31.5.11

Easy Circle Flower Tutorial and Punched Flower Tutorial

Circle Flowers
Circle Flower Tutorial

This card is a recycling project -the golden paper in this card has been cut out from a wedding invitation card which I recycled.The wedding invitation cards in India are so gorgeous .
This card is inspired by the ICR 3 challenge photo inspiration - I have used the rich golden color and the perfectly Indian design on the golden paper to depict the theme.
I will share the tutorials for 2 of the flowers used in this card
Circle Punch Flowers
The central Flowers are made of circles.These are one of my favorite type of flowers .If you need lots of flowers these are a good option as they are easy to make and lovely
Materials Required
  • Circles: 5 + 1
  • Circle punch
  • Glue
  • Embellishment for center: pearls, beads,flower stamens

Punch craft Circle Flowers
How to make the Circle Punch Flower
Punch 5 circles.The base of your flower can be a circle, a sun punch or even a bit of scrap paper.I have used a circle as the base also
Gently fold the circles .You can emboss too but folding gives as good a result and saves a lot of time!
Apply a generous blob of glue to the base 
Circle Flower Tutorial

Layer the circular flower petals overlapping each other.
The last two petals may need a little bit of glue on the tip to help adhere better
Embellish the center of your flower : If you are using beads or pearls avoid the flat base ones as the center of your flower is not flat.
Circle Flower Tutorial

Embellishing using flower stamens/pistils:Cut close to the bulbous portion and glue to the center of the flower.You can hide the narrow end within the flower petals so that the center seems to emerge from deep in the flower.

Circle Flower Tutorial
The Punch Flower Tutorial is fairly a simple technique
Punch Flower Craft

If you have a flower punch - try this technique- It makes your flowers come alive!
Craft Punch Flower Tutorial

  • Punch the flowers
  • Place them on an embossing mat or on the backside of your mouse pad
  • Use a blunt tooth pick / inkless ballpoint pen or embossing tool to run from the center to the tip of the flower petals.
Craft Punch Flower Tutorial
  • Your flat flowers will become 3 D and all the more lovely
  • Apply a dot of glue to the center of your flower and embellish the center with a bead or pearl
  • Layer this flower over another to create more exquisite flowers
Circle Flower Tutorial
Here are the links to some cards with Circle Punch flowers 
Edited: This card won the Top  3 at  ICR 3 challenge

31 comments:

  1. Thanks!As usual very nice and detailed turorial with good tips.

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  2. I love your great ideas- and the great picture tutorials you offer- Thanks- beautiful papers and love the curved border!

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  3. You're right about the wedding invitations in india :)They're beautiful! When I first saw your card I was thinking it's "so indian" GORGEOUS! Love the golden and red combo :)

    That tutorial is great! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. This is so beautiful, I also went through a lot of your older posts.. & I', super impressed with your detailed explanation of your work.. gives a lot of tips on sometimes seemingly small things..

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  5. Very beautiful flowers! I must try it! I have in plan other few flowers you made! Very good ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Dr. Sonia
    This card is wonderful. Love the gold and the flowers are soooo pretty. Thanks for the tutorial. I love flowers.
    Also, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such encouragement.
    Myrna

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  7. I am excited to try this. Thank you.

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  8. Thank You all so much for the sweet sentiments

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    1. Dr,i admire your artworks.You are such a talented person.being a surgeon & finding time to create masterpieces from things which even simple house wives find as an irritation!

      Preethi

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  9. Flowers are cute and pretty ,thanks for the tutorial.

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  10. thanks doc for ur really simple tutorials... the effect is amazing

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  11. So pretty and elegant. Lovely flowers as always. And the border looks great.

    xxx Monica

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  12. Wow, so pretty. So many times I have just recycled the leftover circle punch-outs from my Cricut Die Cuts and never thought they could be reused for this. Now I know and now I will! Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial!
    Smilez,
    Jessica

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  13. Love your tutorials..very easy to follow ...thanks for sharing :)

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  14. Pretty, simple, and quick, exactly how I like my crafts! Love these lovely flowers, thanks for sharing the how to!

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  15. OMGOSH how cute are your flowers!! I love them, thanks so much for sharing how to make them!! And thanks again for playing along this week at Paper Play:-)
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  16. Lovely project! I love how you recycled the wedding invitations - such an elegant touch :)

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  17. thanks a lot for all ur lovely comments on my blog and i am even more thankful for ur encouragement for homeschooling...i need it and i'll need ur input in future too.
    i have a question.....from where can i buy this flower punch...this is so cool....i have bought mseal to make ladybugs...cant tell u how much i have to learn from ur blog.

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  18. Himadri you may have to hunt in your area for "craft punches". In Bangalore too whenever I visit a fancy store or stationary store I ask to be shown their punches.Big shops are often more expensive but have more variety.
    Thank You for saying such lovely things

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  19. That is just stunning! I'm now a follower.

    ~Macy from www.craftyconfessions.com

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  20. This is so beautiful!! Love how you explain everything in detail... and make it seem so simple:)
    I havent tried many craft work with putti, just open ended art... but will try some soon!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Congrats DR Sonia on being selected as an esteemed creation in ICR loved ur work as usual.

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  22. You have such great tutorials. Thanks so much for sharing.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  23. Wow, thank you for the tutorial. I'm going to have to try this. And what a stunning card.

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  24. Fantastic card Sonia.. Great way to recycle. Saw this on MIM..Loz

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  25. Thank you SO much for the tutorial...I'm going to try these beautiful flowers!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw it on MIM...the more comments left, the greater the chance of winning this week's fabulous prize! Good luck!
    Rene ;D

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  26. Dr. Sonia, your card today is so elegant and lovely. Thank you for the tutorial for the little flowers. I looks so simple when you show us how. NancyD

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  27. Very Beautiful Dr Sonia.. Saw this on MIM

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  28. Beautiful Dr Sonia, so glad to meet up with you on MIM, I love your work.

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  29. wow..!!!...very nice explanation... i feel if i try one craft from your tutorial...per day... i learn so much like never ending... thanks a lot for sharing the tutorial

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