As I was drifting off to sleep last night, I had visions of medallion flowers dancing in my head. This is not surprising since medallions and medallion style flowers are popular and are starting to fill up the shelves at scrapbooking stores.
Anyway, I had an idea to make my own. Unfortunately, I had to go to sleep, wake up, go to work...then I was able to make it!!!! Yay! I am sure I am not alone! I have been thinking about it all day. So, without further ado, here is my version of the medallion style flower.
Using a set of nesting punches or a circle cutting system, cut/punch 2 large circles. Mine were a little over three inches. I used the Creative Memories cutting system because that just happens to be what I own. I also have a set of circle punches, but my biggest one was one and a half inches. I wanted a big flower, so I used my cutting system. You can also use your Cricut, if you want. Find a circle on a cartridge and cut it out anywhere from 2-3 inches.
Cut or punch out two slightly smaller circles. I used my cutting system again.
I then punched a hole in the middle of all four circles. Again, you can use your cutting system or punches. I punched a hole in the middle of mine to help me with the next step (Step 4).
Having the hole in the middle lets me know where I need to make my cuts. I then fringe-cut it all the way around. I occasionally cut one petal completely off, leaving a little gap for aesthetics.
After I fringed the larger circles and the smaller circles, I crumple them up in my hand. This helps to give them a better 3-d look and they will stand up a little bit better on your layout.
I unravel all of the circles and will next start layering them. I start with a larger circle and put 3-d foam tape on two sides of the middle.
I add the next layer, the larger circle and then I glue the two smaller circles on top.
After I layered it how I want, with all four circles glued together now, I wll add a chipboard embellishment to the top.
The last thing I do is finish the back. I liked to punch a circle and glue it to the back. It helps the flower adhere better to a layout or chipboard album.
Ta-da! I have been waiting all day to do this!
Post a picture of your flower using this tutorial! Let me see what you did!
Thanks for looking!