Yes YOU can make this stunning sunflower – paper flower shading and shaping is not difficult once you know a few of the tips and tricks. Keep reading for a step by step paper flower tutorial because once you’ve mastered these easy steps, you can can make ANY paper bloom. And when you make one as large and lush as this cheerful blossom, you only need one on a card to really make it pop!  For this card I used Rubbernecker’s Rectangle Combo OPC #3, Mixable Flower Stack 5109, Organic Shapeable Daisy (foliage and tiny flowers) and Birthday Wishes.

This beautiful hand shaped sunflower paper flower is the perfect stand alone accent for this white on white birthday card made with dies from Rubbernecker

Framed Sentiment and Card Base

  • Use white cardstock to cut the card base and multi section frame.
  • Cut the Rectangle Combo frames, remove all the layers from the die and place facedown on your work station.
  • Attach the layers together using strips of double stick tape.
  • Cut an additional piece of white cardstock for the sentiment. 
  • Stamp the sentiment using VersaMark and emboss with super fine gold embossing powder.  PRO TIP:  Super fine embossing powder creates a nice crisp image for sentiments.  Of course you can use regular embossing powder but I find the outcome is a little more clunky and not quite as crisp.
  • Line up the frame opening over the sentiment layer and attach it to the back of the frame using mounting tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape tall the way around to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.

The Sunflower Paper Flower

  • Use yellow cardstock to cut three of the same size flowers layers.  I used the largest flower in the die set.
  • Apply the Color Fuse Citrus ink to the flower petals with a mini applicator, working from the center with the darker shade and lighten the color as you move out to the end of the petals.

Shade simple die cut petals like these from Rubbernecker to create a stunning sunflower - paper flower tutorial on the blog

  • Use a mini applicator to apply touches of Color Fuse Cinnamon ink to the flower center and a short distance up each petal.

Yellow die cut petals shaded with brown ink will be used to make a stunning die cut sunflower - paper flower tutorial shared in today's post

  • Place the flower layers face down on the molding pad and form the petals using a large round stylus.

Learn how to make a stunning sunflower - paper flower shading and shaping step by step

  • Turn the flowers face up on the molding pad and gently push down in the center to push the petals up.

Use some simple shaping on die cut flower petals to creata a 3D sunflower - paper flower making tips on the blog

  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents.
  • Use brown cardstock to cut the tiny flowers and to punch out a 1/2″ circle.
  • Place the tiny flowers and 1/2″ circle on the molding pad.
  • Form the circle using the large round stylus, place a small piece of mounting tape to the back of the circle and attach it to the flower center.  PRO TIP:  Popping up the circle in the flower center will create a dome shape with the tiny flowers.
  • Place the tiny flowers face up on the molding pad and form then using a small tipped stylus.
  • Use tweezers to pick yup the tiny flowers and use glossy accents to attach them to the domed flower center. 

Make a stunning sunflower paper flower like this using die cuts from Rubbernecker and some of my simple tips

Finish the Card

  • Attach the flower to the frame corner using glossy accents.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the foliage sections.
  • Tuck the foliage branches under the sunflower and attach using glossy accents.

This white on white multi layered card features a single stunning sunflower - paper flower tutorial on today's post will show you how

Now that you know how to create this gorgeous sunflower – paper flower MANIA is at YOUR fingertips! Try this out and please let me know what you think about your new skills and how you plan to cover the world in paper flowers! Check out my Kittie Kraft YouTube Channel to see several flower shaping and coloring videos.

5218D Rectangle Combo OPC #3 Die Cut
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1319-19 birthday wishes
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5109D
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5301-05D Organic Shapable Daisy Die
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #2
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PanPastel Sofft Applicators 12/Pkg
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VersaMark Ink Pad
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Gold
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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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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Scor-Tape 1/4′ (5mm), Scor-Pal Tape
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