Monday, March 29, 2010

Paper Flower bookmark

I have been seeing these paper flowers everywhere and decided to try some for myself. They are so much fun to make!

First, I punched out six scalloped circles with my punch from Very Vanilla card stock. I then folded, crushed, unfolded, folded again until I got a lot of good texture on each one. You can also spritz these lightly with water to make the folding easier but I didn't in this case. Once all the pieces have been wadded up, carefully unfold each one and lay them on top of each other.

Using my paper piercer, I made a hole through all six layers and inserted a silver brad through the hole and fastened it. Starting with the top layer, I brought up each layer into the center, crimping and folding to make it as tight as possible, repeating with all the layers. After I got all the layers pulled up into the center, I started gently separating the layers back out.

I used two markers, Ruby Red and Cameo Coral and just made random marks into the various layers of the flower. Then I spritzed the whole thing with the shimmer mist I made using rubbing alcohol and Champagne Mist shimmer paint. It is hard to see in the photo but doing that made the marker run a bit, blending the colors together and also making the flower fairly stiff to hold it's shape. It also gave a really nice, subtle shimmer to the flower. Two leaves were cut from Old Olive card stock using the Birds & Blooms die cut.

The bookmark was cut from Ruby Red cardstock using the Two Tags die and my Big Shot. I then stamped the sentiment on the edge using Black Stazon ink, and stamped a flower using Versamark ink for a watermark look.

The flower is attached to the bookmark using pop up glue dots.

Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink: Ruby Red, Cameo Coral markers
Punches: Scalloped Circle
Die cuts: Birds & Blooms, Two Tags
Other: Silver brad, pop up glue dots, Champagne Mist shimmer paint

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I'm SOOO glad I got to see this in person!! I just fell in love with it!!! You do such fantastic work!!!

  2. This is Beautiful.... I will try them today :0 I did flowers like this with DSP but this is much nicer and look real

  3. This is so pretty and the flower looks real! I'll have to try making some of these! They'd make great gifts! Thanks for sharing!