Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Die Cut/Punch Flower Accent Tutorial- Catch the Bug- March 28th 2018

It is tutorial day at the Catch the Bug Challenge  blog and  this is my contribution for this month. It is a short tutorial on how to create  a simple  flower to use as an embellishment.  Flowers can be created using various tools and this is my version using a die and a punch.

Materials Used

  • half pearl 
  • ink 
  • flower punch 
  • circle punch
  • flower die 
  • sponge
  • sicizzors
  • glue
  • ball stylus (optional) 

1. Create flower : die cut 2 flowers using a die of your choice.( I prefer a five petal one for this type of flower  and used the  Marianne Design LR0108 die for mine.)   Punch out a five petal flower and a 1/2 circle.

2. Scizzor Cut one of the die cut flowers to a smaller size so just the ends of the  larger flower can be seen when it is placed over the larger one.This die has a indentation   ( just below the  punched out  ovals on each petal)  that allows for a guideline of where to cut.

3. Sponge the edges of the  flower pieces.

 4. Adhere the largest petaled flower to the 1/2 inch circle for stabilization. (I use a glue pen) and use the ball stylus to give it some dimension.

5.   Use the ball stylus on the second flower  before attaching it to the largest flower. This gives it more dimension than if you  adhered it to the largest flower first (due to the circle stabilization).

 6. Repeat step  on the smallest flower and adhere the half pearl to the center.

You now have a flower to use as an embellishment. Just add some leaves or flourishes and you are ready to go! If desiring a flat flower delete the use of the ball stylus. If you would like the bottom layer more dimensional  delete the use of the stabilizing circle.

1. Crafting from the Heart Challenge #200 ATG
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3. Whoopsie Daisy Digi  ATG option of anything but Square
4. Through the Craftroom Door ATG
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March 2018
6. Crafty Gals Challenge #162 ATG


  1. Ooo, Glenda, loving the flower and leaves and the bright red is fabulous!

  2. Great image and sentiment love the flower and tutorial
    carol x

  3. Super cute flower Glenda...Visiting you after what seems ages and it is such a pleasure to see your awesome creations
    Dr Sonia

  4. That is a lovely flower to add to your card! Thanks for your entry to CraftyHazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenge! Hope to also see you at the April Challenge...
    ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

  5. What a great project. Thanks so much for joining us this month. We have a brand new challenge starting tomorrow. I hope you can join us!
    xx Jan WD DT

  6. I love this! What a fabulous project! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
    Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Judy
    DT member at TTCRD {Welcome to follow my blog}

  7. Great tutorial from a lady who knows her flowers! Thanks so much!

  8. Your flower is gorgeous! The red makes for a striking project and I love the mix of polka dots.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge

  9. Your embellishment is perfect! I would have never thought to cut one of the dies smaller but that really is genius. The added pearl is just perfect. And great card too!