Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dahlia Flower Tutorial

I made some cards as part of my project for the Pages From the Heart design team. On one of the cards I added a folded Dahlia flower. 
Party Card with a Dahlia Flower

Here is what you will need:

Double-sided paper or cardstock
Circle punch
Xyron or adhesive of choice

1. You will need to punch 8-9 circles for your petals (depending on how accurate or not your folding is) and one circle for your base. I like to use a circle that is a little larger for the base to give me a larger sticky surface.

2. Cover the base circle with adhesive. I have found that the best method for this flower is by using a Xyron, although covering the circle with a tape runner will work as well.

3. Begin folding the petal circles. You will fold each side in so that they come to a point. After you have folded a petal, start adhering them to the base circle, gluing the point as close to the center as possible. If you adhere each as you finish folding them, it becomes easier to see how big or small you should be folding the petals. 

4. Finish your flower with a button, large jewel, or Epiphany epoxy. 
This tutorial can also be seen on the Pages From the Heart blog. They take some practice but definitely worth it!



soapHOUSEmama said...

OK, THAT is TOO Cute!!!!! Great tutorial!

Liberty said...

Verry nice, thanks. I live in France.

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