I love this new script called You’re My Fave in the new A Muse Studio catalog. It has 6 great big and bold sentiments that are perfect for cardmaking and scrapbooking. Angi, my talented upline, made a similar flower (she has made a whole batch of different kinds but I am partial to orange poppies!) so I wanted to give it a try too.
Let me first show you my first attempt so you can see a flower gone bad…it’s important to follow the steps, believe me!
And now for the steps to do it properly! I started with Orange and Seattle colored crepe paper from A Muse Studio. This is a full sized piece folded back and forth until I had 12 layers…you can see that I have it in about 3 inch wide sections.
Next I free hand cut a circle from that stack and also a second circle from a piece of cardstock. It’s bigger than a quarter for reference…It’s about 1 1/2 inches in its diameter.
To prepare each petal, this is the key! Take one edge of the circle and pinch it between your thumb and forefinger and twist. You need to do this to each petal and they will actually curve and cup a bit. If you don’t do this, your flower will look like my first example of a flower gone bad!
Now the layering begins. I found a clear glue did not work well for me… but place 5 dots spaced about evenly around the white cardstock circle. add the petals. Next attach four petals. Last step, add the final three petals.
For the center, I learned this particular tip from Angi. I love it! The stamen would be okay just plain Seattle, but she upped it a notch but dipping a bit of the tips into Slate Splash – also from A Muse Studio.
For my stamen I took about 2 inches of Seattle crepe paper and folded it in half and then accordion style to cut some little snips…see close up below. After that I dipped it quickly into the splash and let it dry.
Just use the amount of grey crepe paper you want – fiddle with it a bit until it looks fluffy and then glue down. Done!
I hope you’ll give it a try and share your results on my Facebook page, Blessings Ink!