Make Your Own Carnations

My mom LOVES carnations, so when I saw a tutorial on how to make them I just had to give it a go.

This is super easy!

Using the Big Shot and the Scallop Circle Die, cut 8 vellum (paper - not cardstock) scallop circles

Choose 2 or 3 shades of color (I used Rose Red, Regal Rose and Melon Mambo).

Color the edges of the vellum circles - you do not need to color the whole flower

Line all the pieces on top of each other and poke a hole in the center - insert a brad to hold the pieces together.

Using paper snips, cut in towards the center of the flower

Fluff the layers

Using a water bottle, spritz each of the layers with water. The ink will start to bleed

You will see the marker ink bleeding and blending into the petals, and your vellum will curl as it absorbs the water. You may need to mist again if all of your petals did not get enough water the first time. Allow your flower to dry, this will take a while, but as it dries your flower will take it's shape and curl even more!

1 comment:

Cindy Major said...

Wow, Tracie, that is a GREAT project!!! Love it!