Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Technique Tuesday...3D Flower


Here we are again, for another Technique Tuesday. This is my first time doing this, and I was excited to show one thing that I like to do.
These are the items you will need to do this technique.
Use your favorite inking method to ink the edges, both sides. You will need 6 flowers.
Cut in between every other scallop. For each flower that you cut into, gradually make each cut further towards the middle. So your first two flowers, cut just a little, for the next two, cut a bit deeper, and for the last two, cut the deepest. Because you will be making each layer a bit tighter, you need the cuts a bit longer for each layer.
Use you skewer or something similar to curve each scallop inward. So the two scallops that make up each petal, curve in towards each other. Do this to each layer.
Like this.
Using your hot glue gun, begin to put the layers together. Be sure when you put the next layer down, that you don't have one cut right over another cut. Rotate just a bit so the cuts aren't right above each other, as seen here.
For each layer you add, begin to close that layer a bit tighter, overlapping each petal, as I've done above ~ the right one. Continue rotating each layer.
As you can see, your last two layers will get closed up almost all the way.
The final petal.
TahDah! Pretty flower, huh?! Now, attach to a project or use however you'd like. Here's what I did with mine.
Isn't it pretty! I love how this came out. The inking of the edges really adds a nice soft finish. Cuts down on the harsh edges I think. I found some amazing ribbon that is made of natural fibers and it looks so lacy! I love it ~ going back for more colors! 
I love the dimension this flower gives. You can't mail a card like this, but you could attach it to your gift or hand deliver it. Anyone would love to get something this pretty and soft! 
I hope you learned a bit from my Technique Tuesday. I can't take credit for this, as you can find lots of tutorials for it on YouTube if you do a search. Emma's little scallop circle die is perfect though, and makes a nice sized flower. Make sure you check out the other designers projects and learn some other techniques you can use on your own projects.

Head over to check out the posts of these designers, and see what they made for you.

45 comments :

  1. Great tutorial!! Beautiful flower and so easy to make!! Love your card!! :)
    Cindy

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  2. I love your flowers you did an amazing job!!

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful flowers Cheryl. Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  4. Nice project. Always enjoy seeing new tips.

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  5. Wonderful tutorial...card is so pretty!Lee-Ann :)

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  6. Wow, I am in awe! These make gorgeous flowers! Thanks for your awesome tutorial!!!

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  7. Cheryl ~ OMG!! This flower is just GORGEOUS!! I LOVE how you curled the petals!! Oh WOW! I must try this! LOVE all the layers and inking!! AWESOME tutorial!!! Your card is just BEAUTIFUL!!! AWESOME job!!!

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  8. Wow this flower came out very pretty. So easy to try. I think I'll be making me some flowers tonight. TFS, Smooches...

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  9. WOW, this is BEAUTIFUL. What a cool technique. This flower is amazing I'm going to have to try one of these! Awesome job. Hugs- Glora

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  10. What a great flower. Shar made a rose with this shape and now you have made a totally different flower from it. Love this technique! Great job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  11. This is beautiful!!! Such a great technique I would have never thought of it! Great to see another way to use the die!
    Deb C

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  12. What a pretty flower! Thank you for sharing this awesome technique!

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  13. What a great idea!!! I love the scalloped circle die and I love this flower technique even more!!! Way to go!!!

    ~Cassandra

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  14. Great tutorial. I love the inked edges and the shaped petals.

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  15. OMG love that flower super sweet.. I love it!!!
    Nicole

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  16. Fab technique!!!! I love using the scallop die for flowers. This is one more I can add to my collection! ;) Beautifully done, Cheryl, and the card is gorgeous!

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  17. SUPER job with your technique Cheryl!that flower is just GORGEOUS,I am going to have to try one!Thank you for sharing,Have a great day!!!:)

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  18. Simply Gorgeous! The tutorial was AWESOME and I will definitely try this:)
    Thanks so much and have a GREAT day!
    Shelly

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  19. You are a genius! I love this flower! I am going to try this the next time I craft!

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  20. Great flower technique. Nice easy instructions. I will have to try it.
    Ogdendoll @gmail.com

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  21. OMG! This is absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this. And I even have the die already ;0) Cannot wait to try this. Beautiful card too!

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  22. Now I really need this die. This flower is just beyond beautiful. I love it. thank you so much for sharing.!

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  23. I have those dies...and did not know I can do something like this...awesome!TFS

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  24. cheryl, your card fabulous, and your flower is AMAZING!!!!

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  25. Gorgeous flower! Definitely bookmarking this and trying this technique.

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  26. Great flower...I'll have to try it with the many layers. TFS your technique. --C

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  27. Wow! I love how you made this flower! Now I can't wait to try this out!

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  28. So cool! I just ordered this!
    Thanks.

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  29. Fabulous flowers!! I have tried these flowers before and are one of my favorites!!

    Hugs,
    Mickey

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  30. Hi Cheryl!
    WOW! What a BEAUTIFUL flower! Thank you for sharing this technique...it is the first time I've seen a flower created this way....FABULOUS! :)

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  31. Wonderful technique; beautiful flower! Way to make the most of a scalloped circle!

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  32. Really pretty flower. So full and luscious.

    kdnkdd

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  33. Beautiful flower! I will definately being using this technique. Thank you!
    sandy17897@comcast.net

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  34. Cheryl,

    Thank you so much for the GREAT tutorial!!! :) I made some flowers like these a couple of years ago (and had forgotten about them with all the rolled circle dies on the market), but I would love to try them with Emma's Scalloped Circle die!

    Thanks so much for sharing your time and talent with us!

    Crafty hugs,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  35. Wow, what a dnamic flower you made! I love watching these things come to life, wether it be in my hands or someone elses! It is just amazing what happens to little scraps of paper when we put our minds to it isn't it???? I have a drawer full of stickers I bought the first of the year when I began my trek into card making. I can't imagine using them now! LOL I make all my own stickers, flowers, etc.
    What does it take to get on your Team?

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  36. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. WOW CHERYL THIS IS AMAZING!!! awesome job great tutorial :)

    Micia

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  38. wow great tutorial, I can't wait to try this!
    surfnfroggie at aol dot com
    Cheryl

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  39. This flower is Amazing! Thank you so much for the tutorial. :)

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  40. This. Is. Gorgeous!! I have got to try this technique...I love it!!

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  41. these flowers look so realistic i was told to curl them from the end of the petal outwards but when i made one it did not look realistic, but after seeing the ones you have done curled inwards from the sides it does make a huge difference, i cant wait to try it out now. thank you. i havent been doing my crafting very long and just trying different things out to find what i am best at and this was very inspiring thank you once again.
    from loon_is_here@yahoo.co.uk

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  42. Danke für die tolle Erklärung
    LIebe Grüße Nelia

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  43. Thanks for the tip, Im going to have to try this out:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

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  44. Wow! Beautiful way to make a flower. I will have to try this one day.

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