I amin love with making these flowers! They are really quick and the video tutorial here <----- click to go see it. The video tutorial is by someone else, and they have done a wonderful job showing off these flowers.
One of the great things about these is that you can use all different kinds of paper: you can use cardstock, scrapbook paper, brown paper bags (see yesterday's post), books, tissue paper, etc. But I think my favorite is to use the pages from a book that I've relegated to craft use (it was extremely bad poetry) but it makes great paper crafts!
The basics: PSPSCUSBR
Punch: Punch (or die cut), I like to use 8 if its thick like cardstock, 9 if its paper
Sponge: The color of your choice onto the edges, I love to use dye based ink because it softens and blends beautifully when you mist it.
Pierce: Stack them together and then pierce in the middle (thumb tack or piercing tool), this is for a brad you will use later.
Sprtiz: Spritz or mist these water, use enough to get them wet.
Crumple: Crumple them up like a spitball
Uncrumple: that's right, very gently pull them back apart
Stack: place them all together
Brad: Place a brad through that whole you pierced in the middle of them
Crumple: Crumple them back together, working from the very top layer. Keep playing with the layers till you get the flower as you like it (its okay to add a bit more mist to them if they're getting dry).
Let dry and place your masterpiece on your card.