Friday, 20 February 2009

Scallop Circle Flower Tutorial

Well, I have been toying with doing a tutorial on my blog for a while, so I have finally taken the plunge and done it. Hope it is OK and fairly easy to follow.
Today I am going to show you how to make some flowers to decorate your card using the Scallop Circle Punch.

For each flower you will need a scallop circle punched from designer paper or card stock. I used Rose Red Designer Paper. A circle of card stock or DP to co-ordinate with the Scallop Circle you have just punched out using the ½” circle punch and a 5-Petal Flower punched out in a Green card stock for leaves. (I used Old Olive)

Take the Scallop Circle of Designer Paper and snip towards the centre of the shape. This is to create the petals of the flower. Do not go right into the centre as the petals will fall off!!

Next with a sponge ink the edges of the ½” circles with ink to highlight the edges. My circles are in Regal Rose card stock, so I used Rose Red Ink as a contrast.

With the 5-Petal Flower punch green card, snip into the middle of the shape making each snip meet to make leaf shapes.

Then sponge the edges with ink. I used Olive Green card stock and Olive Green Ink.

Assemble the flower by gluing a circle into the middle of each flower and lifting each petal to create a flower. Assemble a card and attach flowers using dimensionals, and arrange leaves around the flowers gluing into place

This card was for my lovely new down line, Alex, who is having an Open House day tomorrow. I would have dearly loved to be there to support her, but unfortunately I have something on and unable to go, so I sent this card to her to wish her loads of luck and to let her know I will be thinking of her.

Hope you enjoyed my very first tutorial, please do leave a comment and let me know what you think, it's great to see who stops bye during their blog reading journeys..

Bye for now

Carole x


Helen said...

Carole, looks great and simple to achieve. Thanks. Off to try for myself. Helen

stampin abi said...

looks great Carole. I have something for you on my blog!

Emma said...

Thanks so much Carole - I love it and so easy to follow.

Kate Lewis said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial Carole - it's fabulous! So clear and easy to follow, I'll definitely be trying this soon! The flowers are gorgeous - they make for a very special card. Kate x

Alex said...

What a gorgeous card you sent me! Thank you for all your wonderful advice and help so far. The card is sitting proudly on my window sill and was admired by all who came to my Open House Day yesterday.

Have a good Sunday,

Alex x

Monica Gale said...

Gorgeous card carole, I am sure alex apreciated it. M xxxx

Bekka said...

Great tutorial Carole - thank you so much for sharing :-)

Steph said...

Oh WOW Carole - what a beautiful technique (& beautiful card) and top marks on your excellent tutorial - thanks so much xxx

Dan said...

Hi Carole

I love the scallop flower tutorial, I am going to pop off and have a try.
Hope you okay........... Hows the stampin shed? not seen any pictures of the finished project.

Lavender stamper said...

Hi carole
Sorry I noticed as i hit send it was my sons account that was signed in on my laptop.
Hope your okay

Lainee said...

Carole, what a lovely tutorial. This is something that I will be trying in the very near future.
Regards from Murray Bridge South Australia.

marciad said...

A beautiful card. Love the flowers. Following your tutorial will be easy. Good directions and good photos.

Nancy Ward said...


I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

Would you let me know if that's OK?


Nancy Ward

Anonymous said...

I like that flower.. thanks for showing how you did it.


Rosie said...

I did a tutorial for this too - and people are always amazed how you can make something this pretty from one punch aren't they? Love the pinks you've used.