally said...

I too love making these and using glimmer mists. They are beautiful.

Joy said...

Beautiful!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Fab tutorial. Must try this one on my day off next week. :)

One4Joy said...

way to go, Kim! Great tutorial and beautiful samples

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Fabulous!! So far I only have shimmer glimmer mists - no colors. Will have to try some out!

Barb's Boys said...

Love it! Nice examples on the two mediums too! I'm going to try it this weekend!

Rochelle said...

cute, cute, cute!! Thanks for sharing!

Denise G said...

I love this flower. Wishing I had a punch to try this. Maybe soon...

Sonia said...

Hi!!1
Thanks for sharing flowers tutorial.. I will post your link on my blog.

DAWN Braun said...

sooo beautiful, thanks for sharing! :)

4kids4 said...

This is wonderful...even I can do it!! :-) TFS!

~Sharon C.

jude said...

Thanks for sharing .Adore the flowers
hugs judex

Sleepy Stamper said...

I love this tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing this technique. I have to try this!

Fliss said...

Totally gorgeous flowers here. Thanks so much for sharing.
x

Kate said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial! I tried this out and couldn't believe how easy it was to make a beautiful flower!