Sunday, 22 May 2011

3d Flower Tutorial

Good Morning!
I love it when you make projects using my tutorials but please be sure to link back here and give credit when you make and post to your blog.
Thank-you for your understanding and I hope you enjoy this tutorial xx
Before we start I highly recommend a cuppa as this is a very long post! also I want to say I am not the original inventor of this flower, I have just made this based on lots of other 3d flowers available on w.w.web but adapted it for use with SU! Fun Flowers Die :-) Finally, you should be able to click on each picture to make them larger. All materials used are Stampin' Up! and available to purchase through me :-D

 O.K. this is what you will need, you will get this flower from one sheet of 6x6 DSP, double sided paper is best (all SU! paper is double sided) this one is Elegant Soiree, tombow glue (great as it sticks quickly and firmly) Fun Flowers Die (SU! exclusive), Big Shot die cutting machine, trimmer to cut your paper into 7.5 cm squares, bone folder, sponge and ink for the petals.
TOP TIP TIME!   When I get a new Die, I always measure each image and write the sizes on the back of each die, as shown. It saves loads of time and you don't waste loads of card or paper (although I always add an extra bit in case it slips) or time measuring and marking ready to cut.
Next up, layer up the paper, you can cut all 4 sheets at the same time, and run it through your SU! Big Shot,

Once you have die cut your flowers you need to leave the first flower whole, cut a straight line into the middle of flower no:2, cut out one petal from flower no:3 and 2 petals out of flower no:4

Ink the edges of each flower with a sponge or dauber then curve downwards using your bone folder,

Now take the whole flower, gently fold into 4 and trim the bottom point off,
Next, take the flower with just the cut in and before you glue fold around onto the next petal then trim the bottom off this too, TOP TIP: it just makes it much easier to fold and stick completely level with the petal that will be underneath,

Do the same with the other two flowers with one and two petals missing,
Take the double and single petal pieces and roll with the pattern the opposite way round as picture, rolling the single petal tighter to fit inside the two petal piece, again trim the bottom off of these pieces so they will sit at the same height as the other layers,
Start to assemble by gluing at the bottom of each piece from the middle outwards,
this is what the bottom will look like, you need to trim the last bit you can off,
then I punched a 3/4" circle from a scrap left over from from die cutting the flowers,
Stick it to the bottom of the flower by cutting like so,
and this is what the bottom will look like in the end, nice and neat ;-)
Phew! Well if you are still with me well done! I did say it was a lot of pics didn't I?
So, this is what you should have at the end of this tutorial, I hope it makes sense, if not then please do let me know :-D
And if I can help you get your hands on any of the products shown today then don't hesitate to get in touch.

 Edit to say: HERE is the link to see the finished card with a few more top tips for how to attach it securely!
 Stampin' Hugs and big thanks for dropping by today, 
Sarah-Jane xxx


  1. STUNNING!!! can't wait to have a go!!
    Kelly xx
    P.s love all the top tips.

  2. These are gorgeous roses! Thanks for the excellent tutorial Sarah Jane. You make it look so easy!

  3. Just gorgeous, took my breath away.

  4. This is beautiful!!! I can't wait to mkae one. It looks great in Elegant Soiree. Thanks for making up the tutorial and sharing...x

  5. Just beginning card making. If I can ever achieve anything slightly resembling your very classic work I will be delighted Thank you for your tutorial

  6. I have done this with other dies but the SU one. Thanks for sharing and I will go try an flower!


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