Sunday, 19 July 2009

5 Petal Flower Punch Leaf Tutorial

Here's how I made the leaves from this card. Click on any picture for a closer look.

Using the Stampin' Up! 5 Petal Flower Punch, punch out one flower for each leaf spray that you want to make. Also cut out one stem per leaf spray - about 3mm wide is fine. The length of these stems is about 6cm, but it's not critical - any extra length can be trimmed off when the leaf spray is finished.

For the leaves on the card linked above, I first stamped the Old Olive card with the Canvas Background Stamp. The leaves in this tutorial are just using the naked Old Olive.

Cut between each petal to the centre of the flower so that you end up with five separate pieces as shown. The outer tips of the flower petals will become the tips of the leaves, and the point at the centre will be the base that you stick onto the stem.

Using a DEET and moulding mat, make a crease down the centre of the leaf. For the leaves in the picture at the top of this tutorial, I only did this centre crease.

If you wish, make some side veins in the leaf as well.

Place a small blob of glue on a scrap of paper, and touch the tip of the leaf base to the glue.

Stick this first leaf to the top of the stem.

Stick the next leaf to one side, slightly further down the stem.

Then the third one on the other side, slightly further down again. You can either stop here for a small spray . . .

. . . or stick on the other two leaves to make the five leaf spray.

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lifesabeach32940 said...

You have the BEST tutorials!! I visit your site every day!! Thank you!!

Conniecrafter said...

neat way to give texture, cool!

Shaz said...

I love your tutorial always, thanks for share with us your passion for flowers. Any way hun I have something for you if pop over to my blog and collect it.

Shaz xxxx

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