Good morning!Â Stacy here with a cool tutorial on petal dimension. A few years ago I started taking a single bloom (flower image) and adding dimension to the petals individually. Previously, I had always added dimension to the whole bloom (flower image) when IÂ stamped it out. However, I learned that if you cut between theÂ petal lines you can add dimension on a new level. It is super cool and one of my all-time favorite techniques to do with flowers now. So, let’s get started.
Here are the supplies you’ll need:Â Cardstock, stamped or digital flower image, patterned paper, markers, embellishments, scissors, 5mm/8mm stylus, foam mat or molding pad and adhesive.
Stamp full flower imageÂ twice ontoÂ cardstock. Note: If you are using a digital image like IÂ did,Â both imagesÂ need to be the EXACT same size when printed. IÂ copied and pasted the image after I had the imageÂ the desired size.
Color images, keeping in mind that the main part of the flower only needs some light shading on one of the images since it will be covered. I added a light layer of yellows on mine. The second image will be the one placed on top so color that as you would like it to be seen.
Cut around the second flower’s edges as shown.
Looking at the front of the second flower, determine which petals you would like to make dimensional and cut between those petals. Since I used a sunflower, there are several petals so I cut between the majority of them. In the photo above,Â the back is shownÂ so you can see how the flower isÂ cut on the lines.
Starting with the big ball on the end of your stylus, press down on the back of each petal using a circular motion.Â This will cause the edges of the petal to roll up.
This is what the flower should look like when you have rolled all the petals.
Turn over the flower and carefully pushÂ just the center of the flower down. Roll the stylus over just the center of the flower, leavingÂ the petals rounded.
Some of the petals will naturally start to flatten when you are rolling the center. ThisÂ is okay as the petals will be lifted up again when the flower is attached to the card.
Create your card base with the main panel. I usedÂ a simple gingham patterned paperÂ and wrapped it withÂ twine and attached a button. Adhere the cutÂ flower to theÂ flower base. Tip:Â Line up the flower before adding adhesive to make sureÂ lines match up.
Once the flower is adhered,Â finish decorating card as desired. This is when you can use scissors or a scoring tool to carefully lift one petal’s edge higher than the othersÂ to create variation.
Here is my finished card. I added glitter glueÂ for a little bit of sparkle along with some sequins andÂ a sentiment tag.
Here is a side angle so you can see howÂ some of the sunflower petals are higher than the others. The dimension on this is really cool!
Here is another angle soÂ you canÂ see the difference. This is a great technique for those simpler card designs to add that extra wow!
Hope you have time to play and create your own petal dimension today. Thanks for joining me—have a wonderful day!
Supplies used: Sunflower Power digital stamp set from Power Poppy; twine from May Arts Ribbon; Susan’s Garden Tool Kit from Sizzix; Stickles glitter glue from Ranger Industries Inc.