flowerstairstepI came across this video tutorial showing how to use your scrapbook papers to make flowers with a scallop punch. It’s from Mary Beerman, a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator.

You can use the flowers to make a stair card as Mary did in the photo on the left, or you can use them to decorate your scrapbook page.

I’ve added a couple of tips below after the video.

Punch Flower Video Tutorial

 This video has been removed. I will try to replace it with a similar video soon.

Add more shape

These flowers look good as they are.

However, for a bit more interest and to give more definition, place your flower upside down on something firm but flexible like the back of a mouse mat or a foam pad. Then, using small circular movements with an embossing tool or the round end of your piercing tool, rub lightly over each petal until you have a pleasing shape.

If you don’t have either of these tools you could try a dead ball-point pen, but be careful to use a light hand and not lean too hard or you will tear your flower petals.

Another way to achieve a similar, realistic, curled effect is to pull the dull edge of a knife, or your scissors over the back of each petal – just like you would curl ribbon for decoration.

Over to you now to have a go and use your scrapbook papers to make flowers for your cards and scrapbooking pages. Have fun.