This is an second alternative using the Sizzix Tattered Florals die instead of hand cutting the flowers as I did in the first metal flower tutorial I did.
If you enjoy making your own flower embellishments but are perhaps looking for something a little more interesting than your standard paper flower then this flower technique can offer you that and a whole lot more. Using metal will also add some interesting texture to your project.
Sizzix tattered florals die cut
Embossing folder of your choice
Step One: Using your Cuttlebug or other die-cutting machine cut 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small flower from the Sizzix tattered florals die cut set.
Step Two: Emboss your florals using any embossing folder of your choice. Using a sanding block, sand down the raised embossed images on your metal.
Step Three: Add some embossing ink to the tips of each petal and then pour some UTEE powder over. Tap off any excess powder onto a spare piece of paper which you can then use to funnel the powder back into its container.
Step Four: Using your heating tool, heat the UTEE until it begins to melt. I recommend only doing one layer as you want the grainy uneven finish for these.
Step Five: Bend each petal upwards and also pinch the top of each petal inwards creating a "v" shape as shown above. Stack the flowers starting with the largest at the bottom gluing each layer to the next as you go. Add a flower center (I used a pearl) and you're done.
These will make a lovely addition to any scrapbook layout, card or tag. Experiment with various petal shapes using your metal sheets to create different styles of flowers.