Hello Stampers! I LOVE this tutorial that I'm going to show you today! I got it from Dannie at danniesdesigns.typepad.com. She has a great blog!
1 - Start out by punching six flowers from the SU! 5 petal punch. I used Regal Rose. Leave two flowers as is, lightly sponge edges on two flowers, and darker on the remaining two. I sponged with Rose Red ink. This gives your flower a look that is lighter in the center and darker as it goes out.
2 - Stack all of the flowers up and use your paper piercer and mat to pierce a hole in the center of the six flowers.
3 - Leave one flower as is, and cut the rest of the flowers from between each petal to the center as shown. Keep petals together in groups for those that have not been sponged, lightly sponged, or darker sponged.
4 - Add a drop of liquid glue to the middle of each of the petal pieces of the flower not sponged. Take the uncut flower and adhere all five of the unsponged petals to the back of it. Glue the petals one at a time and center them between each of the front petals as shown.
5 - Follow this same procedure with the 10 lightly sponged petals, positioning them in between the petals on the previous row. After this step, I set my flower aside to let dry for a few minutes.
6 - While waiting, I made the leaves. For this, you need three SU! small oval punches. I used Old Olive cardstock. Using your scorer, score a line down the center of the leaf, as shown on the first leaf. Next, with your scissors cut two sides of the oval to make it pointed, as shown on the middle leaf. Finally, with your scorer, score veins on your leaf, as shown on the right leaf.
7 - Now, back to your flower. Finish it off with one more row of the darker sponged petals, positioning in between the petals from the previous row.
Finish off your flower by adding your leaves and a flower center. I used one of the flowers from the SU! Boho Blossoms punch and a rhinestone brad.
Here is my finished card using the regal rose flowers! Isn't it gorgeous???
Give it a try and let me know how it works for you!!
Happy Stampin' and TTFN!