I have been wanting to make a small rosebud style flower for some time for my scrapbooking and cardmaking and so I purchased the Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland purposely to do this (not that I normally need an excuse!).
So here is a picture tutorial as to how I made these little flowers.
These are the flowers from the die cut I used and the order in which I used them. I used Stampin Up Very Vanilla cardstock and you need just one of each of the four individual shapes.
I spritzed them with Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist and blended (very lightly) some Vintage Photo Distress Inks around the edges.
I used a ball embossing tool on some foam using a circular motion in the centre of the wrong side of the flower (just the two smallest ones). This just helps the edges curl up slightly making the next stage a little easier.
Taking the smallest of the flowers I placed a small amount of glue at the left hand edge of each petal (I am using Art Glitter Clear Adhesive, but any pva glue will do). Then fold each petal into the centre glueing the layers together. It was not possible to take a photograph of this stage so I hope you can see from the picture what I have done. Don't worry too much if the edges collapse a bit at this stage, or it is not too circular as this is the inner rosebud.
Place your completed rosebud into the centre of the slightly larger flower and placing glue again on the lower half of each petal go through the same process, folding towards the centre, one at a time.
The rosebud centre is now completed.
Taking the other two flower shapes, I have used the ball embossing tool on the right side this time creating a little bit of shape to the petals. It is then just a matter of layering your rosebud onto these petals.
The completed flower, about the size of a 50 pence piece.
I think this will be such a versatile little flower! I hope you have some fun making them too.