This is just a short posting on a couple of do-it-yourself flowers that I've used on my cards--or rather, just as short as I can make it. I've had a couple of request to show how I make my flowers.
I was making these flowers for the card that I'll be posting next and I've taken pictures as I go along. (I decided on a separate posting for the card or else just the one posting will be way, way, way too long.)
You need 3 different sizes of daisy punches.
Make 3 punched daisies of each size.
Shade each petal--the tip and a bit to the sides. Because of the smallness of the petals, I use an eye-makeup applicator.
For each of the sizes, arrange the 3 daisies one on top of another, a dab of glue in between, to make a multi-layered flower. Pierce a whole in the middle with a piercing tool--this is optional, but it will make it easier later on. Curl the edges of the flower. You can use the piercing tool for this also.
You now have 3 flowers. Put a dab of glue on the larger two. Stack the flowers together (large, medium, small in that order). Use the piercing tool to centre the flowers. This is where it makes it easier to do that.
Choose your flower centre: a brad, a half-pearl, a rhinestone, a button or whatever pleases you.
I chose the half-pearl.
You need 3 different sizes of daisy punches. Make 2 punched daisies of each size. The petals of these ones are wider than the ones for flower #1.
Shade the edges of each petals, again the tips and a bit to the sides.
With a small scissor, make slashes in each petal.
Yes, every single petal. Sorry, this is the most time-consuming part.
For each size, glue one flower on top of the other. Just a small dab of glue now!
Curl the edges. I use the piercing tool to do this. Also pierce a hole in the centre of each flower--optional, for centering purposes, unless you're planning to use a brad for a flower centre, then it's mandatory.
Glue the 3 flowers together--largest at the bottom, smallest on top (not that you can't figure that out for yourself, hee hee).
Choose a flower centre.
And again, voila! Cool, huh?
Hope this helps and inspire you to be creative.