Today is HOT HOT HOT (and I’m not just talking about the temperature outside)! Today I am keeping the Big Shot Fun rolling so I have another Big Shot Tutorial for you! If you missed out any of the others this week, check them out here – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday! It’s also FRIDAY so the weekend is in site! Can I get a WOOT WOOT?
I’m showing you how to make these amazing little flowers! I used the Spiral Flower Die with my Big Shot to get the template cut out for these flowers! You need a piece of cardstock that measures 4″ x 4-1/4″ and you can run 2-4 pieces of cardstock through the Big Shot at one time! Great for making lots of flowers at the same time! Then you will un the die-cut image over your bone folder to break down the fibers of the cardstock. This will make it start to curl as well. The middle of the flower is the smallest little scallop, not the bigger end. (That was a surprise to me, I totally thought start big and work your way down. Fold the first (smallest) scallop back and then start rolling forward. This will create a nice flower center. Your hot glue gun and Silicone Mat will be your best friend for finishing these flowers off too! When making a flower with 2 colors, just lay the 2 pieces together and start rolling! You can even do 2 of the same colors and roll them together for a nice full flower! After you have rolled it all nice and tight, throw it in the air and let it bounce around a little to loosen up if you want a fuller, more open flower! Add your hot glue glob to the last circle/scallop and press your flower rolls into that glob and hold for 10 seconds. You can then add some hot glue to the 2nd scallop to adhere it to the side of your flower if you want a tight look. Once you are finished and it is dried/cooled, take a clear block and press it on the top of your flower (too much pressing can result in a ripped/smoothed flower). This will flatten the petals out a little and make your flower look more open. You can also use your bone folder to fold the petals out a little too! Don’t forget to save your negative image of the die to use for Pop Up Cards, check that out here!
To see this in action, check out my Video Tutorial below! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it and want to see more! Let me know in the comments what you would like to see next!
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Well I hope you have an amazing weekend! Happy Stampin’