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As you know, flowers are all the rage in scrapbooking!

Would you like to learn how to make your own pretty  2-layered scallop flowers to use on layouts or cards?  I can show you an easy way! Read on…

SUPPLIES

 

Before you start, gather some simple supplies, as pictured above.

Scallop Circle Punch (mine is by EK Success)   

Paper from which you will  punch 2 scallop circles

Pencil

Scissors

Glue dots

Buttons

Ink

Mod-Podge & paintbrush (optional)

 

 

 Step 1: Punch 2 scallop-edged circles and roughly mark the center of each as seen below. 

STEP #1

Step 2: Using your scissors, cut toward the center alongside of each “scallop-bump” as seen below.

**Stop cutting just a little bit before reaching the center.**

Step #2

Step 3: Using a mini-glue dot, adhere a coordinating or contrasting  button to the center of the flower shape you want as the top layer of your flower.  

Step #3

Step 4.  Apply a mini glue dot to the center of the flower shape that will be the bottom layer of your flower (in photo below, that is the solid blue scallop circle.)

Step #4

Step 5. Now adhere the top scallop circle to the bottom scallop circle using the glue dot you just positioned. Your flower will now look like this:

Step #5

Step 6. Now, give the “petals” some dimension  by gently “curving them” slightly  with your fingers.

Step #6

Step 7.  Add some ink around the edges of your flowers – a little as seen on these 3 flowers, or a lot! Your choice!

Step #7

Step 8. If desired, coat top of  flower (not button) with a layer of mod-podge and allow to dry. This helps the petals hold their shape nicely. Then, once dry,  use a glue dot to adhere the finished flower(s) to your layout or card. Some examples of these flowers used on layouts follow. Thanks for joining me today for this “How To!”

 Examples of Step #8~

“Bond”~ a DT layout created with the May Showers SNS Ribbon Kit 

Photos by Danique Fisher of Century Classic Photography.

Handmade scallop-circle flowers mixed with fussy-cut flowers. Note that some flowers have seed-beads as centres instead of a button. Those beads were sealed in place with Glossy Accents. Note also that "Smooch" pearlized accent ink was used as an accent on both types of flowers.

Handmade flowers from patterned paper mixed with flowers made with magazine pages and sealed with Mod-Podge. Note that some of the flowers are heavily inked, some more minimally.

“Kate and Grace”~ a layout created for a Challenge.

Photo by Danique Fisher of Century Classic Photography.

"Precious Face" layout created for a recent SNS Forum Challenge. Photo Credit: Tammy Pyette. Handmade flowers here were mixed with a selection of Prima blooms. Tiny scraps of ribbon were used as "leaves."

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