Remember, here's how the flowers were cut:
You can use the largest or the next to the largest framelit for this shape of flower. You will notice that you have 3 other flower shapes that you could use for a slightly different flower. Try each one and see which size you like the best.
To get a perfect center for your brad, fold your scrap piece in half both ways (I marked mine so you can see it better.) and lay your flower back into the negative part of your scrap. You can easily see where your center is going to be now. I've used the next to the largest framelit. I think it makes a great size for a flower.
So grab your filter paper and give these flowers a try. What a wonderful boost of color they bring into your home!Here's how to make them:
1. Using all 8 circles from a package of our filter paper, cut floral shape using the next to the largest of our Floral Framelits dies. You can cut them all at once, because the filter paper is so thin. (You could also fold over the long papers from the package and cut all 8 of those layers.)
2. Lay floral shape onto a piercing mat and pierce a hole through the center. Attach a small brad to hold them together.
3. Carefully separate just the top layer. Pull and pinch it together until it's standing straight up.
4. Carefully separate the next layer. Pull it up and pinch it together around the first layer and continue doing this until all 8 layers have been pulled and pinched together.
5. Fluff out your flower until it looks the way you want it. Leave it white or spritz it with reinker/alcohol mixture and let dry.
6. Cut a couple of layers of filter paper using the next to the smallest of our Floral Framelits dies. Spritz this with Mossy Meadow reinker/alcohol mixture. Let dry.
7. Punch small hole in the center of this floral shape.
8. Bend one end of a floral stem, insert into floral shape and hold in place with Liquid Tombow. Attach this to the back of your gorgeous flower and now you have a stem for your flower. (Trim ends of floral stems as needed, to fit into your bouquet.
1. Gently swipe an ink pad (same color as your flower) over the ends of the petals to add depth of color. Be careful not to damage the ink pad.
2. Spritz again with a shimmer mixture. (Vanilla Smooch/Alcohol mixture)
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