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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Boho punch flower

As promised here is how I made this flower:

I used the Boho Blooms punch with double sided designer series paper using the punch upside down I punched 5 of the large flowers and then one of the 6 petal flowers,
You'll also need a piece of 5/8" gros grain or other wide ribbon and a brad, ( for the brown flower i used a brad and then added a pearl with a glue dot)
When you've punched the flowers cut between the petals almost to the middle of the flower but not all the way through,
do the same thing to all 5 flowers until they look like this,
next using a large ball tool (or the end of a gel pen or round ended paint brush work just as well) and a padded mat ( or a mouse mat works too) rub the ball tool in small circles so that the centre of each flower becomes depressed and the petals begin to stand up,
This will make it easier to form the flower shape,
next you'll need to use your mat pack and piercer to make a small hole in the centre of each flower to push your brad through,

add all 5 flowers to the brad don't worry if your flower goes a little flat that's OK,
next cut two 3" pieces of ribbon and twist them into the leaves as below,
then Pierce a hole so that your brad can go through,
once you've added the leaves use the spare 6 petal flower behind the ribbon as the base, once it's all attached hold the ribbon leaves back so that you can start squeezing your petals up to create the desired shape,
You should have something which looks like this when you're done!

Have fun making flowers!