If you have wondered how to make some of the beautiful paper flowers you see around, here’s how to use the Stampin’ Up! Creped Filter Paper to make lovely paper flowers. Our azaleas are blooming beautifully outside this week so my mind is on flowers!
You can use punches or the Big Shot to cut out your flower shapes. On this flower, I used the Floral Frames Framelits. I cut out four layers of filter paper at one time!
You may leave the filter paper plain white and still make a beautiful poofy flower, but if you like a colored one, there are several ways to do it. The first one I made in this post here, I brayered each piece of filter paper. I suppose you could also sponge the ink on the paper.
Today, though, I’ve seen other people online spritzing their filter paper! If you have the empty Stampin’ Spritzer #126185 (you get two in a package for only $2.95), just add some 70% rubbing alcohol and some drops of reinker in the color you want. You could combine colors if you wanted. I filled the spritzer tube about halfway with alcohol and put in about six drops of reinker. It came out pretty light although you can respray or add more drops. Better to want to add some than to wish you had made it lighter! I made two colors, one Daffodil Delight and one Calypso Coral. Shake them up and spray! The alcohol will dry pretty quickly.
When dry, layer the flowers one on top of the other, even offsetting them so they look more like a real flower. Insert any brad in the center to hold them together (it will barely show, if at all, so no need to use a good one).
Next, pull up each layer, starting in the center and scrunch it up in the center. Don’t worry, it’s not supposed to look good while you do it! After you do all the layers, pull them all back down slightly to make your flower look how you want. I also sponged some ink around the edges of the whole flower that really added a nice accent.
Try it! It’s easy and probably like paper flowers you made as a child!
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