I've had a couple of requests to do a tutorial on how to make the clover flowers that I've added to my Just Be'cow'se card that I posted HERE.
So here goes. (Warning: this takes a lot of patience...hee hee.)
- Daisy flower dies/punches--small and medium. The one I used is this Crealies Creative Flowers No. 02 die set--the small daisy is 3/4" (2cm) in diameter and the medium daisy is 1/16" (3cm).
- Green cardstock
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Bundled Sage (or other green shade) and a dauber/dabber
- Spray bottle filled with tap water
- Molding mat
- Stylus to shape flowers (medium ball)
- Piercing tool
- 1-Hole punches (1/4" and 1/16")
- Craft glue
Diecut 4 medium and 1 small flowers from white cardstock. (This is for one clover flower only, so multiply that by the number of clover flowers you want.)
Dab some green distress ink in the centre of each flower.
Punch a hole in the centre of one of the medium flowers and a small hole in the centre of the small flower a shown.
Spray some water over the flowers, just enough to dampen the paper. If they get too wet, just let them dry a bit.
Every single petal needs to be folded upwards in half, yikes...yeah, I know...sorry. If you have small hands, you can probably use your thumb and finger to pinch the petals. This is the way I do it.
Place the flowers on your molding mat (a rubber mouse pad will do as well) and score down the middle of each petal with a piercing tool. Press firmly.
Fold the petals. I use a tweezer to pinch them closed--again you can use your thumb and finger if you find this easier.
Turn the flowers upside down. Cup each of the flower using a stylus (medium-size ball).
Form the cups of the 4 medium flowers so they have varying degree of tightness as shown. The tighter ones will be more towards the centre of the clover flower. The one with the centre hole should have the widest spread--the least tight.
The small flower diecut is for the very bottom layer of the clover.
Let dry completely.
With a small scissor, make a cut between any 2 of the petals...
Glue the 4 medium flowers together.
Cut a thin strip from green cardstock.
Dab some glue at the centre of the small flower and insert the green strip through the hole from underneath as shown.
Adhere to the bottom of the cluster of medium flowers.
There you go. Have fun!
I made this video also...
I forgot about the leaves...LOL. Here's how I made them.
Diecut from green cardstock--using Memory Box 98505 Norland Flower dies for the 3-leaf cluster and Heartfelt Creations Perfect Petals for the single leaf.
Draw some white markings with Sakura Gelly Roll White pen.
Smudge the white markings with a paper stump dipped in water.
And look here! I made a pink clover using pink cardstock instead of white.