Monday, January 2, 2012

Make a Tri-floral Flower Embellishment Tutorial

This is one of the flower embellishments that I make and love to use on cards.  You will see some examples of this flower on my challenge blog at


Cut three of the smallest flowers from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die.

Using the McGill Floral Stylus gently, but firmly rub the larger ball around on the petals to breakdown the fibers in the paper to make it easier to shape.  The petals will start to curl up at this point, and this is what we are after.  Whatever you do, don't use an embossing tool on this as you will punch through the paper.  You are better off trying to curl this with you fingers.


Holding the stylus more or less straight up and down, rub in a circular motion in the very center of the flower.  This will cause the petals to curl up into a cup shape, which is what we want to happen.

You can try doing this by using your fingers, but it doesn't form quite as nicely.

 Forming the Tri-Floral

Hold the three flowers in the configuration demonstrated in the picture.

Place all three flowers in the center of the glue dot, assuring that all flowers get stuck into the glue as shown above.  I just leave the tri-floral on the paper until I'm ready to place it on the card, but wanted you to see what it should look like once the three flowers are on the glue dot.

I generally put pearls, nail heads, flower soft or something in the centers before placing these on a card or lay-out.  I embellish them with leaves that I cut with my Cricut or McGill Floral Punches, which are just wonderful to use.  You will see lots of these in the spring.

Hope you enjoy.  If you make some of these leave a comment with a link to where you use them.  Thanks, and enjoy.


Creative Cutter Room said...

Your flowers are beautiful. Nice job on the tutorial. TFS CAthie

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful these technique on your site. And your clear instructions.
Lovely greet'

Pamela said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. That paper came from the Polka Doodles cd Pretty Sweet and comes in some really pretty colourways.

Pam x