Tiny Lotus Flower Approximately 1cm at widest point
The above picture is the tutorial I shall be showing you step by step to make. It is a very simple little and quick flower to make and here are the things you will need to make it.
|1. Punch 4 flowers out|
|2. Things you will need|
You will also need a pointed five petal 1.6cm flower punch (mine is a papermania punch), an embossing tool or the rounded bottom of a pen, cardstock and green ink pad. You will also need something like a piece of foam or the back of a mouse mat for shaping your flowers.
STEP ONE: Punch out 4 of the five petalled flowers.
STEP TWO: Take one flower and colour it green with your ink pad. Alternatively, you can colour it in with a marker, colouring pencil or paint. Set this to the side to dry.
Take your remaining 3 flowers and place these on your foam or mouse mat. Taking your embossing tool or the rounded end of a pen, start to press and emboss the centre of each flower in a circular motion. This breaks the fibres in the cardstock and it will start to lift the petals upwards and inwards, which will help shape your flower.
Then gently emboss the petals by lightly pressing on them and moving the embossing tool outwards to the ends of the petal. This gives your flower more definition. See photo 3 below.
|3. Emboss the flower centre and petals|
|4. Add glue to each side of the inside petals|
STEP FOUR: Gently start to bring your petals together to form a bud. I tend to overlap each petal over the next however, this not a hardened rule. Just as long as you have something that resembles a bud. After all, natures flowers are not all perfect. Give the bud a gentle squeeze to mould the bud and hold it gently for a few seconds to ensure the glue holds its bud form. Also, you may need to use your embossing tool or pen to flatten the underneath part of the bud. This is so the bud will sit neatly inside the next flower. See photo 5.
|5. Shape the petals into a bud|
STEP FIVE: Take your 2nd flower and this time, place glue in the centre and half way up the sides of the petals, See photo 6.
|6. Place glue in the centre and half way up the petals|
STEP 6: Place the bud you've made into the centre of the second flower and shape the petals around the bud, but allowing the second flowers petals to sit out slightly from the bud. See photo 7.
|7. Place bud into the centre of the 2nd flower|
STEP SEVEN: Take your 3rd and final flower and place glue in the centre and just skirting the bottom of the petals. See photo 8.
|8. Add glue to the 3rd flower|
STEP 8: Now place the growing bud into the centre of the 3rd flower and try to off-set the petals. Shape and mould the flower until you are happy with how the petals are sitting. These petals should also not be completely glued to the layer above it. They should be sitting out slightly from the bud. See photo 9.
|9. Glue 3rd layer and shape|
STEP NINE: Finally, after shaping your flower to your desired shape, take the green coloured flower and place a small dot of glue in the centre of it. Glue this to the bottom of your lotus flower. And your teeny tiny lotus flower is complete. See photo 10 and 11.
|11. Teeny Tiny Lotus flower|
Simple and easy to make and you don't need a lot of bits and bobs to make them. If you have any questions about this tutorial, please do not hesitate to ask me. I am more than happy to help. CraftyLoops xx