Now I ran my pink 2" dot through my Xyron and made it a sticker with permanent adhesive. Begin placing the petals onto the sticky side of the adhesive and try to space them apart as seen in the picture. Continue to place all the petals all the way around. Your flower should look something like this. If it's not perfect, no big deal. I am so not into perfection because I just don't have the time. Now ink the edges of the smaller three circles to match the petals. Alternate the colors so they are opposites. I used adhesive foam to place the center layers for more dimension. Sorry the picture is a little fuzzy. Some people will paint glaze over these as well which looks pretty neat, but I left that off of mine for the purpose of making a less difficult tutorial.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Folded Circle Flower
Ok I have seen this flower on SB.com a couple of times and one person even said they had a tutorial on their blog, however, when I went to it I couldn't find it. So I studied her layout and figured it out, well at least a version of it. I decided it was so darn cute that I wanted to share how to do it in case others are trying to figure it out too! Here is a layout I made today with an example on it along with smaller versions of the same folded circles!Here is what you need: 8-2" circles of preferably double sided patterned paper, 1-1.5" circle, 1-1" circle, 1-.5" circle, a wedge, and an additional 2" circle for the backing of your flower. Now the wedge is an inch wide at the large end and I used my paper trimmer to create a perfect wedge.Here are the folding steps to follow. I tried getting a picture of every step with the exception of the very last half fold. You can do this without making the wedge and it still looks just fine, I just like using the wedge to get the tops even. I alternate the sides I fold so that it gives the flower a cool pattern when finished (4 one way and 4 the other). After you have all the petals made you can ink the edges. I like to ink them after they are folded so you know it is getting on the correct side.