Paper Flower Shaping Video Tutorial

I am so excited to be sharing a paper flower shaping video tutorial today.  I have been trying to get up the courage to do videos for a long time and I finally decided to bite the bullet and get to it.  No one was injured in the making of this tutorial.  LOL!  I have had so many of you ask for videos and it is my hope to build my skills and bring you informative tutorials on how I create flowers, scene building with dies and lots and lots more.

For my flower shaping project I used the Rubbernecker Nested Square SetOrganic Shapable Daisy and Color Fuse Set 6 and Set 11

I love to create natural looking dimensional flowers using the paper flower shaping technique.  Come over to my blog to see how I made this beautiful flower.

Coloring and Flower Shaping

  • Cut four sets of the flower using white cardstock and three foliage sections using green cardstock.
  • Apply Fern green ink to the green foliage sections to add depth of color.
  • Place the flowers front side up and apply Lavender ink with a mini applicator to fully color each petal.
  • Turn the flowers face down and color around the back edges of each petal so the white doesn’t show when they are shaped.
  • Use needle nose pliers to curl the flower petals,  Curl one side of each petal back and cur the other side forward.  Note:  I switched up back and forth on which side of the petals I curled.  By alternating the sides it created more opportunity for the flower to look more natural with they were all attached together.
  • Begin attaching the flower sections together using glossy accents.  Bend all the flower petals up with your fingers to create dimension.
  • Form the tiny flower centers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach them to the flower center using glossy accents.  Note:  I used all four of the tiny centers to create a fluffy center for the flower.

I love to create natural looking dimensional flowers using the paper flower shaping technique.  Click thru to my blog to see how I made this beautiful flower.

The Shadow Box Frame

I didn’t include making the shadow box frame in the video but I promise I will make one soon so you can see how easy it is to make.

  • Cut a 5.00″ square white card base and cut a 6.50″ square piece of white cardstock for the shadow box frame.
  • Score each side of the 6.50″ square at 1.00″ and .50″.
  • Place the frame on the Crossover platform and use the score lines to line up the square die to cut the opening.
  • Use the next smaller die in the set to cut the mat frame .
  • Color the mat frame border using the Lavender ink and a mini applicator.
  • Cut each of the corners out of the frame using your snips. Note:  The score lines cross over each other and provide the perfect lines for cutting out the corners.
  • Apply mounting tape strips all the way around on the inside of the frame opening and attach the frame to the lavender mat frame.  Note:  I like the separation between the front frame opening and the lavender frame. I think it adds interest to the project.
  • Fold the box flaps in at both the 1.00″ and .50″ and use bone folder to create clean crease lines all the way around.
  • Fold the frame flaps in and attach them together at the corners using double stick tape.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of all four sides of the frame and attach it to the card base.

I love to create natural looking dimensional flowers using the paper flower shaping technique.  Click thru to my blog to see how I made this gorgeous flower.

Finish the Project

  • Secure the foliage sections in place on the inside of the frame and attach using glossy accents. 
  • Apply a good amount of glossy accents to the back of the flower and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut two thin strips of cardstock and color them with Lavender ink and a mini applicator.
  • Gently form the strips with your fingers to create a slight curve and attach them under the flower using glossy accents.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my flower shaping video.  Now that I have this first iPhone video under my belt and have figured out a few simple video editing techniques in iMovie I feel more confident to make more tutorials.  Please feel free to leave me comments below with suggestions of tutorials you would like to see.  Thank you so much for coming by today.  Happy Sunday and I hope you will be staying home and staying safe.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this project.

Nested Square Die Cut Set 5001D
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5301-05D Organic Shapable Daisy Die
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Color Fuse Set #6
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Here are the tools and supplies used.

Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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SE Professional Quality 6″ Mini…
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
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McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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11 thoughts on “Paper Flower Shaping Video Tutorial”

  1. Kittie, this is GORGEOUS!!!! AND your video was GREAT! I LOVED watching you create this GORGEOUS FLOWER! I never thought to just curl the edges! LOL AND the little center is SO LIFE LIKE! THIS IS TRULY STUNNING!!!! THANK YOU KITTIE!!!! I look forward to seeing more videos! What would I like to see? WHATEVER YOU CREATE would be GREAT!! I LOVE EVERYTHING you create! ;)<3

  2. Thanks so much for posting a video tutorial. Your blog posts are wonderful, but it’s so helpful to see you actual working through the process. Hope you are staying well.

  3. Kittie, I am so happy to see your first video. You did a great job and this flower of course is just like you would find it in your garden..I have been waiting for you to do tutorials…now…we can really see how it is done. Well done…thanks so much. Be well my friend.

  4. So gorgeous, love all the layering, neat to see how you shaped them, makes it look so real! Thanks for sharing a video!

  5. Kittie, Thank you for your wonderful video. I am glad you decided to do videos!!! I met Patty at paper craft show in Mesa AZ about a month a go. Your cards are spectacular!!!! I was hoping you would have some videos. I really enjoy getting your newsletter everyday. I am new to paper crafting and would love to see a video on making the “SHADOW BOX” Again, Thank you Becky B


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