Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Delightful Dahlia - with instructions

Well, today's card is kind of a request.  I made a dahlia earlier this year and never posted pics or instructions on how to make it.  I was asked how I made it and thought it would be easier to make up another flower and take pics of each of the steps instead of trying to write every small detail.  Now if I loved to write it wouldn't be a problem, but making another flower is definitely a lot more fun for me! :)  After making the flower I looked through sketch challenges I follow and decided to use the Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge to put my flower on. :)  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Curly Cute
Card Stock:  Perfect Plum & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Perfect Plum
Punches:  Blossom Petals Builder, 1 3/8" Circle & 3/4" Circle
Embossing Folder:  Delicate Designs
Bigz Die:  Daisies Flower # 2 - smallest one (retired)
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist


Using the Blossom Petal Builder punch, punch out 16 of the large leaves and 8-10 of the small leaves.

Sponge around the edges of all the "petal" pieces.

After I had them all sponged I spritzed them with shimmer paint to add a bit of sparkle and to brighten and blend the ink that I sponged on each of the pieces.  

 Now use a dowel, ink pen or paintbrush...whatever you have...and curve each piece.  I used a smaller smooth paintbrush to curve the smaller pieces.

Punch a 3/4" circle out of scrap paper, then a 1 3/8" circle over the smaller one so you have a piece of paper that looks like this...

Now using glue dots evenly position eight of the large leaves on the circle like shown.

Add the other eight pieces in between the first layer you did.

Now add the small pieces on.  Your flower should look like this at this point. :)  You're getting pretty close to being done...hang in there!

Cut out two of the smallest daisy pieces using the Daisies Flower # 2 Biz Die.  If you don't have that any type of daisy should do.  I put a ruler there so you could actually tell how big (or small) they are.

Not sure if you can see in this pic or not, but I sponged the edges of the daisy pieces (front and back).

Next glue one on top of the other, then spritz with shimmer paint if you did it to all the petals.

Now fold them in half like shown in the picture.

Starting with one end start to roll it together.

It should look something like this when you're done. 

Now insert it into the middle of the flower.  You might need to separate the pieces in the middle so there's room to push it in.

The last thing I did was turn it upside down and put a bunch of glue (tombow multi-liquid) and let it dry for a good six hours or so. 

Now all you have left to do is attach it to a card, box or whatever else you have in mind. :)


  1. Gorgeous Sara! Great Tutorial too! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew sketch challenges.

  2. good job on the tutorial Sarah!! Looks like I could actually accomplish this. So very pretty!

  3. Your dahlia on this card is totally gorgeous. Thanks for sharing how to make it with us and thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Craft Crew challenge.


Thank you for your comments. I read everyone! If you ever wonder how I've made something I'd be glad to let you know! Sara

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