Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ok Here Is The Tute on The Sunflower

This is a long post. So bare with me as I like to be as detailed as possible.
Supplies needed:
Paper trimmer, Paper and Cardstock(for center holds shape better), Scissors, Quick drying glue(like liquid glass), Pop Dot, Circle Punch (I used 1 1/4 inch), Wooden stick to help shape centers.
Optional Supplies:
Ink Pad, Mouse pad or Embossing pad, Embossing tool, and Ink pen with large rounded smooth end.

Step 1 Cutting Squares
Petals: cut 8  1 1/2"x 1 1/2"squares, 12  1"x1"squares use paper for this or I did anyways.
Center: cut 19 1/2"x1/2"squares.
Base: Punch 2 circles with punch.

Step 2 making the Petals
Cut all 1 1/2" and 1" squares like shown below on guide.

Step 3 Optional Texturing of Petals ( I say optional because some may like ink and some may not and so on)
Take all petals and apply ink.

Then emboss in veins.

Then use ink pen rub opposite side to create a kinda curling of petal effect.

do this on all petals

Step 4 Making the centers
Use stick and roll centers as shown. kinda looks like a waffle cone.

completed close up

do all 19 1/2" squares.
Step 5 assembly of flower
Take 1 circle and glue around edges as shown

Then place large petals around one and small petals around other circle (note on small petals leave three small petals to add on top of small petal stack as shown below).

small petal assembly

add the 3 in a top side, side arrangement.
now add pop dot in the center of large petals and add small petals on top try to keep centered.

now fluff the small petals a bit all the way around to prepare for the centers to be added.

Step 6 applying the centers don't get in a hurry and start glueing because I have made it easier. You may need tweezers to help out with this part. Take 12 of the 19 and arrange like shown.

Now apply glue in center and litely push them into the glue just catching the edges. like shown

Now take 6 more centers placing them like shown into the glue puddle.

Now snip just a little bit off the last piece and add as shown.

Now you have a completed Sunflower! If you want you can add some chalk to pop out the veining if you want. Hope ya like it. Sorry it is so long but I didn't want to leave anything to be questioned. Leave me a comment and let me know if ya liked it. Or better yet become a follower! If you use please give a gal some credit for the work.. LOL goodnight all Enjoy!


  1. Thank you so much for showing us how to do this beautiful flower! Love all your work on your blog!

  2. Yay!!! You did it!!! Fantastic tutorial!! What a beauty!!!

  3. Love it!!! Thank you so much!!! can't wait to try it!!!

  4. I absolutely love this flower and excellent tutorial! Thanks for sharing this!