8.09.2008

Ok, here goes my first tutorial...

I'm sure I am not the first to figure this one out, but I haven't seen it before, so here goes!

I prefer an odd number of petals on my flowers, and Marvy's flower punch has an even number (six). So, I just made it work for me. Get double the use out of your flower punches!!

It’s easy to make a 5-petal flower from Marvy’s 6-petal flower punch. All you need is: the punch, pencil, 1/8” hole punch, scissors, and glue. Optional supplies to make them even more pumped up: ink, sponge, and ribbon.

1. Punch out flower. Using hole punch, punch out center of flower. Cut between one set of petals to center.

2. Cut half way to center between each petal. Sponge edges if desired.


3. Taking petals that were cut all the way to center, align & glue one petal on top of the other.


4. Slightly bend tips of petals. Completed 5-petal flower!

5. 5-petal & 6-petal are shown next to each other. Note that the 6-petal is much more flat. I went ahead and cut half way to center and bent the petals slightly to give more dimension.


6. I love adding a knotted ribbon scrap for the flower center!



So what did you think? I thought I'd start with an easy one!


**ETA: check out THIS project that showcases this flower technique!

19 comments:

Kim said...

This is a fabulous first tutorial!!! and I agree, I like odd petals on my flowers too. These are too cute and I love the sponged edges!

Heather said...

Love this Barb! I love to come up with alternate uses for punches too - and I love the variance you can get by doing this. Thanks for sharing - great tutorial!

Angela K said...

Barb, you ROCK!

Seleise said...

even though I commented on pw, I'll comment again - this is just so awesome!!!

Lisadwb said...

Five petals looks more real. Good job on the tutorial. Pat yourself on the back from me.

shannon said...

I prefer odd number flowers, too. I have this punch, and I'm so glad you found a new way to get more use out of it! What a great tutorial!

kssdesigns said...

What a great idea! Doing it this way gives the flower so much dimension.

j said...

Fantastic tutorial,thanks so much for sharing.I am off to try it as i love flowers & the knotted ribbon is a brill idea

Jean

nic_d said...

Great idea! I like the 5 petals better, too!

Suzanne said...

What a fabulous tutorial!! Odd numbers always work much better for me too.

Anonymous said...

Great idea for a flower... thanks!

Swedie

BarbL said...

Great tutorial. Now I need to go try it...when I'm done with the "man cards." Thanks for sharing!!

Stampin' Meg said...

what a fun way to alter that punch-I
ll definitely try this!

Pat S. said...

Fantastic tutorial...so easy to follow...nice job!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Clever!!! I would of never thought of that!!!

Wow!!!

:-)

Rach said...

wow how clever, wouldn't have thought of that...love how you add the ribbon to the centre..hugs rachxxxx

Sonia said...

Great tutorial.... I need to go try it.
Thanks for sharing.

**Sony**

April said...

So cute! I love the dimention it gives.

mischelle smith said...

Can I steal this and add it to the tac website tutorials page?! Thus is awesome!