Learn how to make gorgeous 3D blooms with this paper flower tutorial!
Many of you have asked me to put together a paper flower tutorial video so I’ve created a single paper flower with an all-in-one die from Rubbernecker so you can see all the details and follow along. These beautiful 3D paper flowers are not difficult to make but the more you make them, the easier it will be and the more realistic they will look. You CAN do this!
The Card Base, Frame and Sentiment
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base , frames and a white layer to fit behind the frame for the sentiment.
- Use bright pink cardstock to cut the 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer and attach it to the white card base using ATG adhesive.
- Place the frames face down and attach them together using double stick tape.
- Stamp the sentiment on the white layer using VersaMark and heat emboss with black embossing powder.
- Apply strips of of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the sentiment layer.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the frame and sentient layer and attach to the card base.
The Paper Flower
The video below shows how I colored all the flower sections with Color Fuse ink and a mini applicator. For this card I used colokred cardstock.
- Use bright pink cardstock to cut four sets of Organic Shapeable Daisy and bright orange to cut the flower centers.
- Form each of the flower petals using needle nose pliers or tweezers. Pro Tip: I use needle nose pliers because they provide more control to form the petal edges.
- Attach the flower sections together using glossy accents. Pro Tip: I attached each flower set together using glossy accents and then attached them together making sure to offset the layers.
- Apply glossy accents to the back of the flower and attach it to the card base. Pro Tip: I slip the tip of my tweezers or paper piercer in between the lower flower layers and push down in several spots to make sure the flower is secure.
- Form the tiny flower centers using a small round stylus and attach them together using glossy accents. Place them in the flower center using glossy accents.
- Use green cardstock to cut the foliage sections and form them slightly using the leaf tool and molding pad. Pro Tip: If you don’t have a leaf tool you can use a stylus.
- Apply glossy accents to the back tip of the foliage sections, slip them under the flower petals and attach to the base. Pro Tip: I use my paper piercer to push the foliage further under the flower and then hold in place for a couple of seconds to secure.
After I had attached the flower and foliage to the card base I decided to add some shimmer to the petals using a aqua shimmer pen. I like how it looks.
You can see two different versions of the Organic Shapeable Daisy on my How to Make 3D Flowers post.
Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back and watch my paper flower tutorial a few times as you are practicing making these. The more you make, the better you will get and they ALL look great so have fun!